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Object

VALP Proposed Submission

S2 Spatial Strategy for Growth

Representation ID: 1005

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Land and Partners Limited

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

The methodology for calculating the OAN is not aligned with the evidence on household formation
rates. This requires justification for the plan to be found sound.
The starting point should be to meet needs where they arise in each district within the HMA, but this
appears not to be the case. L&P has detailed knowledge of sites in other Bucks districts which have
capacity for additional sustainable development.

Full text:

The spatial strategy is considered to be unsound for the following reasons.
The strategy aims to accommodate the unmet needs of needs of the other
Buckinghamshire authority areas. Whilst the aim to protect the Green Belt is
supported, it is considered that there is additional capacity within Wycombe,
South Buckinghamshire and Chiltern Districts for sustainable development.
The strategy to accommodate the unmet needs of the other authorities is not
sound due to the lack of justification of the housing needs evidence. The evidence
is not sufficiently justified as the predicted growth in the 2014 based household
projections is not reflected in the updated AVDC HEDNA.
The latest assessment of housing need has reduced the objectively assessed
need (OAN) of AVDC. This has increased the district's capacity to meet the unmet
needs of the other Buckinghamshire authorities within AVDC, but overall the full
OAN is not being met.
Growth projected in AVDC's own housing needs must not be compromised by the
strategy to meet the unmet needs of the other Buckinghamshire authorities. The
starting point should be to meet housing needs in the location where they arise.
Only when it is unsustainable to do so (due to constraints such as the Green Belt)
should the needs be met elsewhere.
Our concern is that there is additional capacity within Wycombe, South Bucks
and Chiltern districts which is not being considered for development. Meanwhile
AVDC is reducing it's own requirements to accommodate the growth which the
othe Buckinghamshire authorities will not meet in the latest iterations of their
plans. AVDC should not compromise its own requirements to meet the needs of
the Buckinghamshire authorities before every opportunity to meet the needs
where they arise has been explored.
This is particularly important to the effectiveness of the plan when considering
the strategic position of AVDC in terms of the future growth corridor between
Oxford and Cambridge. There will be considerable opportunities arising from
infrastructure provision through this corridor, particularly from East West Rail.
The increased accessibility of areas within AVDC in relation to high growth
employment centres will increase housing needs in the long term. Unjustified
reductions in OAN at this stage mean the plan is not positively prepared for
sustainable plan-­led development in the long term.
The plan should also take into account the entries to the recent National
Infrastructure Commission competition These show the opportunities for future
growth in innovative ways to accompany future infrastructure provision.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

D-WIN001 Land to east of B4033, Great Horwood Road

Representation ID: 1006

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Land and Partners Limited

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Land and Partners support the allocation of this site however we consider amendments to the
detailed policy criteria E, F and H to be necessary as detailed below.

Full text:

+ see attached scoping report

Policy D-­WIN001 Land to east of B4033, Great Horwood Road
This proposed allocation is supported. Land & Partners (L&P) is promoting the south-­west corner of the
allocation: a 5.4ha parcel known as Brickyard Farm. L&P have signed a legally binding agreement with
the owners of this land to bring it forward for development. Gladman is promoting the majority of the
remainder of the allocation and both promoters are co-­operating in terms of the necessary technical
work and will ensure it is masterplanned comprehensively. The L&P promoted area is the most
accessible part of the allocation, very close to the rail station and new secondary school.
The proposed allocation has long been identified by Aylesbury Vale District Council as
having development potential. The evidence base for the submitted VALP shows that the allocation
forms the only area of suitable land for the future strategic growth of the town, once the existing
allocations in the made Neighbourhood Plan have delivered.
The attached Scoping Report prepared with Place-­Make provides a starting point for the detailed
technical work and masterplanning process now underway. It summarises the various opportunities and
constraints which will be explored as part of this work and considers the broad dwelling capacity of the
L&P promoted site. Given the ecological interest in some parts, the net developable area is considered
to be approximately 50% of the site (2.7ha) and that between 70 and 100 dwellings can be
accommodated in total. The site lends itself to a cluster of downsizer/retirement and starter homes to
meet local need as part of a mix of dwellings types. Because of the site's position adjacent to the station
and a more urban character towards Buckingham Road, an allowance of apartments may be provided in
the south-­west corner. A small allowance of local retail provision such as a local supermarket/
convenience store adjacent to the station and the proposed sports pitches may also be appropriate at
this location.
L&P has engaged with the East West Rail (EWR) division of Network Rail over the past year and has
submitted formal representations to their Phase Two Consultation for the Western Section over the
summer. There is now agreement with EWR that the promoted site is not required for general ecological
mitigation for the EWR project. The only requirement is for a 4m deep corridor to be reserved all along
the EWR land edge, to allow space for the upgrading and associated maintenance. L&P accepts this
requirement and will be incorporating it into the masterplan.
Whilst supporting the principle of the allocation, Land and Partners objects to some of the proposed
wording of Policy D-­WIN001. The policy wording was not included in the draft Plan and the current
consultation is the first opportunity L&P has had to comment. The following changes are sought:
Phasing. L&P disagree with the requirement that 50 homes to be delivered 2017-­22 and 535 homes
from 2023-­2033. This is not consistent with national policy advice.
Criterion e. L&P disagree with the criterion that the existing tree and hedgerows should be retained
without adding the words "where possible" as for access and visibility splays some replanting and
replacement of trees and hedgerow is inevitable.
Criterion f. L&P disagree with this requirement and it is not supported by the intial scoping word carried
out to date. Any landscape buffers should be arrived at following detailed landscape and visual
assessment as part of a landscape-­led approach. The Great Horwood Road edge will not border onto
open countryside;; there will be community facilities immediately opposite. Given that Great Horwood
Road will provide the main access points into the allocation, then it is too prescriptive to require a
landscape buffer to be provided along this route.
Criterion h. L&P disagree with the wording that development should be provided with a bus service, in
line with Policy 9 of the Winslow Neighbourhood Plan. L&P are willing to facilitate this but it is not
reasonable for the service itself to be provided.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

D-MGB003 Leopold Farm and area to the west

Representation ID: 1007

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Land and Partners Limited

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

The allocation of land at Leopold Farm and area to the west for residential
development is supported.
However an additional site should be included as an allocation south of Little
Marsh Road.
The site is the subject of a current outline application (17/01723/AOP) for up to 9
dwellings.
The site is technically sound and the only objection is from AVDC's Landscape
Architect. We have submitted a full LVIA as part of the application which
demonstrates that the development will cause no significant harm to the
landscape.

Full text:

The allocation of land at Leopold Farm and area to the west for residential
development is supported.
However an additional site should be included as an allocation south of Little
Marsh Road.
The site is the subject of a current outline application (17/01723/AOP) for up to 9
dwellings.
The site is technically sound and the only objection is from AVDC's Landscape
Architect. We have submitted a full LVIA as part of the application which
demonstrates that the development will cause no significant harm to the
landscape.

Support

VALP Proposed Submission

D-MGB003 Leopold Farm and area to the west

Representation ID: 1008

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Land and Partners Limited

Representation Summary:

The allocation of land at Leopold Farm and area to the west for residential
development is supported.
The site is the subject of a current outline application (16/03380/AOP) for up to 9
dwellings.

Full text:

The allocation of land at Leopold Farm and area to the west for residential
development is supported.
The site is the subject of a current outline application (16/03380/AOP) for up to 9
dwellings.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

4.152

Representation ID: 1009

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Land and Partners Limited

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

An additional allocation at Land at Hunters Lodge Stables, Stoke Hammond, would help to meet the
OAN of AVDC where the need arises. Please see the accompanying document showing the extent of
the site suitable for development.

Full text:

Land and Partners objects to the proposal to not allocate land at Stoke Hammond
for development. This is a highly sustainable location for growth and the reason
for not allocating land here is considered to be unjustified.
Para 4.152 states that no allocations are made at Stoke Hammond due to the
amount of commitments/completions in this settlement. This is not considered to
be a sound reason to limit further growth.
Land and Partners controls land at Stoke Hammond as shown in the attached
Location Plan. The site is very well contained and was considered part suitable
for 30 dwellings in the HELAA January 2017.
There is reason to allocate additional sites within AVDC to meet the full OAN
within the district. Please see our representation relating to the Spatial Strategy.
In the context of strategic long term growth there is no justification to exclude this
suitable site from the allocations in the VALP
Overall strategy context:
The latest assessment of housing need has reduced the objectively assessed
need (OAN) of AVDC. This has increased the district's capacity to meet the unmet
needs of the other Buckinghamshire authorities within AVDC, but overall the full
OAN is not being met.
Growth projected in AVDC's own housing needs must not be compromised by the
strategy to meet the unmet needs of the other Buckinghamshire authorities. The
starting point should be to meet housing needs in the location where they arise.
Only when it is unsustainable to do so (due to constraints such as the Green Belt)
should the needs be met elsewhere.
Our concern is that there is additional capacity within Wycombe, South Bucks
and Chiltern districts which is not being considered for development. Meanwhile
AVDC is reducing it's own requirements to accommodate the growth which the
othe Buckinghamshire authorities will not meet in the latest iterations of their
plans. AVDC should not compromise its own requirements to meet the needs of
the Buckinghamshire authorities before every opportunity to meet the needs
where they arise has been explored.
This is particularly important to the effectiveness of the plan when considering
the strategic position of AVDC in terms of the future growth corridor between
Oxford and Cambridge. There will be considerable opportunities arising from
infrastructure provision through this corridor, particularly from East West Rail.
The increased accessibility of areas within AVDC in relation to high growth
employment centres will increase housing needs in the long term. Unjustified
reductions in OAN at this stage mean the plan is not positively prepared for
sustainable plan-­led development in the long term.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

D-ICK004 Land off Turnfields

Representation ID: 1010

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Land and Partners Limited

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? Yes

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

The allocation of land off Turnfields for residential development is supported.
The site is the subject of a current outline application (17/02516/AOP) for up to 30
dwellings.
The site's capacity has been tested for this application and up to 30 homes is
considered to be the most appropriate number when considering existing and
proposed infrastructure, landscape context, surrounding densities and the
efficient use of land.
The policy wording should be amended to reflect the site's capacity for up to 30
homes.

Full text:

The allocation of land off Turnfields for residential development is supported.
The site is the subject of a current outline application (17/02516/AOP) for up to 30
dwellings.
The site's capacity has been tested for this application and up to 30 homes is
considered to be the most appropriate number when considering existing and
proposed infrastructure, landscape context, surrounding densities and the
efficient use of land.
The policy wording should be amended to reflect the site's capacity for up to 30
homes. This capacity is shown to be appropriate in the comprehensive technical
reports accompanying application 17/02516/AOP.
It is noted that there is a minor inconsistency whereby the policy states the land
is allocated for 20 dwellings but the site criteria states provision of around 20
dwellings.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

4.153

Representation ID: 1011

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Land and Partners Limited

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? Yes

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

The allocation of land at Leopold Farm and area to the west for residential
development is supported.
However land south of Castle Street and west of Longherdon Farm should be
included as an allocation to reflect the planning consent granted subject to a S106
agreement in this location (17/01248/AOP). An allocation should be made to show
this commitment for 10 dwellings and a shop, in order to make the plan effective
and sound.

Full text:

The allocation of land at Leopold Farm and area to the west for residential
development is supported.
However land south of Castle Street and west of Longherdon Farm should be
included as an allocation to reflect the planning consent granted subject to a S106
agreement in this location (17/01248/AOP). An allocation should be made to show
this commitment for 10 dwellings and a shop, in order to make the plan effective
and sound.
This site will contribute a mix of much needed homes within the village but also
reestablish a shop within easy reach of new and existing residents. This
positively influences the sustainability of Marsh Gibbon as a location for future
growth.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

4.153

Representation ID: 1012

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: Land and Partners Limited

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

The allocation of land at Leopold Farm and area to the west for residential
development is supported.
However land south of Little Marsh Road should be included as an allocation to
reflect the planning consent granted in this location (16/03379/AOP). An allocation
should be made to show this commitment for 22 dwellings, in order to make the
plan effective and sound.

Full text:

The allocation of land at Leopold Farm and area to the west for residential
development is supported.
However land south of Little Marsh Road should be included as an allocation to
reflect the planning consent granted in this location (16/03379/AOP). An allocation
should be made to show this commitment for 22 dwellings, in order to make the
plan effective and sound.

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