Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2827

Received: 19/11/2019

Respondent: Ms Pauline Kneafsey

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

I do not agree with the modifications of MM101 - increasing the size of the plot and taking away the limit of 170 houses. The inaccuracy of calling the village a 'medium village' in the Settlement Hierarchy makes the allocation of site MMO006 totally unsound.

Change suggested by respondent:

Policy MMO006 needs to be deleted from the VALP in order to ensure the VALP is sound and legally compliant.

Full text:

Maids Moreton is not a 'medium village'. Only 4 key criteria exist in Maids Moreton not 6 as incorrectly categorised. As defined in the Settlement Hierarchy,para 5.18 (ED 228), Maids Moreton is in fact a 'smaller village'.

The Council's capacity-led approach in identifying allocations, attempts to swamp Maids Moreton with a proposed excessive increase of 50.8%. Listed 'medium' villages' proposed increase range from 9%-37%. VALP para 4.153 (now para 4.148) illustrates this fact. Maids Moreton should be categorized as a 'smaller village'. The allocation in MM283 of 12 houses is more fitting for a small settlement of 358 houses.

I do not agree with the modifications of MM101 - increasing the size of the plot and taking away the limit of 170 houses. The inaccuracy of calling the village a 'medium village' in the Settlement Hierarchy makes the allocation of site MMO006 totally unsound.