Aylesbury Vale Area

MM016

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2796

Received: 02/12/2019

Respondent: Halton Parish Council

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation:

The paragraph does not accurately describe the situation with the Green Belt revisions which were considered and should be revised as suggested

Change suggested by respondent:

At the draft plan stage the council had also proposed
two potential revisions to the boundary of the Green
Belt to the north of Wendover. One revision was to
provide a site for approximately 800 dwellings to the
north of Wendover and another to remove part of the
RAF Halton main site to the south of Upper icknield Way
abutting the AONB. During the development and review
of the Local Plan these proposals were not justified and
were withdrawn.

Full text:

Halton Parish Council objected strongly to the proposal lifting of the green Belt from RAF Halton, and pointed out not only was their analysis comprehensively flawed, but also potentially illegal. They withdrew the proposal to lift the green belt in this VALP, however have alluded to it without giving the public the opportunity to question it. Therefore the
comments are misleading and not necessary for the soundness of the current Local Plan.
On a second point AVDC had agreed at the examination to remove all hints about lifting
the green belt so developers would not delay developing the land awaiting a possible
change in the future. Their current response does not deliver their undertaking.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3282

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Jones Lang LaSalle

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation:

The final vacation and disposal date for RAF Halton is 2025.

Full text:

See attached document which is submitted on behalf of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)

Attachments:

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3456

Received: 09/01/2020

Respondent: Carter Jonas - Associate SWMK Consortium

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation:

It is requested that the date when RAF Halton will close is confirmed so that the dates are consistent throughout PSVALP. As set out in the SWMK Consortium's representations to Main Modification MM088, it is suggested that much less housing will be delivered from the RAF Halton site during the plan period than currently predicted because of the range of tasks that need to be completed before development can commence.

It is anticipated that the redevelopment of the RAF Halton site for housing would much be more complex and delivery would take much longer than currently predicted; the redevelopment of other former RAF sites demonstrate the likelihood of delays to housing deliver at the RAF Halton site.

Change suggested by respondent:

It is requested that the date when RAF Halton will close is consistent throughout PSVALP, and that the housing trajectory for the site is amended to reflect the full range of tasks that need to be completed before housing can be delivered.

Full text:

Main Modification MM016 states that RAF Halton is due to close in 2026. However, there is some inconsistency between the closure date of RAF Halton referred to in Main Modification MM016 and elsewhere in Proposed Submission Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (PSVALP); Main Modification MM088 anticipates that housing will be delivered from 2023, and Appendix A (containing the housing trajectory and referenced in Main Modification MM023) anticipates that first housing completions will occur during 2024/25. It is noted that previously in PSVALP and in the DIO Hearing Statement for Matter 15r: RAF Halton it was stated that closure would occur in 2022.

It is requested that the date when RAF Halton will close is confirmed so that the dates are consistent throughout PSVALP. The closure date has an impact on the housing trajectory for PSVALP. It is noted that the housing trajectory contained in Appendix A (see Main Modification MM023) and in the VALP Housing Land Supply Document July 2018 [Doc Ref. ED 213] that housing is due to be delivered at the RAF Halton site from 2024/25 i.e. before the site is closed and operations have ceased, which is unrealistic. As set out in the SWMK Consortium's representations to Main Modification MM088, it is suggested that much less housing will be delivered from the RAF Halton site during the plan period than currently predicted because of the range of tasks that need to be completed before development can commence.

It is anticipated that the redevelopment of the RAF Halton site for housing would much be more complex and delivery would take much longer than currently predicted; the redevelopment of other former RAF sites demonstrate the likelihood of delays to housing deliver at the RAF Halton site.