Aylesbury Vale Area

D-NLV001 Salden Chase

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Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 286

Received: 30/11/2017

Respondent: Gt Brickhill Parish Council

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Saldon Chase will be a bolt-on to Milton Keynes, which will provide a large proportion of support services, major healthcare, shopping, and employment, but the access on to Whaddon Road Newton Longville will stress the local roads unduely not just in Newton Longville, but additionally in Mursley and Whaddon. Additional action is needed to reduce the impact of additional traffic through these villages and along minor roads which are not constructed to a sufficient standard to cope with the additional traffic

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Saldon Chase will be a bolt-on to Milton Keynes, which will provide a large proportion of support services, major healthcare, shopping, and employment, but the access on to Whaddon Road Newton Longville will stress the local roads unduely not just in Newton Longville, but additionally in Mursley and Whaddon. Additional action is needed to reduce the impact of additional traffic through these villages and along minor roads which are not constructed to a sufficient standard to cope with the additional traffic

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 449

Received: 07/12/2017

Respondent: Mr Iain Stewart

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

Oppose because it is a premature decision that would be made in the absence of knowledge about the precise scope of the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge strategic corridor.

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As the Member of Parliament for Milton Keynes South, I object to this and any other development that extends the urban footprint of Milton Keynes in the absence of strategic plans being developed for the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge corridor. I do not oppose such a development in perpetuity but this development is premature.

As they stand, developments such as Salden Chase will place unacceptable demands on Milton Keynes infrastructure and public services, most notably local roads in Bletchley.

We also do not yet know the route of the new Oxford-Cambridge expressway nor the final scope of East-West Rail. It may be the case that such projects will enable a sustainable development such as Salden Chase in the long-run but common-sense dictates that such a decision cannot be made now.

At the very least, a decision on Salden Chase should be deferred until the scope of the Corridor is known.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 580

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: Marrons Planning

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

No objections in principle to Policy D-NLV001 and its accompanying text insofar as it allocates land for a strategic allocation to the south west of Milton Keynes. The objections are those set out in response to previous policies and text; namely:

1. There is scope for significantly more development to the south west of Milton Keynes.

2. The Plan should be providing about 7,500 dwellings in the broad location for growth known as south west Milton Keynes.

3. Land between Manor Farm and the railway line (NLV019) should be included within the additional area to be allocated as a SUE.



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There are no objections in principle to Policy D-NLV001 and its accompanying text insofar as it allocates land for a strategic allocation to the south west of Milton Keynes. The objections are those set out in response to previous policies and text; namely:

1. There is scope for significantly more development to the south west of Milton Keynes which would enable the Council to provide for a much larger amount of housing in a sustainable location.

2. The Plan should be providing about 7,500 dwellings in the broad location for growth known as south west Milton Keynes and north west of Newton Longville.

3. The land between Manor Farm and the railway line (NLV019) should be included within the additional area to be allocated as a sustainable urban extension

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 723

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: Cllr Ben Everitt

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? Yes

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

The placement of this site on the boundary of Milton Keynes means the net economic impact will not benefit Aylesbury Vale. In fact, the location of the site is out of kilter with the main economic centre of gravity within the rest of this Plan. The two enterprise zones near Aylesbury are supported by existing and potential future infrastructure, while this proposed site relies on already-overstretched infrastructure and services of a neighbouring authority. This Plan is sound. It would be even more effecive if this allocation were better suited to serving the major points of economic growth in the Vale.

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The placement of this site on the boundary of Milton Keynes means the net economic impact will not benefit Aylesbury Vale. In fact, the location of the site is out of kilter with the main economic centre of gravity within the rest of this Plan. The two enterprise zones near Aylesbury are supported by existing and potential future infrastructure, while this proposed site relies on already-overstretched infrastructure and services of a neighbouring authority. This Plan is sound. It would be even more effecive if this allocation were better suited to serving the major points of economic growth in the Vale.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 863

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: AB Planning & Development Ltd

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Whilst NLV001 is supported as a proposed development allocation, the adjoining NLV002 site south of Dagnall House ought properly to be included within any Local Plan allocation designation because it will be totally surrounded by existing and planned development.
Irrespective of whether or not the two sites are ultimately developed in association with or separate from one another, both sites ought properly to be identified as appropriate for development as a westward urban expansion of Bletchley into Newton Longville parish.

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Whilst NLV001 is supported as a proposed development allocation, the adjoining NLV002 site south of Dagnall House ought properly to be included within any Local Plan allocation designation because it will be totally surrounded by existing and planned development.
Irrespective of whether or not the two sites are ultimately developed in association with or separate from one another, both sites ought properly to be identified as appropriate for development as a westward urban expansion of Bletchley into Newton Longville parish.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 889

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Buckingham Town Council

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

No provision is made to support the local grammar school for which successful 11+ candidates will be eligible. This will place an additional burden on the underfunded Royal Latin School. There is evidence of alternative provision in supporting evidence but no clarity as to that policy within VALP and no evidence of consultation with Milton Keynes Council as to viability.

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A secondary school is mentioned in the box pertaining to key development and land use requirements but the site specific requirements as to Education only make mention of provision of land for new schools and pre-school facilities. As part of Buckingham County Council area, residents will be eligible for Grammar School places under the 11+ scheme. Given the attraction and reputation of the local Grammar schools, and the land falls within the catchment area of the Royal Latin School in Buckingham, some provision should be made for a contribution to this school in addition to the new secondary school as it might be assumed that as 11+ exam results in the selection of around 25-30% of primary school children [even allowing for those individuals who elect for the new secondary school; faith schools in Milton Keynes; private education or home schooling] a significant number of secondary school pupils may well attend the Royal Latin School. The school itself believes that it is one of the most underfunded schools in England & Wales at the current time.
There is in fact a potential answer given in the Infrastructure Delivery Plan [part of the Supporting Evidence to VALP, at p.23] which suggests that it would be better to redraw the boundary of Milton Keynes to include this expansion from a point of view of schools, thus making it a catchment are for Milton Keynes schools as opposed to Buckinghamshire County Council's selective grammar school system.
However, this policy is not set out in VALP, and if in fact Milton Keynes Council is not prepared to accept this proposal [there is no indication in the Infrastructure Delivery Plan of any consultation on this or the likelihood of it being delivered/agreed] then VALP remains ill-equipped to deliver on education for the District.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 1198

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Newton Longville Parish Council

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

The allocation of Salden Chase should be removed. Inclusion of the site renders the draft plan unsound. It is contrary to other policies in the plan, is not justified or positively prepared.

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Please see attachment for full rep

Submission draft version of Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP)
Representation by Newton Longville Parish Council - 14th December 2017
Newton Longville Parish Council representation - AVDC VALP submission draft Page 1 of 42
1. Introduction
1.1. This submission endorses the submission made by North Bucks Parishes
Planning Consortium (NBPPC) which should be read in conjunction with this
submission.
1.2. Newton Longville Parish Council consider that the draft plan is capable of
being found legally compliant and sound, subject to modifications being
made to the plan to deal with the issues highlighted below. Whilst issues are
identified on compliance with the Duty to Cooperate, it is hoped that it is a
lack submission of evidence rather than a failure to comply. These issues
had been pointed out to AVDC prior to publication of the draft submission
plan.
1.3. Newton Longville Parish Council requests participation at the Examination in
Public in relation to the points raised in this representation as well as those
made and in the submission by NBPPC. The parish council wishes to take
part in discussions on the plan and on modifications that may be required.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 1454

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Mr Tim Welch

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

allocation to be unsound as the bulk of district housing need is the
south of Aylesbury. Therefore an allocation of this size at the furthest point in the
district does not make sense.
Also Milton Keynes Council objects to planning application 15/00314/AOP for a
number of sound reasons including the pressure the development would bring on
infrastructure in the area.
I ask that consideration be given to reallocating this site nearer to the districts'
major points of housing need.

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Policy D-NLV005.
I regard this allocation as unsound for environmental reasons. This land was
identified as having ecological value (see the ecological impact assessment
under planning application 15/00195/APP) but was subsequently ploughed. I
cannot find the reason why this land was ploughed within the public domain. The
land should not undergo development and should be given time to recover.
If development were to take place here, a much more suitable compromise may be
to mirror the existing development on the north side of Whaddon Road and not
extend past the western edge of the existing building line just east of the entrance
to Hammond Park. This would probably reduce the number of dwellings but
should make it possible to preserve an amount of the ploughed land. This should
also enable restoration of much of the floral species that were compromised at
the times the land was ploughed - when it clearly shouldn't have been.

Policy D-NLV001.
I consider this allocation to be unsound as the bulk of district housing need is the
south of Aylesbury. Therefore an allocation of this size at the furthest point in the
district does not make sense.
Also Milton Keynes Council objects to planning application 15/00314/AOP for a
number of sound reasons including the pressure the development would bring on
infrastructure in the area.
I ask that consideration be given to reallocating this site nearer to the districts'
major points of housing need.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 1770

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Ainscough Strategic Land

Agent: Turley Associates

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

at the time of writing permission has not yet been granted and
(accordingly) no reserved matters or discharge of conditions submissions have been
made. Likewise, the paragraph 4.118 of the Submission Draft Local Plan indicates that a
Masterplan SPD will be required to establish the disposition of land uses.

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Please find attached representations to the Pre Submission Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan Consultation prepared on behalf of Ainscough Strategic Land in relation to 'Land at the Former Marsworth Airfield, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire', which is being promoted through the emerging Local Plan for a residential led mixed use development.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2031

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Crest Strategic Projects

Agent: Savills Southampton

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

It is notable that the application at Salden Chase received a resolution to grant permission despite not having been a formally allocated site at the time; the decision reflects the sustainable, strategic role of Milton Keynes, and the need for sites to come forward in Aylesbury Vale to meet sub-regional housing needs, as envisaged in the SEP.

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On behalf of Crest Strategic Projects (CSP), I enclose a suite of documents as formal representations on the above plan.

The lead representations statement (Savills) provides a detailed account of CSP's stance on the VALP as a whole. A range of inter-related objections are set out, relating to the amount and distribution of housing, site-specific allocations, and the consideration of alternatives within the Sustainability Appraisal. Particular objections are raised in respect of Shenley Park (site WHA001), which was included in the previous draft of the VALP, but is now omitted; and proposed allocation sites at RAF Halton, Buckingham and Winslow, which CSP objects to. The document should be read in conjunction with the following appendices:

* Appendix 1a - Shenley Park Vision Statement (Savills Urban Design Studio). This demonstrates and explains how the proposed development of Shenley Park can be delivered, not simply as a means to meet growth requirements for Aylesbury Vale in an optimal location and in a timely way, but to create a sustainable and integrated community with access to new facilities and nearby employment.
Please note that due to file size, the above is contained in my separate email ('email 2').

* Appendix 1b - Landscape and Green Infrastructure statement (The Landscape Partnership). This demonstrates that there are no landscape reasons why Shenley Park /WHA001 should not be included within the VALP. Concerns about the sensitive gap between Whaddon and Milton Keynes can be overcome by design and site planning. The north-west of the Site should include a permanent defensible buffer between built development on the Site and Whaddon comprising woodland planting and accessible semi-natural green space.
Please note that the above is accompanied by a series of figures and photographs in a separate file. Due to file size these are sent separately (in 'email 3').

* Appendix 1c - Technical note relating to highways and transport (RPS). This provides evidence on highways and transport matters, confirming that there are no significant transport constraints that would otherwise hamper the consideration of site WHA001 as a viable option for sustainable growth and timely delivery in the VALP.

* Appendix 2 - Draft Scoping Opinion (Aylesbury Vale District Council). This confirms that a formal EIA scoping report submitted by Savills on behalf of CSP satisfactorily sets out the likely environmental effects of the proposed development and determines the scope of the future assessment for the EIA

* Appendix 3 - Review of RAF Halton (Savills). This paper demonstrates that the VALP's allocation of RAF Halton is unsound, and should be removed and replaced with a site that is properly evidenced, available, deliverable and have a realistic prospect that it will deliver an appropriate number of dwellings within the plan period.

* Appendix 4 - Sustainability Appraisal Review (Savills). This shows that the Sustainability Appraisal of the VALP contains a number of flaws and inaccuracies, and that taking the SA as it is currently prepared may render the VALP being found 'unsound'. Correcting inaccuracies and appraising another alternative option for growth would offer a sound, sustainable way forward for the VALP.

* Appendix 5 - Technical report on housing need and local market absorption (Savills). This provides an analysis underlying CSP's view that a reduction in total housing targets (from the 2016 draft VALP to the current Submission Draft), is not justified, along with consideration of market issues.

* Appendix 6 - Review of housing land supply (Savills). This sets out an analysis to show that whilst AVDC is ostensibly able, in mathematical terms, to show a 5 year housing land supply in the Submission Draft VALP, there are number of substantial shortcomings in the intended approach relating to geographical distribution and overall levels of development.

* Appendix 7 - RAF Halton technical note relating to transport (RPS). This identifies that RAF Halton would not improve the proportion of travel by sustainable modes, by being remote from neighbouring areas or facilities, would not reduce the need to travel by relying on insufficient patronage to support a range of new facilities; and would not improve the efficiency of transport networks, by relying on lower order roads, including unsuited B-class and other rural roads and lanes for its outward connectivity.

* Appendix 8 - Representation forms (Savills). These are contained in AVDC's pro-formas, and set out CSP's representations on individual elements of the plan. There is a considerable element of overlap between these and the above-listed documents, and therefore the submission should be read as a whole.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2121

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Historic England

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

We welcome the reference to conservation, although we would prefer the third sentence to read "Sites of archaeological importance should be protected and enhanced", to provide protection for potential archaeological remains in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework and 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.

Full text:

See attachment for full representation.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2289

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: South West Milton Keynes Consortium

Agent: Carter Jonas - Associate SWMK Consortium

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

Allocation Ref. D-NLV001; and the site is either owned by members of the Consortium or is controlled under option. The proposed development is viable and deliverable, and will make a contribution towards the five year housing land supply. In these circumstances, it is entirely appropriate to propose the allocation of Site Ref. D-NLV001 and we request that this proposal is retained.

We support the proposed allocation, but suggest some minor amendments to the draft policy to reflect the approved development and for clarity and consistency with other strategic allocations.

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Please find attached representations to the Proposed Submission Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan consultation, which are submitted on behalf of the South West Milton Keynes Consortium.

In summary, representations are made to the following:

* Paragraphs 1.9 to 1.12
* Paragraph 1.13
* Paragraph 1.17
* Paragraph 2.4
* Paragraph 2.6
* Policy S2 + Objection to Policy S2 Report
* Policy S4 & Paragraphs 3.25 to 3.35 + [2016] EWCA Civ 466 Judgement
* Policy S5 & Paragraphs 3.36 to 3.46
* Paragraphs 3.75 to 3.77
* Paragraphs 3.78 to 3.80
* Policy D1 & Paragraphs 4.1 to 4.29
* Policy D-NLV001 & Paragraphs 4.110 to 4.119
* Additional Allocation D-NLV020 + Environment Agency Flood Mapping Plan, Landscape & Visual Technical Note, Highways & Transport Note, Highway Improvements Plan and Concept Masterplan
* Policy D-HAL003 & Paragraph 4.131 to 4.138 + Landscape & Green Belt Statement
* Policy T1 + Highways & Transport Note
* Housing & Economic Lands Availability Assessment (January 2017) + Concept Masterplan and Landscape & Visual Appraisal
* Sustainability Appraisal (September 2017)
* Green Belt Assessment Part 2 - RAF Halton (July 2016)

Those representations which are supported by a separate technical document or plan are provided in a separate e-mail.

Can you please confirm receipt of these representations, and continue to keep us informed of progress with the Local Plan?

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2336

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: South West Milton Keynes Consortium

Agent: Carter Jonas - Associate SWMK Consortium

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

NLV020 should be allocated as an additional strategic allocation. As set out in our requested changes, we set out the scope and content of a new policy and supporting text for the site. We also suggest that the site be included within a renamed South West Milton Keynes section, which includes the site's allocation and Policy D-NLV001.

Alternatively, Site Ref. NLV020 could be identified as a 'reserve site' to meet future housing needs and provide some flexibility to deal with a change in circumstances e.g. a housing land supply shortfall or the delivery of key items of transport infrastructure.

(Landscape and Visual Technical report, masterplan, highways masterplan, flood mapping and Transport and Highway matters all attached)

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Please find attached representations to the Proposed Submission Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan consultation, which are submitted on behalf of the South West Milton Keynes Consortium.

In summary, representations are made to the following:

* Paragraphs 1.9 to 1.12
* Paragraph 1.13
* Paragraph 1.17
* Paragraph 2.4
* Paragraph 2.6
* Policy S2 + Objection to Policy S2 Report
* Policy S4 & Paragraphs 3.25 to 3.35 + [2016] EWCA Civ 466 Judgement
* Policy S5 & Paragraphs 3.36 to 3.46
* Paragraphs 3.75 to 3.77
* Paragraphs 3.78 to 3.80
* Policy D1 & Paragraphs 4.1 to 4.29
* Policy D-NLV001 & Paragraphs 4.110 to 4.119
* Additional Allocation D-NLV020 + Environment Agency Flood Mapping Plan, Landscape & Visual Technical Note, Highways & Transport Note, Highway Improvements Plan and Concept Masterplan
* Policy D-HAL003 & Paragraph 4.131 to 4.138 + Landscape & Green Belt Statement
* Policy T1 + Highways & Transport Note
* Housing & Economic Lands Availability Assessment (January 2017) + Concept Masterplan and Landscape & Visual Appraisal
* Sustainability Appraisal (September 2017)
* Green Belt Assessment Part 2 - RAF Halton (July 2016)

Those representations which are supported by a separate technical document or plan are provided in a separate e-mail.

Can you please confirm receipt of these representations, and continue to keep us informed of progress with the Local Plan?

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2468

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Jackson Planning

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

The plan completely fails to recognise the on-going work by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) to accommodate
over a million new homes in the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford arc. There needs to be greater acknowledgement about
the role Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) must play in shaping the future of the city as part of the 2050 spatial vision
and the plan needs a specific policy that deals with how this will be accommodated until 2033 which is the time period for the
plan.

Full text:

Please find attached representations and a supporting appendix in respect of the Regulation 19 consultation on the VALP.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2472

Received: 05/12/2017

Respondent: Milton Keynes Council

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

We would, however, request that one minor modification is made to the Salden Chase policy (pages 110-114) in the proposed submission VALP:
* To insert in the Salden Chase policy a requirement for a green buffer to be included on the eastern edge of the site to protect the adjacent community of West Bletchley.

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Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan - Proposed Submission Plan Consultation

Thank you for the opportunity to consider and comment on your draft Local Plan.

Milton Keynes Council has no objections in principle with the content of the proposed submission Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan and no concerns regarding the Duty to Co-operate.

Policy S2 (Spatial strategy for growth) of the Proposed Submission Local Plan provides for about 1,855 new homes adjacent to Milton Keynes. We have no objections in principle to the inclusion of Salden Chase (SWMK), provided that the infrastructure requirements for Salden Chase outlined in the VALP are retained in the final plan and are delivered in the manner set out in the attached Memorandum of Understanding.

In particular, we welcome the commitment from AVDC to work with MKC to address the infrastructure and services needed to mitigate the impact of the development on Milton Keynes, including highway improvements, public transport provision, public rights of way improvements, green infrastructure, community facility, education facilities, health facilities, local centre and employment area as included in VALP.

We would, however, request that one minor modification is made to the Salden Chase policy (pages 110-114) in the proposed submission VALP:
* To insert in the Salden Chase policy a requirement for a green buffer to be included on the eastern edge of the site to protect the adjacent community of West Bletchley.

Yours sincerely

John Cheston, Development Plans Team Leader

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2595

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Natural England

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

Section of these sites contain BMV
land. In order to preserve as much
BMV land as possible and use
areas of poorer quality agricultural
land these areas should the focus of
strategic GI.

Full text:

Please find attached Natural England's response to Aylesbury Vale Local Plan Reg 19 consultation.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 2637

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Buckingham Town Council

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

As part of Buckingham County Council area, residents will be eligible for Grammar School places under the 11+ scheme. Given the attraction and reputation of the local Grammar schools, and that the land falls within the catchment area of the Royal Latin School in Buckingham, some provision should be made for a contribution to this school in addition to the new secondary school

Full text:

See attachment