Aylesbury Vale Area

MM206

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 2946

Received: 11/12/2019

Respondent: Buckingham Town Council

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

References to Buckingham Transport Strategy have been deleted and presumably its proposals are no longer part of the T1. Therefore, what is the status of the BTS and references throughout VALP? This seems to present a confused picture, and how will "required" improvements be identified?

Change suggested by respondent:

Clarification as to the status of Buckingham Transport Strategy and a consistent approach taken throughout.

Full text:

References to Buckingham Transport Strategy have been deleted and presumably its proposals are no longer part of the T1. Therefore, what is the status of the BTS and references throughout VALP? This seems to present a confused picture, and how will "required" improvements be identified?

Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3160

Received: 19/12/2019

Respondent: Mr John Howard

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation Summary:

The road network in the Aylesbury area is already extremely congested, even at non-peak times. There seems to be no current investment or plan to ameliorate this problem. The current building of houses and estates is causing additional problems, making it difficult or impossible to make journeys of any predictable duration. Yet the Plan shows no evidence of any updated transport assessment.

Full text:

I am writing to express my extreme concern about this plan, especially in relation to the planned housing growth and the lack of joined up planning in relation to the necessary infrastructure and, especially, roads.

The road network in the Aylesbury area is already extremely congested, even at non-peak times. There seems to be no current investment or plan to ameliorate this problem. The current building of houses and estates is causing additional problems, making it difficult or impossible to make journeys of any predictable duration. Yet the Plan shows no evidence of any updated transport assessment.

This suggests to me that there is no real understanding in the councils' planning processes of how to plan for the travel needs of housing growth. The dramatic growth of housing build is itself a dreadful mishmash of unconnected thinking, and the absence of sufficient associated planning for the appropriate road and communication systems is insane. The plan seems utterly to fail in its apparent objective to "meet objectively assessed development and infrastructure requirements". As a resident of the area, a rates payer and contributor to the general economy of the area, I am appalled by the clear disconnect between the council planning process and general resident opinions. The whole housing issue is in need of a profound rethink to avoid the creation of permanent stressful living in a blighted and traffic-jammed locality. As with HS2, the planning seems to have been undertaken with no real ear for those affected. I am appalled.

Support

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3383

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Quod

Representation Summary:

The Consortium supports the modification proposed by MM206 to encourage modal shift to more sustainable forms of transport.

The commitment to this objective at D-AGT1 is reflected in the [attached] Framework Masterplan and exemplified by the current application by Lands Improvement, which promotes a transport strategy designed to promote travel choice and encourage and accommodate a positive change in the propensity for more socially inclusive and sustainable living and travel. This includes a significant package of proposed enhancements to mobility and sustainable
travel.

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Object

VALP Main Modifications

Representation ID: 3544

Received: 15/12/2019

Respondent: Hampden Fields Action Group

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

1. The strategy is fundamentally flawed and so this modified aim cannot be achieved.

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.

Full text:

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