Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3205

Received: 13/12/2019

Respondent: Mrs Stephanie Schneider

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

The number or houses in the VALP has increased to at least 16,586, resulting in increases for the larger developments. By now having a minimum figure, there will be pressure from developers to build in excess of these figures, resulting in even more loss of countryside, increased transport problems and increased pressure on services.

With regard to sustainable transport (point "f"), the bus network in and around Aylesbury is very unreliable currently. How can B.C.C. ensure that commercial companies can improve, let alone extend, the bus services?

There has been no updated transport assessment based on the increased housing numbers.

Change suggested by respondent:

Reduce the housing numbers to the original figures as the maximum required.

An updated transport assessment needs to be conducted so that the VALP really does "meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements".

Full text:

The number or houses in the VALP has increased to at least 16,586, resulting in increases for the larger developments. By now having a minimum figure, there will be pressure from developers to build in excess of these figures, resulting in even more loss of countryside, increased transport problems and increased pressure on services.

With regard to sustainable transport (point "f"), the bus network in and around Aylesbury is very unreliable currently. How can B.C.C. ensure that commercial companies can improve, let alone extend, the bus services?

There has been no updated transport assessment based on the increased housing numbers.