Aylesbury Vale Area

VALP Proposed Submission

Search Representations

Results for The University of Buckingham search

New search New search

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

1.13

Representation ID: 179

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: The University of Buckingham

Agent: Delta Planning

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Objection is raised to this approach to meeting housing need. It is considered that the approach adopted in earlier iterations of the Plan is a more sensible approach to providing sustainable patterns of development. The current approach means that some villages that were previously identified as suitable for providing housing development are now not identified

Full text:

Objection is raised to this approach to meeting housing need. It is considered that the approach adopted in earlier iterations of the Plan is a more sensible approach to providing sustainable patterns of development. The current approach means that some villages that were previously identified as suitable for providing housing development are now not identified. One example of this is the village of Gawcott. This village is a medium village with a reasonable level of services and facilities including a primary school. Previous iterations of the Plan stated that this village could provide for around 70 dwellings and now no allocations are included in the plan. It is considered that this approach is not sound and will not lead to sustainable rural communities.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

1.18

Representation ID: 181

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: The University of Buckingham

Agent: Delta Planning

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Consideration has been given to a number of these background documents that form the evidence base to the Local Plan. Objection is raised to the fact that some of these documents contradict each other

Full text:

Consideration has been given to a number of these background documents that form the evidence base to the Local Plan. Objection is raised to the fact that some of these documents contradict each other. In particular, the HELAA suggests that Site ref GAW002 Land east of Buckingham Road is not now suitable for development. This is despite it being identified in earlier iterations of the HELAA as a suitable residential site. The latest version of the HELAA suggests that the site is an important gateway into the village and development would likely have an adverse landscape visual impact and an adverse impact on settlement pattern. This contradicts the Strategic Landscape and Visual Capacity Study that also forms evidence base for the Local Plan. Within this document the site has been assessed in landscape and visual terms and it is concluded that there is potential to develop 60% of it continuing the existing settlement edge.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

2.6

Representation ID: 198

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: The University of Buckingham

Agent: Delta Planning

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Objection is raised to paragraph 2.6 part 4 that promotes a capacity-led approach to delivering housing. This is a change in emphasis from previous iterations of the plan that promoted a strategy that provided a proportion of housing to settlements throughout the District. The previous approach included 70 dwellings being allocated at Gawcott and now through utilising the capacity based approach there are no new allocations at this settlement. It is considered that the previous approach is a more sustainable way of delivering housing and ensuring that a proportionate level of housing is provided across the District.

Full text:

Objection is raised to paragraph 2.6 part 4 that promotes a capacity-led approach to delivering housing. This is a change in emphasis from previous iterations of the plan that promoted a strategy that provided a proportion of housing to settlements throughout the District. The previous approach included 70 dwellings being allocated at Gawcott and now through utilising the capacity based approach there are no new allocations at this settlement. It is considered that the previous approach is a more sustainable way of delivering housing and ensuring that a proportionate level of housing is provided across the District.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

3.15

Representation ID: 204

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: The University of Buckingham

Agent: Delta Planning

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Objection is raised to the identification that an early review of the Plan will be undertaken to take account of newly emerging issues such as the Government's changed methodology on calculating housing need. This is not an appropriate approach to take. The current Plan should take account of the changed methodology at this stage, as it clear that examination of the Plan will take place after the new methodology comes into use.

Full text:

Objection is raised to the identification that an early review of the Plan will be undertaken to take account of newly emerging issues such as the Government's changed methodology on calculating housing need. This is not an appropriate approach to take. The current Plan should take account of the changed methodology at this stage, as it clear that examination of the Plan will take place after the new methodology comes into use.

Support

VALP Proposed Submission

3.16

Representation ID: 205

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: The University of Buckingham

Agent: Delta Planning

Representation Summary:

Support is given to the Plan's acknowledgement that in addition to growth at the strategic settlements, further growth will also take place at the larger, medium and smaller villages reflecting the capacity of these settlements to accommodate development.

Full text:

Support is given to the Plan's acknowledgement that in addition to growth at the strategic settlements, further growth will also take place at the larger, medium and smaller villages reflecting the capacity of these settlements to accommodate development.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

S2 Spatial Strategy for Growth

Representation ID: 207

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: The University of Buckingham

Agent: Delta Planning

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Objection is raised to the level of housing numbers identified in this version of the Plan on the basis that it is not positively prepared.

Full text:

Objection is raised to the level of housing numbers identified in this version of the Plan on the basis that it is not positively prepared. The previous iteration of the Plan in 2016, identified a total of 33,000 houses would be provided in the plan period, whilst this Submission version has reduced this figure to 27,400 without ,we believe, sufficient justification. Of this new total it states that 19,400 are provided to meet the needs of Aylesbury Vale District, 2,250 to meet the needs of Wycombe District and 5,750 to meet the needs of Chiltern/South Bucks. The basis of these figures comes from the Buckinghamshire HEDNA (December 2016) but this does not take into account proposed new standard methodology which is likely to increase the housing requirements of the housing market area. The Council is suggesting that the new methodology can be addressed through a future update to the Plan but this would not accord with the emerging timetable of implementation for the new methodology which will require all plans to accord with it from April 2018. Since examination of this Plan will be after this date it should clearly be prepared with this change incorporated.

A central requirement of NPPF is the provision of sufficient housing to meet the needs of present and future generations and in doing so widen the choice of housing. To achieve this, it requires Local Planning Authorities to positively seek opportunities to meet the development needs of their areas and that 'Local Plans should meet objectively assessed needs , with sufficient flexibility to adapt to rapid change' and 'set out a clear strategy for allocating sufficient land'. Delivery is underpinned in NPPF by paragraph 47, which seeks to significantly boost the supply of housing requiring local planning authorities to 'use their evidence base to ensure that their Local Plan meets the full, objectively assessed needs for market and affordable housing in the housing market area'.
It is considered that the development strategy and proposed level of housing provision set out in Policy S2 will not provide for sufficient levels of sustainable development to meet the OAN of the District and HMAs and therefore does not meet the test of soundness as it fails to accord with NPPF.

Furthermore, this level of housing provision could seriously impact on the future prospects of the District and have negative impacts on the provision of affordable housing for local people making the District less attractive as a location for people to live and work.

Objection is also raised to the proposed level of housing development at medium villages. It is considered that more development should be directed towards these locations on sustainable sites to ensure that these villages remain viable.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

4.120

Representation ID: 257

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: The University of Buckingham

Agent: Delta Planning

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Objection is raised to the HELAA, in respect of our client's site at GAW002 off Buckingham Road, Gawcott. The evidence in the HELAA in respect of the site is at odds to the evidence provided in the Strategic Landscape and Visual Capacity Study that also forms a background document to the Plan.

Full text:

Objection is raised to the latest iteration of the HELAA. In particular, objection is raised in respect of our client's site at GAW002 off Buckingham Road, Gawcott. Previous iterations of the HELAA confirmed that this site was suitable for development, however the latest HELAA has suggested that the site is not now suitable for development as it is an important open land gateway into the village and development would be likely to have an adverse landscape visual impact and adverse impact on settlement pattern. This is at odds to the evidence provided in the Strategic Landscape and Visual Capacity Study that also forms a background document to the Local Plan. This study suggests that there is potential to develop 60 % of the site continuing the existing settlement edge.

Indeed the findings of the Strategic Landscape and Visual Capacity Study are similar to the proposed capacity that has been promoted by The University of Buckingham, through earlier iterations of this Local Plan process.

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

4.153

Representation ID: 309

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: The University of Buckingham

Agent: Delta Planning

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

The site at Buckingham Road, Gawcott should be allocated for development

Full text:

Objection is made to the fact that Gawcott is not going to provide any residential allocations in the plan period. This settlement is a sustainable location with a number of facilities including a primary school, village hall and shop and being in close proximity to Buckingham. It is considered that the site off Buckingham Road provides an excellent location for additional housing development and should be allocated in the Plan. The site has been promoted through earlier iterations of the Plan and was found to be a suitable site for development. The Strategic Landscape and Visual Capacity Study that is a background document to the Plan identifies it as a suitable site with the potential to develop 60% of the site continuing the existing settlement edge. It is clear that the site will not cause any adverse harm in landscape and visual terms and should therefore be allocated for development. Attached to this representation are a Site Location Plan and Site Layout Plan showing how the site could be developed.

Support

VALP Proposed Submission

4.180

Representation ID: 321

Received: 13/12/2017

Respondent: The University of Buckingham

Agent: Delta Planning

Representation Summary:

Support is given to the recognition that The University of Buckingham will support the growth of the town of Buckingham

Full text:

Support is given to the recognition that The University of Buckingham will support the growth of the town of Buckingham

If you are having trouble using the system, please try our help guide.