Aylesbury Vale Area

MM023

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3072

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Clifton Kirstie (Bovis Homes Limited)

Agent: Define Planning & Design

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation:

Bovis Homes welcomes the implementation of more reasonable and robust housing requirements for a number of the sites that are proposed to be allocated. However, it notes in response to MM074, MM075 and MM076 that the trajectories set out with relation to the allocations at North East Aylesbury Vale (Shenley Park and Salden Chase) are unreasonable, and artificially boost the housing supply within the plan period. Furthermore, Bovis Homes does not support the approach taken specifically with regard to site allocation D-STO008, both in relation to the extent of allocation and the associated Housing Trajectory assumptions (refer to MM094).

Change suggested by respondent:

Review and amend Appendix A Housing Trajectory to address unreasonable assumptions on delivery of larger allocations as noted in Bovis Homes' representations to MM074, MM075 and MM076.

Full text:

Bovis Homes welcomes the implementation of more reasonable and robust housing requirements for a number of the sites that are proposed to be allocated, as identified through various site-specific main modifications and summarised within the Housing Trajectory (Appendix A). In particular, Bovis Homes notes that the altered delivery trajectories for larger allocations within Aylesbury Garden Town are more realistic and in general accordance with studies relating to build out times for large developments, including Lichfield publications 'Start to Finish' and 'Planning Matters: Driving housing delivery from large sites: What factors affect the build out rates of large scale housing sites?'. However, it notes in response to MM074, MM075 and MM076 that the trajectories set out with relation to the allocations at North East Aylesbury Vale (Shenley Park and Salden Chase) are unreasonable, and thus artificially boost the housing supply as set out in the VALP within the plan period.

Furthermore, Bovis Homes does not support the approach taken specifically with regard to site allocation D-STO008, both in relation to the extent of allocation and the associated Housing Trajectory assumptions, as expanded under the response to MM094 below.

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3406

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Willis Dawson Holdings Ltd

Agent: Pegasus Plannning Group

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation:

The five-year land supply position identified by the Council is contrary to national policy and guidance.

Change suggested by respondent:

The VALP is unable to support a five-year land supply either for plan-making or decision-making purposes and accordingly additional sources of supply will need to be identified and/or additional flexibility provided within policies to enable a sufficient supply to be restored.

Full text:

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3510

Received: 09/01/2020

Respondent: Barratt Homes

Agent: Graham Bloomfield

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Representation:

Appendix C to the Council's July 2019 Soundness document (ED213) demonstrates a significant reliance on sites proposed for allocation from 2022/23 onwards with an increasing reliance on large strategic sites.
Proposed Modification MM023 incorporates reference to the housing trajectory and national policy for maintaining a five year supply of deliverable sites within the supporting text of the plan. This is supported, but the suggested Modification should emphasise that deliverability must be assessed against the requirements of the NPPF2019 (or otherwise the relevant position set out in national policy at such time it is revised) upon adoption of the VALP.

Change suggested by respondent:

Proposed Revisions to Paragraph 3.78
The National Planning Policy Framework requires authorities to demonstrate that they have a five year supply of 'deliverable' sites in accordance with the most recent definition provided by national policy and guidance. A housing trajectory accompanying the Plan, Appendix A, shows how sites, made up from existing commitments and VALP allocations supported by clear evidence of their deliverability, are envisaged to deliver housing over the Plan period. This is based on discussions with developers, infrastructure providers and looking at previous delivery rates as well as other relevant factors. It This illustrates that the Council will deliver the overall housing requirement and also maintain a five-year housing land supply of deliverable housing sites using the period 2018- 2023. It will be kept up to date and monitored to ensure that the projected housing delivery is achieved. The trajectory sets out when delivery can reasonably be expected but does not prevent earlier or accelerated delivery.

Full text:

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