Aylesbury Vale Area

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3539

Received: 15/12/2019

Respondent: Hampden Fields Action Group

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

1. The modification to the Plan increases the proposed housing
numbers by 7% (from 'around 3111' to 'at least 3358'). Yet there is
no evidence of any updated transport assessment that gives
confidence in the network's capacity to absorb this increase. (It is
worth noting that the existing Transport Assessment for the
planning application for Hampden Fields was based on a still lower
housing figure ("up to 3,000"). As the Inspector will be aware, a
10% uplift of traffic in an already congested space is of serious
concern.
2. The proposed Southern Link Road through this site, rated as
'critical' and costing >£17m (MM210) is not mentioned anywhere
at all in this section. Such a lack of 'joined up thinking' is a
significant error in the modified Plan.

Change suggested by respondent:

Full remedial action to correct the errors and gaps in the transport evidence base and modelling,
followed by a revised set of proposals including funding plans and timetable, with public consultation
on these modifications.

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