Aylesbury Vale Area

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Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 1256

Received: 08/12/2017

Respondent: Chiltern Society

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

We consider that the RAF Halton site should remain within the Green Belt in the long term and that any development should not reduce the openness of the Green Belt. The plan should remove the reference to removing the site from the Green Belt in the future.
We support the proposal to prepare a Masterplan to design a high quality scheme with landscaping and green infrastructure to avoid detrimental impacts on the setting of the Chilterns AONB.

Full text:

The Chiltern Society is a charitable body with 7000 members. We campaign for the conservation and enhancement of the Chilterns National Character Area, which includes the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and part of the London Green Belt. Our role in the planning system is coordinated through a network
of voluntary planning field officers and co-ordinators. As drafted we consider that the allocation of the RAF Halton site could lead to the site's removal from the Green Belt in the long term and would therefore not be consistent with national policy as set out in paragraphs 79 - 91 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). In particular the development must satisfy paragraphs 79 and 80 relating to the openness and permanence of the Green Belt and the 5 Green Belt purposes. The Council has not demonstrated that exceptional circumstances exist for potentially removing the site from the Green Belt in future, thus contradicting 83 of the NPPF. We do not accept that pressure for housing is a valid reason for demonstrating exceptional circumstances. The RAF Halton site is located entirely within the Green Belt and in the immediate setting of the Chilterns AONB. Therefore we consider that any development here must be carefully designed to fullyrespect these designations.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 1593

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Waldridge Garden Village Consortium

Agent: Pegasus Group (on behalf of Jeremy Elgin)

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

RAF Halton is both uncertain and is unsustainable according to the Sustainability Appraisal. As such, this site should not be proposed for allocation based on the available evidence. However, even if it is, sufficient contingency should be included in the VALP or through an early review to address the shortfall which may arise from the non-delivery of this site.

Full text:

Please find attached representations to the VALP prepared on behalf of the Waldridge Garden Village Consortium

Support

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2126

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Historic England

Representation Summary:

we welcome the reference to the listed barrack blocks and other heritage assets at RAF Halton.

Full text:

See attachment for full representation.