Aylesbury Vale Area

5.17

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Object

VALP Proposed Submission

Representation ID: 291

Received: 06/12/2017

Respondent: Ms Alison Watt

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Rural exception sites could be used to ensure that affordable housing is distributed across the district in proportion to the size of settlement rather than being restricted to large-scale developments. Yet, many parish councils do not have the resources to initiate development of rural exception sites; the small villages not even having a full-time clerk. It is not sufficient that "The Council expects exception schemes to be supported by the local parish council, and actively encourages parishes..." (5.17). AVDC should take a more pro-active role in promoting rural exception sites.

Full text:

Rural exception sites could be used to ensure that affordable housing is distributed across the district in proportion to the size of settlement rather than being restricted to large-scale developments. Yet, many parish councils do not have the resources to initiate development of rural exception sites; the small villages not even having a full-time clerk. It is not sufficient that "The Council expects exception schemes to be supported by the local parish council, and actively encourages parishes..." (5.17). AVDC should take a more pro-active role in promoting rural exception sites.