Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3290

Received: 15/12/2019

Respondent: W K Boxhall

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation Summary:

Officer's summary
Housing numbers have been either increased or now qualified by 'at least' indicating a desire to build more rather than less or manageable developments.
The proposed elevated road development over the railway line to Stoke Mandeville is dependent on HS2 funding. This suggests a convenient 'grab' at possible funding and not a well thought out solution to the traffic issues and the need for a bypass route.

Change suggested by respondent:

No comment given

Full text:

Once again the views of people directly affected by such large scale housing developments in the Vale of Aylesbury is being totally ignored. For example, . Housing numbers have been either increased or now qualified by 'at least' indicating a desire to build more rather than less or manageable developments.
. No evidence of improvements to road infrastructures which have become increasingly over congested creating queuing throughout the day, particularly at morning peaks and school times leading to delay, frustration and excessive pollution. Any accident, roadwork or similar incident causes major traffic holdups for long periods of time.
. In the context of a 'Garden Town' , the image portrayed by this Plan of large scale house building, heavily congested roads and a polluted environment fails to enthuse me and suggests little consideration has been given to alternative solutions.
. The replacement of roundabouts and the ever increasing traffic lights are not the solution and continue to restrict traffic flows and increase the risk of congestion and associated disruption to day to day travel.
. The proposed elevated road development over the railway line to Stoke Mandeville is dependent on HS2 funding. This suggests a convenient 'grab' at possible funding and not a well thought out solution to the traffic issues and the need for a bypass route around the town. The prospect of this 'rat run' being created horrifies me and would only result in yet more bottlenecks as motorists and emergency services seek alternatives to an already congested road network.

As notified to you in previous correspondence I continue to object to these proposals and do not consider the modifications made adequately matches the need for good infrastructure that would meet the proposed development demands in terms of roads, services and the environment.