Aylesbury Vale Area

FMM067

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Support

VALP Further Main Modifications

Representation ID: 4044

Received: 08/02/2021

Respondent: Gade Homes

Representation Summary:

Planning officer summary: the respondent support the increase in housing target put forward through this further modification.

Full text:

We support the increase in housing targets put forward through modification FMM015 and FMM067.

Settlements such as Weston Turville continue to be sustainable locations benefitting from a range of services and facilities. They are therefore suitable locations for new housing development.

Small and medium sized sites on the edge of sustainable settlements such as that at Bye Green Weston Turville can make an important contribution to meeting both district and local housing needs and can be built out relatively quickly as recognized by paragraph 68 of the NPPF.

The VALP’s reliance on larger strategic growth sites risks a slower delivery of housing due to the need for these sites to provide new and expensive infrastructure. Should these sites not come forward at the expected delivery rate, smaller development opportunities within medium villages should be encouraged. For this reason the wording contained in paragraph 4.157 of the local plan that is proposed to be deleted under modification FMM079 should be reinstated.

The wording was as follows: “the only exceptions to this are where the Councils monitoring of delivery across the district shows that the allocated sites are not being delivered at the expected rate, and where the proposals are for small scale areas of land in accordance with Policy D2”

Support

VALP Further Main Modifications

Representation ID: 4077

Received: 08/02/2021

Respondent: Village Foundations

Representation Summary:

Planning officer summary: support the increase in housing targets put forward through modification FMM015 and FMM067.

Full text:

We support the increase in housing targets put forward through modification FMM015 and FMM067.

Settlements such as Stewkley continue to be sustainable locations benefitting from a range of services and facilities. They are therefore suitable locations for new housing development.

Small and medium sized sites on the edge of sustainable settlements such as that at Wing Road Stewkley can make an important contribution to meeting both district and local housing needs and can be built out relatively quickly as recognized by paragraph 68 of the NPPF.

The VALP’s reliance on larger strategic growth sites risks a slower delivery of housing due to the need for these sites to provide new and expensive infrastructure. Should these sites not come forward at the expected delivery rate, smaller development opportunities within medium villages should be encouraged. For this reason the wording contained in paragraph 4.157 of the local plan that is proposed to be deleted under modification FMM079 should be reinstated.

The wording was as follows: “the only exceptions to this are where the Councils monitoring of delivery across the district shows that the allocated sites are not being delivered at the expected rate, and where the proposals are for small scale areas of land in accordance with Policy D2”