Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2838

Received: 08/12/2019

Respondent: Mr RICHARD JONES

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

This increase by a factor of 2.6 is not a sustainable change due to a number of factors.

The single entry/exit road entrance point to the new development off Creslow Way will increase congestion and overflow parking issues. Creslow way is already a narrow road.

There are a number of trees with preservation orders and a green space for environment including these trees will blend with the new houses in the development in a sustainable way. Packing in a large number of houses in a small space will stop this opportunity to improve the area for the local community.

Change suggested by respondent:

Reduce the number of houses and therefore the likely number of cars.

Incorporate a green space into the plan including the trees with preservation orders

Full text:

This increase by a factor of 2.6 is not a sustainable change due to a number of factors.

The single entry/exit point to the new development on Creslow Way serves a large number of houses and the number of cars parked on the road is increasing at night and during the week-end. The road is narrow and some people have resorted to parking on pavements that obstructs push chairs and the disabled.

There are a number of trees with preservation orders and the community could greatly benefit local community if arranged in a green space with easy access for locals allowing a better quality of life and greater social well being.

We (all of us) are facing a climate change and it is well known that trees are one significant tool to reduce carbon dioxide in the air. This development should be aware of this and the need to preserve trees, tree roots and provide habitats for wild life. 26 houses may map over 50 cars - it is self-evident that there will be insufficient space for reasonably sized green space and that main houses and cars. Furthermore, tree preservation orders must be respected - there are many cases of the "accidental" removal of trees that are protected - any developer should understand this and be committed to respecting these preservation orders. A large 26 home development makes this very difficult to achieve.

On a practical level, it is highly likely that if 26 homes are built residents and visitors to the new development will be forced to park in Creslow Way as an overflow.

Please note that the need to build new houses is well understood but please do this in a reasonable way and consider environmental impact which is also an extremely important issue.