Aylesbury Vale Area

MM003

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2979

Received: 12/12/2019

Respondent: Arnold White Estates

Agent: Arrow Planning Ltd

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation:

The modified but low housing numbers in the Plan can only be justified if the Plan includes a
commitment for an early review. That linkage is essential because the Plan has been prepared under
NPPF 2012 which was allowed by Government as a 'stop-gap' measure. Full housing provision for
the VALP would be some 48,000 homes over the Plan period using the 'standard method' so even
the Plan is providing 30,233 homes that is some 18,000 homes short. The 'early review' commitment
is now proposed for deletion so that Plan, based on the numbers now proposed, is unsound not being
effective or consistent with national policy.

Change suggested by respondent:

As it stands the housing numbers are unsound. Either the 'early' Review is re-established (and the
consequence of not doing so reflected in a new Policy) or the housing numbers and allocations
should be increased significantly increased thus making the current version of the Plan unsound.

Full text:

On behalf of my client Arnold White Estates Ltd I attach our representations on the forms provided. I draw your attention to the difficulty I have found in making these submissions. The Schedule of Modifications does not show the relevant page numbers in the Plan as proposed to be modified, which means cross-referencing is very difficult. For example, in the Modifications Schedule MM027 shows a modification to para 4.7 at p62. The Modified Plan shows this as para 4.9 at p67. The Modification Schedule and the Modified Plan should have the same page and paragraph numbers. Also, for example, there are two Policies D2. In the forms I have sought to group linked Main Modifications on one form where a combined response is then provided. Where necessary I have inserted a blank page to accommodate text that would not fit within the box provided. I trust all of my text will be captured.

Support

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3011

Received: 13/12/2019

Respondent: Crest Nicholson

Agent: Mr James Brewer

Representation:

Crest Nicholson fully support the Aylesbury Vale OAN figure, annual housing requirement and total VALP requirement increasing to 20,600, 1,430 and 28,600 respectively.

Full text:

Crest Nicholson fully support the Aylesbury Vale OAN figure, annual housing requirement and total VALP requirement increasing to 20,600, 1,430 and 28,600 respectively.

Support

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3056

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Clifton Kirstie (Bovis Homes Limited)

Agent: Define Planning & Design

Representation:

As Bovis Homes' representation to MM001.

Full text:

As Bovis Homes' representation to MM001.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3511

Received: 09/01/2020

Respondent: Barratt Homes

Agent: Graham Bloomfield

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Representation:

The representations set out in detail why it is considered that a minimum 20% uplift remains appropriate based on a full assessment of market signals
On the day of adoption, the Plan and its policies will be considered against the 2019 Framework and this already requires that Local Plans are reviewed when they need updating, and at least once every five years (Paragraph 33). This states that the requirement for review should take into account changing circumstances affecting the local plan area, including whether the applicable local housing need figure has changed significantly.

Full text:

see attachment

Support

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3534

Received: 12/12/2019

Respondent: Slough Borough Council

Representation:

One of the proposed main modifications is that the total housing provision in the plan should be increased from 27,400 to 28,600. Whilst the text continues to explain that this allows for 5,750 houses to meet Chiltern and South Bucks needs, the reference to this in Policy S2 is now recommended to be deleted. This Council support the proposed modification to the policy and the increase in the housing provision figure.

Full text:

One of the proposed main modifications is that the total housing provision in the plan should be increased from 27,400 to 28,600. Whilst the text continues to explain that this allows for 5,750 houses to meet Chiltern and South Bucks needs, the reference to this in Policy S2 is now recommended to be deleted. This Council support the proposed modification to the policy and the increase in the housing provision figure.

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) Main Modifications Consultation (November 2019)
-The examination into the Aylesbury Vale Local Plan took place in July 2018. A key part of this plan is the proposal to meet Chiltern and South Bucks unmet housing needs by building an additional 5,750 dwellings in houses in Aylesbury.

-This Council made representations at the examination that it was not reasonable or sustainable to import housing from outside of the "functional" Housing Market Area such as the southern part of South Bucks. It was estimated that 1,750 houses fell into this category and so this number should be deducted from the number of houses being built in Aylesbury to accommodate South Bucks unmet need.

-Inspector published his interim finding in August 2018. This concluded that the plan could be made sound through modifications which are now the subject to public consultation until the 17th December.

-The Inspector has proposed that the total housing provision in the plan should be increased from 27,400 to 28,600. Whilst the text continues to explain that this allows for 5,750 houses to meet Chiltern and South Bucks needs, the reference to this in Policy S2 is now recommended to be deleted. It is recommended that this proposed modification to the policy should be supported.

-The plan was prepared under the now superseded 2012 version of the NPPF. As a result the Objectively Assessed Housing Need figure for Aylesbury of 20,600 was derived from their own Housing Needs Assessment. All plans now have to use the Government's standard methodology for calculating housing needs. Using this, the current housing needs figure for Aylesbury would be 29,520. This means that the plan is not actually going to meet the District's own needs and there is no scope for it to provide for the 8,000 unmet needs from Wycombe, Chiltern and South Bucks.

-It is not possible to object to the proposed modifications on this basis but it makes it all the more important that the figures are removed from Policy S2.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3582

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Gladman Developments Ltd

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Representation:

Note the amendment to
the OAN figure, the annual housing requirement figure and the total housing requirement figure
respectively.
2.1.2 Notwithstanding the Inspector's interim views and the proposed modifications to the VALP,
Gladman's position regarding the OAN and the housing requirement remains as per our previous
submissions (both written and oral) to the EiP.

Change suggested by respondent:

As per original submissions

Full text:

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3609

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Newton Longville Parish Council

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation:

Given the passage of time since the OAN (objective assessment of housing
need) was carried out, AVDC should be required to ensure the OAN is
informed by the latest available information and whether is gives rise to
meaningful change as well as how requirement should be apportioned
between different Housing Market Areas.

Change suggested by respondent:

Revise OAN and housing figures in plan

Full text:

See attachment for full comments and all issues raised