Aylesbury Vale Area

D-AYL032 Ardenham Lane Aylesbury

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Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 1459

Received: 06/12/2017

Respondent: Thames Water

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

The water network , wastewater capacity in this area is unlikely to be able to support the demand anticipated from this development. The developer is encouraged to work with Thames Water early on in the planning process to understand what water infrastructure is required, where , when and how it will be delivered.

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Dear Sir / Madam
Thank you for consulting Thames Water on the above document. Thames Water are the statutory water and sewage undertaker for the majority of the District and are hence a "specific consultation body" in accordance with the Town & Country Planning (Local Planning) Regulations 2012. We have the following comments to make on the Proposed Submission document
Policy S5 - Infrastructure - SUPPORT
Thames Water support proposed Policy S5 on Infrastructure and its supporting text.
Paragraph 3.43 states that:
'While infrastructure associated with water supply and sewers can be provided and funded by developers, upgrades to wastewater treatment works (WwTWs) can only be provided by water and wastewater utility companies.'
Whilst this is currently correct, from April 2018 the way we and all other water and wastewater companies charge for new connections will change. All information currently available is available on our website by following the link below. Further information is expected early 2018.
https://developers.thameswater.co.uk/New-connections-charging
Policy I4 - Flooding and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems - REQUEST AMENDMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED CONSISTANT WITH NATIONAL POLICY
Thames Water Support Policy I4 on Flooding and Sustainable Urban Drainage systems and all the supporting text from paragraphs 11.20 - 11.31.
However as previously mentioned in our representations made in August 2016 we consider it could go further and that the Plan should recognise the risk from sewer flooding in addition to fluvial flooding as recognised in the Flood & Water Management Act.

As such in order for the plan to be considered sound we would recommend that reference to sewer
flooding is also included.
Policy I5 - Water Resources - SUPPORT
Thames Water Support Policy I5 on Water Resources and all the supporting text from paragraphs
11.32 - 11.36.
Site Specific Comments
The attached table provides site specific comments from a desktop assessment on sewerage and
water supply infrastructure, but more detailed modelling may be required to refine the
requirements.
These sites have been assessed on an individual base with only limited opportunity to consider
cumulative impacts. Therefore, the impact of multiple sites in the same area coming forward may
have a greater impact. The scale, location and time to deliver any required upgrades will be
determined after receiving a clearer picture of the location, type and scale of development together
with its phasing. Thames Water welcomes the opportunity to work closely with the neighbourhood
forum to identify the net increase in wastewater and water supply demand on our infrastructure.
A couple of the sites have been highlighted. This is as the sites were not included within the
consultation document issued last year, but have been assessed as part of the Water Cycle Study
work which has taken place.
We hope this is of assistance. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Carmelle
Bell on the above number.
Yours sincerely,
Richard Hill
Head of Property

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2117

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Historic England

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

according to our records of designated heritage assets, this site includes the Grade II listed Ardenham House. There should therefore be a specific criterion requiring the retention of this building as part of criterion d of Policy D-AYL032, which we otherwise welcome as providing protection for heritage assets in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework, as part of the positive strategy for the conservation and enjoyment of, and the clear strategy for enhancing, the historic environment required by paragraphs 126 and 157 of the Framework and as being in accordance with Policy D1.

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See attachment for full representation.