Aylesbury Vale Area


VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3504

Received: 09/01/2020

Respondent: Barratt Homes

Agent: Graham Bloomfield

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

The principle of the proposed Modification is supported given the need to meet additional requirements for growth. In the absence of a clear spatial strategy for North East Aylesbury Vale it is suggested that additional flexibility is incorporated into policy wording.
It is not considered necessary for soundness to specifically refer to the location of sites adjacent to Milton Keynes in terms of setting out the objectives for this part of the plan area as a component of the spatial strategy. This will enable consideration of other opportunities for development beyond those areas adjacent to the existing Milton Keynes Boundary.

Change suggested by respondent:

Development will be allocated in accordance with the settlement hierarchy taking a capacity-led approach. It is also an Aylesbury Garden Town first approach. Therefore, the main focus of development will be in sustainable locations at Aylesbury Garden Town where the majority of development will be located. The remainder of housing will be then be located in the next most sustainable locations, the other strategic settlements, which are Buckingham, Haddenham, Winslow and Wendover and in accordance with the spatial strategy and strategic priorities for North East Aylesbury Vale', the north east of Aylesbury Vale adjacent to Milton Keynes, together with an appropriate level of development at the most sustainable settlements in the rural areas.

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