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Sustainability Appraisal Report Addendum to the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (October 2019)

Representation ID: 3521

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Milton Keynes Council

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

1. The conclusions drawn in the updated Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment
relating to Eaton Leys, a key piece of evidence underpinning the sustainability appraisal and
selection of Shenley Park as a proposed allocation, are not justified.
2. The conclusions of the Viability Report published alongside the consultation do not appear to
have been considered in the sustainability appraisal or selection of the proposed allocation.
Those conclusions indicate that the deliverability of a policy compliant and acceptable
development at Shenley Park is highly questionable. Further, the Viability Report excludes
any allowance for known significant highways works that would be required, raising significant
doubts about the robustness of this work and further compounding concerns about the
deliverability of the proposed allocation. As a result, the Council does not consider that the
proposed allocation would be effective in meeting the identified shortfall of housing or
rebalancing the spatial strategy within the plan.
3. The highway modelling evidence does not appear to provide a sufficiently robust assessment
of the impacts upon the highway network in Milton Keynes in order to justify the proposed
allocation of Shenley Park.
4. There is no evidence of a robust yet proportionate site selection process underpinning the
proposed allocation of Shenley Park, and therefore that the proposed allocation is not justified.

Change suggested by respondent:

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VALP Main Modifications

MM076

Representation ID: 3522

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Milton Keynes Council

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

The Council requests certain changes are made to Policy D-WHA001 to ensure that the policy
wording, in isolation, is effective. However, the Council wishes to make it clear that the proposed
changes to Policy D-WHA001 would not remedy the more fundamental issues of soundness
associated with the selection of Shenley Park as an additional allocation in the VALP.

Change suggested by respondent:

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Full text:

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