VALP Main Modifications
Representation ID: 3490
Respondent: L&Q Estates
Agent: Barton Willmore
Legally compliant? No
Considers that the SA Report Addendum's appraisal findings are deficient and should be revised. It is deficient in its assessment of Eaton Leys vs the other two sites on grounds of - HEELA update flawed assessing Eaton Leys to take account of adjoining development; more nuanced approach on landscape & AAL needed; biodiversity conclusions not accepted; conclusions of SFRA Addendum not accepted - green infrastructure will contribute to Climate Change Adaption; could provide a secondary school if required; highway transport impacts slight sustainable transport initiatives not properly considered.
The revised appraisal demonstrates that Eaton Leys performs well against the majority of
objectives and is ranked ahead of the Shenley Park and Salden Chase Extension. Should recommend Eaton Leys as the preferred option.
A further update to AVDC's HELAA which identifies Eaton Leys as 'suitable for
Having regard to the wide-ranging flaws in AVDC's site selection process, the
proposed allocation of Shenley Park through Policy D-WHA001 is it is demonstrably
unjustified and therefore unsound. Additional hearings are required to consider
the procedural and evidential concerns which are set out above.