Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3113

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Carlo Faulds

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

* Disturbance to existing residents within St.John's Drive and Creslow Way & impact on safety to road users and pedestrians.
* Environmental impact -Wildlife & food chain.
* Protected Trees

Change suggested by respondent:

I would insist that there should be more green space for recreation and wildlife.
More parking available per unit of housing. IE at least two car park spaces off the road!

Full text:

Objection to VALP plan MM094/ STO008

The objections below are not listed in any order of importance:

We wish to object to the proposed development for 26 houses for the following reasons:

* Disturbance to existing residents within St.John's Drive and Creslow Way & impact on safety to road users and pedestrians.
* Environmental impact -Wildlife & food chain.
* Protected Trees

Disturbance/Safety/Blight to existing residences
Development as proposed on the site will have a major impact on all residents in Creslow Way and St.John's Drive. During Development the movement of machinery, lorries and trades vehicles accessing the site via a narrow residential road (Creslow Way) will cause safety concerns. Most of the houses are 4/5 bed and many of us have to park on the road. The part of Creslow Way that would become access to the proposed site has a bend that causes blindness to oncoming traffic.
There are many families with children living in Creslow Way who use the pathway to walk to the local school and to the playing field/children's play park situated at the south-eastern end of the road. As far as access to play park/ fields is concerned, This the main pedestrian thoroughfare for all residents of this entire estate!
The use of Creslow Way as access to the site would endanger residents!
The number of new dwellings proposed would generate hundreds of NEW vehicle movements per week along Creslow Way. This would significantly increase noise/ disturbance/ pollution from emissions. The increase would disproportionate to existing levels.
Development Site - Impact on wildlife
The land to the south of Creslow Way was formerly grounds to the St.John's Hospital. During which time it was a mix of grassland and meadows intersected by unmade pathways.
The wildlife in this area has flourished having been largely undisturbed. Certainly, since the demise to the Hospital it has for the past 25-30 years become a haven for birds, bats deer, foxes etc. The land in question particulary provides food for many birds-of-pray (owls and hawks) and others such as the resident Red Kite.

Protected Trees
The area proposed for the 26 houses has several important trees: Copper Beeches, Holm Oak and Pines all of which were given Tree Protection Orders. The Outline plan STO008 Displayed housing development which patently ignored the existence of such trees.