VALP Main Modifications
Representation ID: 2981
Respondent: Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council
Legally compliant? Yes
The VALP is sound as submitted and the proposed Main Modification would result in it being not positively prepared or effective. MM010 should therefore be discarded.
The proposed change should not be carried forward into the Inspector's report as a required Main Modification which is necessary to ensure that the VALP is sound.
The fourth bullet-point in Policy S2 ('5,750 homes to meet the needs of Chiltern/South Bucks Districts') in the VALP Proposed Submission document provides clarity on the scale of growth proposed over the plan period. The proposed removal of this bullet-point would make the VALP less clear and certain than it was on fulfilling the commitment to meet an element of Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils' housing need which is enshrined in a memorandum of understanding between AVDC, CDC and SBDC dated 3 January 2018.
With reference to paragraph 35 of the NPPF (2019), the removal of this text from Policy S2 would render the VALP not positively prepared or effective and therefore not sound.