Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3088

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Vanderbilt Strategic

Agent: Mr Mark Krassowski

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Policy S2 does not redress the imbalance between the allocation of housing in AGT and the designated larger villages such as Aston Clinton. The proposed increase of 308 units for the larger villages listed in Table 2 is inadequate and fails to provide a sustainable and immediately deliverable approach to delivering new housing.
The reliance on the larger strategic sites to deliver much of the Districts housing over the remainder of the Plan period will slow the delivery of new housing (including the provision of affordable housing) and do nothing to assist existing larger villages.

Change suggested by respondent:

A higher housing figure is required to be identified for the larger villages. This requires a review of the Sustainability Appraisal methodology and and the conclusions drawn from it. In particular, it is very clear that Aston Clinton, a designated larger village, is able to accommodate more housing and this should be reflected in Table 2, rather than retaining a figure (625 units) based on historic commitments. Aston Clinton is a sustainable settlement which is identified in the Sustainability Assessment as 'best placed to accommodate future development'.

Full text:

It is not considered that Policy S2 goes far enough to redress the imbalance between the allocation of housing in Aylesbury Garden Town and the designated larger villages such as Aston Clinton. The proposed increase of 308 units for the larger villages listed in Table 2 is inadequate and misses the opportunity to provide a sustainable and immediately deliverable approach to delivering new housing.
The reliance on the larger strategic sites to deliver much of the Districts housing over the remainder of the Plan period will slow the delivery of new housing (including the provision of affordable housing) and do nothing to assist existing larger villages.