Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3215

Received: 13/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Ian Reading

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation Summary:

The area D-AGT2 is stated as being dependant on the delivery of HS2 (para4,41)
As yet no decision to this project has been taken. The Plan therefore cannot be approved until that final decision.
Should approval for HS2 to go ahead not be given after the "Oakervee" review,
then how is this going to impact on the area D-AGT2. Who will pay for all the necessary infrastructure needed if any one at all and would this mean the development in this area is frozen until further notice.
AVDC and BCC's ability to fund their desired road system is at risk as they have not positively prepared for such a outcome.

Full text:

Still it seems that AVDC have not grasped the nettle with the proposed
Modifications to the VALP.

For instance, why have they not taken into account the Oxford - Cambridge
Expressway.
The major road infrastructure project has not been fully taken into their plans
at this stage having been deleted from their Spatial Vision (para 2.4d) and from
the list of major infrastructure projects that require co-operation (para3.39),
They state that (para3.81) they may only potentially consider this at some time
in the future.
They have deleted their declared support for this project (modified policy T3
at para7.21)
In my view this project if it were to become reality would alleviate the necessity
to develop Aylesbury and surrounding districts to the extent that we now see in the new Modified Plans.
I cannot see that AVDC and BCC's strategic thinking and planning has any
merit at all, it is muddled, particularly when considered against the reasonable
alternatives.
HOUSING NUMBERS
The modified plan suggests that housing numbers for several large developments have increased .
D-AGT4 Hampden Fields, which affects me more directly, suggests that the numbers have increased from 3,111 to 3,358.
The phrase " at least" suggests to me that this is the minimum number proposed.
This when considered along with D-AGT1, D-AGT2, D-AGT3 and D-HAL003
means a minimum of 8,705 properties.
When you take that figure and add it on to the Kingsbrook Estate (2,350) and the new Aston Reach development (1,400) and alll the other smaller developments that have/are taking place then the East/South/South East of Aylesbury is looking at a minimum of 13,000 new homes.
The road infrastructure required to cope with all the extra traffic has not been adequately assessed and the proposed new road network is badly thought through,
The road network in the Aylesbury area is already congested and is frequently at tipping point.
The Plan however shows no evidence of any updated transport assessment based on these new figures.
Just one incident in the town or surrounding area is enough to bring gridlock to the road network which has happened in the past.
HS2
The area D-AGT2 is stated as being dependant on the delivery of HS2 (para4,41)
As yet no decision to this project has been taken. The Plan therefore cannot be approved until that final decision.
Should approval for HS2 to go ahead not be given after the "Oakervee" review,
then how is this going to impact on the area D-AGT2. Who will pay for all the necessary infrastructure needed if any one at all and would this mean the development in this area is frozen until further notice.
AVDC and BCC's ability to fund their desired road system is at risk as they have not positively prepared for such a outcome.
In summary, AVDC and BCC need to rethink the whole future development of Aylesbury and district as what they are proposing in the "Modified Plan" does not make sense.
Regards