Aylesbury Vale Area

MM020

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2931

Received: 11/12/2019

Respondent: Buckingham Town Council

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

(i) (a)-only legal requirement for NDPs stated here is whether they are in general conformity with policies of the LP: is reiteration required? First part is attempting to direct format; again unnecessary as well made NDPs would conform with legal requirements.
(ii) (b)- these are obligations already placed by NPPF: not clear why repeated;
(iii) (c)- states "Neighbourhood plans should" - identify development opportunities - places a requirement on NDPs that does not exist in law - NDPs do not have to identify development opportunities. If meant as general guidance, suggest "may" replaces "should". (c) was added at Modifications stage.

Change suggested by respondent:

If meant as general guidance, suggest "may" replaces "should".

Full text:

(i) paragraph a - the only legal requirement for NDPs stated here is whether they are in general conformity with the strategic policies of the Local Plan; it is questionable whether this needs to be reiterated as it is a legal requirement; the first part is an attempt to direct a NDP's format, and again is probably unnecessary as a well made NDP would do this in order to conform with the legal requirement stated.
(ii) paragraph b - these are obligations already placed by NPPF so again it is not clear why it should be repeated;
(iii) paragraph c - it is stated that "Neighbourhood plans should" - identify development opportunities - this seeks to place a requirement on NDPs that does not exist in law - NDPs do not have to identify development opportunities. If it is meant as general guidance, suggested "may" for paragraph c replaces "should". Paragraph c was added at Modifications stage.

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(i) (a)- only legal requirement for NDPs stated here is whether they are in general conformity with policies of the LP: is reiteration required? First part is attempting to direct format; again unnecessary as well made NDPs would conform with legal requirements.
(ii) (b)- these are obligations already placed by NPPF: not clear why repeated;
(iii) (c)- states "Neighbourhood plans should" - identify development opportunities - places a requirement on NDPs that does not exist in law - NDPs do not have to identify development opportunities. If meant as general guidance, suggest "may" replaces "should". (c) was added at Modifications stage.

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Officer note: changed from MM055 to MM020

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3476

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Stoke Mandeville Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation Summary:

It would be more appropriate for this paragraph to explain that neighbourhood Plans also form part of the Development Plan and that their policies have full weight in the decision making process. The difference between local and strategic policies should be clarified

Full text:

See attached document which is submitted on behalf of Stoke Mandeville Neighbourhood Plan Group

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3508

Received: 09/01/2020

Respondent: Barratt Homes

Agent: Graham Bloomfield

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Ensuring a positive approach to the preparation of Neighbourhood Plans is generally endorsed. Given that AVDC has undertaken limited additional work on the settlement hierarchy nor taken account of future infrastructure investment and increases to the capacity of services and facilities (e.g. East-West Rail) it is considered that Neighbourhood Plans in North East Aylesbury Vale should positively assess additional opportunities for growth, ahead of a review of the Local Plan. This would ensure that Neighbourhood Plans look to complement the broader objectives of the spatial strategy.

Change suggested by respondent:

Proposed additional criterion following supporting text at Paragraph 3.75
demonstrate that opportunities to support additional growth have been positively assessed where this would complement the strategic priorities and spatial strategy in the relevant part of the plan area

Full text:

see attachment