VALP Main Modifications
Representation ID: 3499
Respondent: Barratt Homes
Agent: Graham Bloomfield
Legally compliant? Not specified
The proposed Modifications seek to introduce specific additional policy considerations regarding requirements to protect against actual or perceived coalescence. In relation to the proposed amendments to the spatial strategy for North East Aylesbury Vale these suggested Modifications are considered not justified and not positively prepared, and therefore unsound.
The proposed reference to the site at Salden Chase as represented by D-NLV001 forming the 'western edge of Milton Keynes' is unnecessary and unsound. The evidence base for the VALP does not demonstrate that that this is justified in terms of supporting the most appropriate strategy compared with other reasonable alternatives.
MM074 (proposed changes in bold)
Conserving and enhancing the natural environment. In terms of the impact on the landscape, site proposal should use land efficiently and create a well-defined boundary as the western edge of Milton Keynes between the settlement and the countryside, ensuring that Newton Longville, Whaddon, Mursley and Far Bletchley remain separately identifiable.
Site proposals will be required to respect and complement the physical characteristics of the site and its surroundings, including the implementation of a defensible boundary along the western edge of Milton Keynes. Proposals will be required to identify the building tradition of the locality, and the scale and context of the setting, the natural qualities and features of the area, and the effect of the development on important public views and skylines and demonstrate a landscape-led approach to conserving and enhancing the separate character and identify of including the protection of Newton Longville and Whaddon villages.