Aylesbury Vale Area

MM022

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3485

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: L&Q Estates

Agent: Barton Willmore

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Representation:

object to the proposed modification to the VALP to delete reference
to AVDC undertaking an early review
the proportion of the revised housing requirement which is to meet the District's
own housing need falls substantially below meeting local housing need calculated using
the Government's standard method (1,423 dpa). Thus, the VALP will not address housing
affordability pressures across the Housing Market Area (HMA)
does not reflect Oxford - Cambridge arc
The delays in progressing the adoption of the VALP, and therefore the timing of a review
being completed, and the current uncertainty regarding the future of plan-making within
Buckinghamshire associated with the transition to a unitary authority

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3509

Received: 09/01/2020

Respondent: Barratt Homes

Agent: Graham Bloomfield

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation:

These representations continue to emphasise the requirement for an early review of the Local Plan, drawing upon relevant local examples (e.g. Bedford Borough and Luton) where the level of housing proposed is significantly local housing need proposed by the government's standard method and cross-boundary strategic priorities are not fully addressed.
Any specific failure to deliver the VALP's proposed allocations in North East Aylesbury Vale (i.e. delays to the proposed strategic sites at Salden Chase and Shenley Park) should be considered amongst the criteria necessitating early review of the Local Plan.

Change suggested by respondent:

Proposed additional criterion following supporting text at Paragraph 3.77
Delays to delivery of the spatial strategy for North East Aylesbury Vale or evidence of a significant change in circumstances to demonstrate that a review of the Local Plan is necessary to support the strategic priorities, including infrastructure delivery and allocation of additional sites, in this part of the plan area

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3530

Received: 15/12/2019

Respondent: Hampden Fields Action Group

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation:

(See also MM008) The Plan no longer uses evidence to indicate that a
review will be needed soon after adoption. The modified statement
jettisons any evidence reference and simply envisages an update at some
undefined future point. As that would inevitable during the remaining
13-year life of the Plan, the modification can only mean that the Council
has changed its commitment to a positive, evidence-based approach in
favour of a bland, "drift and see" policy.

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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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3569

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Barwood Development Securities Limited

Agent: Turley Associates

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation:

We welcome the fact that MM022 retains references to connectivity schemes, including the specific reference to the Oxford - Cambridge Expressway. We note the paragraph is to be modified to no longer refer to an early review. Instead the paragraph refers to the Plan being updated at some point in the future.
In our view decisions regarding the Expressway (and the CaMKOx corridor) would have such significance for AVDC that it would be essential that the VALP is updated (although we would expect that to be a wider review of Local Plans in Buckinghamshire given the impending local
government reorganisation).

Change suggested by respondent:

Re-insert reference to an early review of the plan.

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