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VALP Proposed Submission

S2 Spatial Strategy for Growth

Representation ID: 1092

Received: 14/12/2017

Respondent: FCC Environment

Agent: West Waddy ADP

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation Summary:

Our client, FCC, has significant concerns that the VALP, in its current form, is not positively prepared insofar as Policy S2 (Spatial Strategy for Growth) fails to set out a strategy which seeks to meet the objectively assessed development and infrastructure need over the plan period. The failure to set out a positively prepared strategy for meeting the objectively assessed development and infrastructure needs of the District will have a detrimental impact upon the local and wider economy. The delivery of homes and infrastructure cannot be viewed in isolation. My client's site NLV029 assessed in the HELAA should be allocated.

Full text:

On behalf of our client, FCC Environment, please find attached the completed representations form, and written consultation statement with attached location plan, in regard to the Regulation 19 Consultation on the emerging Local Plan.

Support

VALP Proposed Submission

2.4

Representation ID: 2649

Received: 08/12/2017

Respondent: FCC Environment

Agent: Sirius Yorkshire

Representation Summary:

Welcome AVDC's aspirations in objective d that improved transport and infrastructure links between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge will ensure that local businesses within the District will continue to thrive and grow and attract new enterprise and inward investment.

Full text:

These Representations:
consider a need for further strategic direction within its policies in relation to the growth aspirations for the District as a result of the Cambridge-Milton-Keynes-Oxford (CMKO) Corridor; at present it is considered the VALP is not planning spatially for long term growth and investment beyond what will be an adopted Local Plan with a very limited shelf life;
consider the strategic policies to restrict growth in rural areas preventing an opportunity to enhance the sustainability of existing rural communities, contrary to the provisions of the NPPF;
consider the assessment of Site CAL003, and other adjoining land, as inaccurate within the HELAA and that further strategic consideration should be given to site allocations at Calvert Green as an opportunity to improve the sustainability of an existing community with limited facilities;
identify the FCC landholding as a highly strategic location which can facilitate a new settlement in the Calvert area which would contribute towards the long term growth requirements for the District and provide the opportunity to co-locate energy consumers to an existing supply (Greatmoor EfW); this should be recognised within the strategic policies of the VALP.

Officer note: see attachment for full representation

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

3.15

Representation ID: 2650

Received: 08/12/2017

Respondent: FCC Environment

Agent: Sirius Yorkshire

Legally compliant? No

Sound? Yes

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

The OAN currently underestimates the likely development requirements over the Plan period, therefore significant additional land allocations should be provided. Paragraph 3.15 of the Plan must reference more explicitly the Government's and the NIC's overarching vision for the CMKO Corridor. Concerns raised about the timing of identifying a new settlement after the Expressway route has been selected. The potential/ proposed settlement location should be used to influence the route of the Expressway and to ensure supporting infrastructure is integrated e.g East West Rail.

Full text:

These Representations:
consider a need for further strategic direction within its policies in relation to the growth aspirations for the District as a result of the Cambridge-Milton-Keynes-Oxford (CMKO) Corridor; at present it is considered the VALP is not planning spatially for long term growth and investment beyond what will be an adopted Local Plan with a very limited shelf life;
consider the strategic policies to restrict growth in rural areas preventing an opportunity to enhance the sustainability of existing rural communities, contrary to the provisions of the NPPF;
consider the assessment of Site CAL003, and other adjoining land, as inaccurate within the HELAA and that further strategic consideration should be given to site allocations at Calvert Green as an opportunity to improve the sustainability of an existing community with limited facilities;
identify the FCC landholding as a highly strategic location which can facilitate a new settlement in the Calvert area which would contribute towards the long term growth requirements for the District and provide the opportunity to co-locate energy consumers to an existing supply (Greatmoor EfW); this should be recognised within the strategic policies of the VALP.

Officer note: see attachment for full representation

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

1.19

Representation ID: 2651

Received: 08/12/2017

Respondent: FCC Environment

Agent: Sirius Yorkshire

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

It is questioned whether any 'further detailed work' was undertaken in order to consider the options associated with a greater dispersal of growth; options which would be supported by policy set out in the NPPF and thus should have been considered 'reasonable alternatives' warranting further examination. Whilst it is stated that a dispersed growth strategy will be considered in further detail for potential to be a 'reasonable alternative', it appears that this further analysis was not undertaken and consideration was not given to the strategic context of enabling development at smaller villages to facilitate and enhance sustainable communities.

Full text:

These Representations:
consider a need for further strategic direction within its policies in relation to the growth aspirations for the District as a result of the Cambridge-Milton-Keynes-Oxford (CMKO) Corridor; at present it is considered the VALP is not planning spatially for long term growth and investment beyond what will be an adopted Local Plan with a very limited shelf life;
consider the strategic policies to restrict growth in rural areas preventing an opportunity to enhance the sustainability of existing rural communities, contrary to the provisions of the NPPF;
consider the assessment of Site CAL003, and other adjoining land, as inaccurate within the HELAA and that further strategic consideration should be given to site allocations at Calvert Green as an opportunity to improve the sustainability of an existing community with limited facilities;
identify the FCC landholding as a highly strategic location which can facilitate a new settlement in the Calvert area which would contribute towards the long term growth requirements for the District and provide the opportunity to co-locate energy consumers to an existing supply (Greatmoor EfW); this should be recognised within the strategic policies of the VALP.

Officer note: see attachment for full representation

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

S2 Spatial Strategy for Growth

Representation ID: 2652

Received: 08/12/2017

Respondent: FCC Environment

Agent: Sirius Yorkshire

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Whilst the SA Report refers to the Council adopting a capacity led approach for smaller settlements based on suitable sites in sustainable locations, this does not appear to have been translated into the policy within the Proposed Submission VALP. Further consideration should also be given to planning growth and allocations in locations where there are existing prospects and opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. CAL003 should have been considered 'suitable' to improve the sustainability of the existing village and provide AVDC an opportunity to increase their housing numbers to compensate for the underestimated OAN and uncertainty over the plan period.

Full text:

These Representations:
consider a need for further strategic direction within its policies in relation to the growth aspirations for the District as a result of the Cambridge-Milton-Keynes-Oxford (CMKO) Corridor; at present it is considered the VALP is not planning spatially for long term growth and investment beyond what will be an adopted Local Plan with a very limited shelf life;
consider the strategic policies to restrict growth in rural areas preventing an opportunity to enhance the sustainability of existing rural communities, contrary to the provisions of the NPPF;
consider the assessment of Site CAL003, and other adjoining land, as inaccurate within the HELAA and that further strategic consideration should be given to site allocations at Calvert Green as an opportunity to improve the sustainability of an existing community with limited facilities;
identify the FCC landholding as a highly strategic location which can facilitate a new settlement in the Calvert area which would contribute towards the long term growth requirements for the District and provide the opportunity to co-locate energy consumers to an existing supply (Greatmoor EfW); this should be recognised within the strategic policies of the VALP.

Officer note: see attachment for full representation

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

D3 Housing development at smaller villages

Representation ID: 2653

Received: 08/12/2017

Respondent: FCC Environment

Agent: Sirius Yorkshire

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Development may be promoted through a Neighbourhood Plan but this requires significant social interaction and co-operation. Imposing a restriction on growth could isolate settlements which struggle to create a sense of community or to co-ordinate the production of a Neighbourhood Plan; these may be settlements which currently lack facilities and services and would benefit stand to benefit most from increased development in order to provide, enhance and sustain facilities. The likelihood of such plans being developed in these communities is questioned.

Full text:

These Representations:
consider a need for further strategic direction within its policies in relation to the growth aspirations for the District as a result of the Cambridge-Milton-Keynes-Oxford (CMKO) Corridor; at present it is considered the VALP is not planning spatially for long term growth and investment beyond what will be an adopted Local Plan with a very limited shelf life;
consider the strategic policies to restrict growth in rural areas preventing an opportunity to enhance the sustainability of existing rural communities, contrary to the provisions of the NPPF;
consider the assessment of Site CAL003, and other adjoining land, as inaccurate within the HELAA and that further strategic consideration should be given to site allocations at Calvert Green as an opportunity to improve the sustainability of an existing community with limited facilities;
identify the FCC landholding as a highly strategic location which can facilitate a new settlement in the Calvert area which would contribute towards the long term growth requirements for the District and provide the opportunity to co-locate energy consumers to an existing supply (Greatmoor EfW); this should be recognised within the strategic policies of the VALP.

Officer note: see attachment for full representation

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

4.120

Representation ID: 2654

Received: 08/12/2017

Respondent: FCC Environment

Agent: Sirius Yorkshire

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Whilst the sites were rendered unsuitable in isolation within the HELAA, a more strategic angle should have been investigated as part of the site options for determining 'reasonable alternatives' having regard to local issues and requirements set out within the evidence base.

Full text:

These Representations:
consider a need for further strategic direction within its policies in relation to the growth aspirations for the District as a result of the Cambridge-Milton-Keynes-Oxford (CMKO) Corridor; at present it is considered the VALP is not planning spatially for long term growth and investment beyond what will be an adopted Local Plan with a very limited shelf life;
consider the strategic policies to restrict growth in rural areas preventing an opportunity to enhance the sustainability of existing rural communities, contrary to the provisions of the NPPF;
consider the assessment of Site CAL003, and other adjoining land, as inaccurate within the HELAA and that further strategic consideration should be given to site allocations at Calvert Green as an opportunity to improve the sustainability of an existing community with limited facilities;
identify the FCC landholding as a highly strategic location which can facilitate a new settlement in the Calvert area which would contribute towards the long term growth requirements for the District and provide the opportunity to co-locate energy consumers to an existing supply (Greatmoor EfW); this should be recognised within the strategic policies of the VALP.

Officer note: see attachment for full representation

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

S9 Monitoring and review

Representation ID: 2655

Received: 08/12/2017

Respondent: FCC Environment

Agent: Sirius Yorkshire

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

The Buckinghamshire Growth Strategy (BGS) sets the economic development strategy and vision for the County of Buckinghamshire to 2050. The BGS proposes a Joint Spatial Strategy for the County that will set the growth framework for the delivery of the 105,000 new homes identified up to 2050. The objectives for a Joint Buckinghamshire Spatial Plan are supported and must be fully recognised and set out within the emerging VALP in order to plan coherently and comprehensively the next phase (and phases) of development that will be required beyond the early review of the Local Plan.

Full text:

These Representations:
consider a need for further strategic direction within its policies in relation to the growth aspirations for the District as a result of the Cambridge-Milton-Keynes-Oxford (CMKO) Corridor; at present it is considered the VALP is not planning spatially for long term growth and investment beyond what will be an adopted Local Plan with a very limited shelf life;
consider the strategic policies to restrict growth in rural areas preventing an opportunity to enhance the sustainability of existing rural communities, contrary to the provisions of the NPPF;
consider the assessment of Site CAL003, and other adjoining land, as inaccurate within the HELAA and that further strategic consideration should be given to site allocations at Calvert Green as an opportunity to improve the sustainability of an existing community with limited facilities;
identify the FCC landholding as a highly strategic location which can facilitate a new settlement in the Calvert area which would contribute towards the long term growth requirements for the District and provide the opportunity to co-locate energy consumers to an existing supply (Greatmoor EfW); this should be recognised within the strategic policies of the VALP.

Officer note: see attachment for full representation

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

D-HAD007 Land north of Rosemary Lane

Representation ID: 2656

Received: 08/12/2017

Respondent: FCC Environment

Agent: Sirius Yorkshire

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

With regard to further education, Haddenham is identified as a problem area with 700 homes required to secure a S106 for a whole school. It is therefore questionable whether the allocation at this settlement is deliverable given the obligations that may be placed on it with regard to infrastructure provision, particularly in relation to schools.

Full text:

These Representations:
consider a need for further strategic direction within its policies in relation to the growth aspirations for the District as a result of the Cambridge-Milton-Keynes-Oxford (CMKO) Corridor; at present it is considered the VALP is not planning spatially for long term growth and investment beyond what will be an adopted Local Plan with a very limited shelf life;
consider the strategic policies to restrict growth in rural areas preventing an opportunity to enhance the sustainability of existing rural communities, contrary to the provisions of the NPPF;
consider the assessment of Site CAL003, and other adjoining land, as inaccurate within the HELAA and that further strategic consideration should be given to site allocations at Calvert Green as an opportunity to improve the sustainability of an existing community with limited facilities;
identify the FCC landholding as a highly strategic location which can facilitate a new settlement in the Calvert area which would contribute towards the long term growth requirements for the District and provide the opportunity to co-locate energy consumers to an existing supply (Greatmoor EfW); this should be recognised within the strategic policies of the VALP.

Officer note: see attachment for full representation

Object

VALP Proposed Submission

D-HAL003 RAF Halton

Representation ID: 2657

Received: 08/12/2017

Respondent: FCC Environment

Agent: Sirius Yorkshire

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation Summary:

Part of the Council's strategic growth allocations relate to an additional 1000 homes on the RAF Halton site (ref HAL003). There is significant uncertainty and a lack of evidence that the site is a deliverable allocation within a realistic timescale, indeed the site was deemed as 'unsuitable' within the HELAA for both suitability and achievability. It is clear that there are a number of uncertainties and variables regarding the site. Therefore, it is considered that this allocation is not justified within the timeframe of the VALP.

Full text:

These Representations:
consider a need for further strategic direction within its policies in relation to the growth aspirations for the District as a result of the Cambridge-Milton-Keynes-Oxford (CMKO) Corridor; at present it is considered the VALP is not planning spatially for long term growth and investment beyond what will be an adopted Local Plan with a very limited shelf life;
consider the strategic policies to restrict growth in rural areas preventing an opportunity to enhance the sustainability of existing rural communities, contrary to the provisions of the NPPF;
consider the assessment of Site CAL003, and other adjoining land, as inaccurate within the HELAA and that further strategic consideration should be given to site allocations at Calvert Green as an opportunity to improve the sustainability of an existing community with limited facilities;
identify the FCC landholding as a highly strategic location which can facilitate a new settlement in the Calvert area which would contribute towards the long term growth requirements for the District and provide the opportunity to co-locate energy consumers to an existing supply (Greatmoor EfW); this should be recognised within the strategic policies of the VALP.

Officer note: see attachment for full representation

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