Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3064

Received: 16/12/2019

Respondent: Stuart Holcroft

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Within the VALP, there are many comments about the need for leisure facilities, with some specifically for Halton, Wendover and Aylesbury. However, the map showing plans for the RAF Halton site shows "housing allocation" where there are currently at least 3 grass pitches, a floodlit training area, a sports pavilion and an astroturf multi-sport pitch. These facilities are currently used by several local sports clubs from Aylesbury, Wendover and Tring as well as for charitable and other fund-raising events.
Allocating sports facilities as "housing allocation" is in direct contrast to the Inspector's comments about the need to retain sports facilities.

Change suggested by respondent:

The shaded area showing "housing allocation" should be refined to exclude current sports facilities and pitches.

Full text:

Within the VALP, there are many comments about the need for leisure facilities, with some specifically for Halton, Wendover and Aylesbury. However, the map showing plans for the RAF Halton site shows "housing allocation" where there are currently at least 3 grass pitches, a floodlit training area, a sports pavilion and an astroturf multi-sport pitch. These facilities are currently used by several local sports clubs from Aylesbury, Wendover and Tring as well as for charitable and other fund-raising events.
Allocating sports facilities as "housing allocation" is in direct contrast to the Inspector's comments about the need to retain sports facilities.