Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3072

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Clifton Kirstie (Bovis Homes Limited)

Agent: Define Planning & Design

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Bovis Homes welcomes the implementation of more reasonable and robust housing requirements for a number of the sites that are proposed to be allocated. However, it notes in response to MM074, MM075 and MM076 that the trajectories set out with relation to the allocations at North East Aylesbury Vale (Shenley Park and Salden Chase) are unreasonable, and artificially boost the housing supply within the plan period. Furthermore, Bovis Homes does not support the approach taken specifically with regard to site allocation D-STO008, both in relation to the extent of allocation and the associated Housing Trajectory assumptions (refer to MM094).

Change suggested by respondent:

Review and amend Appendix A Housing Trajectory to address unreasonable assumptions on delivery of larger allocations as noted in Bovis Homes' representations to MM074, MM075 and MM076.

Full text:

Bovis Homes welcomes the implementation of more reasonable and robust housing requirements for a number of the sites that are proposed to be allocated, as identified through various site-specific main modifications and summarised within the Housing Trajectory (Appendix A). In particular, Bovis Homes notes that the altered delivery trajectories for larger allocations within Aylesbury Garden Town are more realistic and in general accordance with studies relating to build out times for large developments, including Lichfield publications 'Start to Finish' and 'Planning Matters: Driving housing delivery from large sites: What factors affect the build out rates of large scale housing sites?'. However, it notes in response to MM074, MM075 and MM076 that the trajectories set out with relation to the allocations at North East Aylesbury Vale (Shenley Park and Salden Chase) are unreasonable, and thus artificially boost the housing supply as set out in the VALP within the plan period.

Furthermore, Bovis Homes does not support the approach taken specifically with regard to site allocation D-STO008, both in relation to the extent of allocation and the associated Housing Trajectory assumptions, as expanded under the response to MM094 below.