Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2096

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Historic England

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

we would prefer "conserve or enhance" as terminology more consistent with the National Planning Policy Framework and as recognising that sensitive change can take place whilst maintaining or even enhancing the historic environment . We would also prefer the principle to read ".......the significance of heritage assets and their setting".

In addition, the reference to mitigation implies some harm to heritage assets, both in the first instance and residually, which would be contrary to the principle of preserving (or conserving) and enhancing such assets. We therefore suggest omitting "including through mitigation as required".

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