Aylesbury Vale Area

MM081

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3294

Received: 11/12/2019

Respondent: Rosemary Lane Action Group

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation Summary:

The Rosemary Lane Action Group objects to the consequential changes proposed to paragraph 4.124 which is amended to reflect the proposed increase in site size and change to the number of proposed dwellings. The text asserts that VALP reflects the need for housing delivery whilst not undermining the aims of neighbourhood plans. The proposed site allocation scored poorly in the site selection exercise for the Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan and is unsound and unjustified.

Full text:

I am submitting objections on behalf of the Rosemary Lane Action Group to Main Modifications 085 and 081. We consider that the allocations are unsound because they are not adequately justified, not effective and inconsistent with national policy.

MM085 Haddenham site allocation
The Rosemary Lane Action Group objected to this proposed site allocation and gave evidence at the examination-in-public. The Group contends that the allocation is unsound because it is not adequately justified, not effective and inconsistent with national policy. Our objection is based on conflict with the neighbourhood plan, adverse impact on heritage assets, adverse landscape impact, an unsustainable location not well related to shops and services in Haddenham, loss of best and most versatile agricultural land and concerns over flooding and traffic impact.
The Rosemary Lane Action Group objects to the proposed increase in the size of the allocation site from 10ha to 13.5ha. This increase in size compounds the force of our objections because more land is allocated for unsound development in an unsustainable location with all of the adverse impacts set out in our earlier representations.
The only justification for the proposed changes is stated in the Sustainability Appraisal to be to ensure consistency with the submitted planning application. The Rosemary Lane Action Group contends that this is an unjustified basis for making changes to a plan when the planning application has not been considered by committee and could well be refused permission. We have objected to the planning application on various grounds including its prematurity in advance of the Local Plan being adopted.
MM081, paragraph 4.124
The Rosemary Lane Action Group objects to the consequential changes proposed to paragraph 4.124 which is amended to reflect the proposed increase in site size and change to the number of proposed dwellings. The text asserts that VALP reflects the need for housing delivery whilst not undermining the aims of neighbourhood plans. The proposed site allocation scored poorly in the site selection exercise for the Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan and is unsound and unjustified.