VALP Main Modifications
Representation ID: 3502
Respondent: Barratt Homes
Agent: Graham Bloomfield
Legally compliant? Not specified
Policy S3 (and the definition at footnote 7 and 8) states that regard should be had to any perceived further coalescence between settlements. It is important that a flexible approach is adopted towards these requirements, particularly where the VALP itself does not provide a longer-term vision for North East Aylesbury Vale.
Unsound policy restrictions on future development in relation to coalescence should therefore be avoided. References to 'further' and 'perceived' coalescence in Policy S3 and footnote 7/8 should therefore be omitted to enable consideration on a site-by-site basis, as demonstrated for the strategic opportunity at Park Manor.
MM014 (proposed changes in bold):
The scale and distribution of development should accord with the settlement hierarchy set out in Table 2, and the site allocation policies that arise from it and the requirements of Policy S1. Other than for specific proposals which accord with policies in the plan to support thriving rural communities and land the development of allocations in the Plan, or where it has been demonstrated that the proposals would contribute towards cohesive development and complement the objectives of the spatial strategy, new development in the countryside should be avoided, especially where it would...