Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3510

Received: 09/01/2020

Respondent: Barratt Homes

Agent: Graham Bloomfield

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Appendix C to the Council's July 2019 Soundness document (ED213) demonstrates a significant reliance on sites proposed for allocation from 2022/23 onwards with an increasing reliance on large strategic sites.
Proposed Modification MM023 incorporates reference to the housing trajectory and national policy for maintaining a five year supply of deliverable sites within the supporting text of the plan. This is supported, but the suggested Modification should emphasise that deliverability must be assessed against the requirements of the NPPF2019 (or otherwise the relevant position set out in national policy at such time it is revised) upon adoption of the VALP.

Change suggested by respondent:

Proposed Revisions to Paragraph 3.78
The National Planning Policy Framework requires authorities to demonstrate that they have a five year supply of 'deliverable' sites in accordance with the most recent definition provided by national policy and guidance. A housing trajectory accompanying the Plan, Appendix A, shows how sites, made up from existing commitments and VALP allocations supported by clear evidence of their deliverability, are envisaged to deliver housing over the Plan period. This is based on discussions with developers, infrastructure providers and looking at previous delivery rates as well as other relevant factors. It This illustrates that the Council will deliver the overall housing requirement and also maintain a five-year housing land supply of deliverable housing sites using the period 2018- 2023. It will be kept up to date and monitored to ensure that the projected housing delivery is achieved. The trajectory sets out when delivery can reasonably be expected but does not prevent earlier or accelerated delivery.

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