Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3304

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Mr Roger Green

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation Summary:

Officer's summary
The numbers of houses intending to be built have now been increased from the original plans. There appear now to be 'at least' an extra 380 houses which would equate to yet further 750 vehicles. How does this equate to a modulation of traffic plan to relieve the dreadful congestion we already experience.

Change suggested by respondent:

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Full text:

Having seen the plan for the main modifications to the VALP, I am somewhat exasperated by the way that this has been approached.

With specific regard to the traffic plan - something that was heavily criticised in the Inspector's report - the modified report appears to have added to the traffic congestion rather than reduce it. The numbers of houses intending to be built have now been increased from the original plans. There appear now to be 'at least' an extra 380 houses which would equate to yet further 750 vehicles. How does this equate to a modulation of traffic plan to relieve the dreadful congestion we already experience.

In addition the VALP makes the continued supposition that HS2 will be delivered, and so fund part of the 'ring road'. Given that there is fierce debate at Government level and with major political opposition from all Buckinghamshire's MPs this is far from definite and cannot possibly be part of a structured plan for the future. Without the 'ring road' the whole plan fails.

In all how can this show that the modified plan"has been positively prepared, seeking to meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements" ? It sounds much more like a plan that 'hopefully should work' rather than plan which is a positive future vision to create a thriving efficient community attractive to business etc..

Whilst not averse to the increase to housing numbers nationally and our part in its achievement, the goal surely was never intended to be met by bringing the whole of Aylesbury Vale to a standstill. This Modified VALP continues to be flawed.