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VALP Main Modifications

MM083

Representation ID: 3279

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Maids Moreton Parish Council

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

If site BUC051 is deemed to have a detrimental impact of traffic on the town centre without construction of the western relief road, sites BUC043 and MMO006 in particular would have an equally damaging impact, being more car dependent and further from key facilities. The latter two mentioned sites contravene NPPF, Para 34.

There is a lack of an 'holistic' approach and consistency to the VALP's interpretation of the BTS. It is not positively prepared and it is therefore, in our view, unsound.

Change suggested by respondent:

Site development has to be coherent with parallel development of infrastructure. As proposed, this need is not evident. Sites BUC043 and MMO006 would result in unsustainable development, particularly on transport grounds and this result is further compounded by this proposed change and the consequent lack of adequate attention to already severe traffic flow problems within Buckingham and Maids Moreton.

Full text:

MM083 - delete site BUC051
The implications of the removal of this site from the VALP, in our view render BUC043, BUC046 and MMO006 unsustainable. The argument based on the Buckingham Town Centre Modelling Report 2019 demonstrates that future development on these VALP allocated sites will have a detrimental impact on the town's network of roads without a western relief road. BUC043 and MMO006 are the furthest away from all facilities (e.g. supermarkets/employment centres), are dependent on traffic travelling through the town centre, or through the narrow, rural roads of Maids Moreton, creating "significant movement" and maximizing the need for travel, contrary to NPPF, Para 34. The updated, and relevant, evidence supported by the modelling report of May 2019 (on which, according to NPPF paragraph 158, the Local Plan must be based) clearly regards developments that will impact on the town centre unsustainable without a western relief road.

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VALP Main Modifications

MM205

Representation ID: 3281

Received: 17/12/2019

Respondent: Maids Moreton Parish Council

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Appropriate funding towards the Buckingham Transport Strategy must include the western relief road. There is a lack of consistency in the updated traffic modelling, which does not take into account the equally damaging traffic flows from other development sites dependent on the town centre.

Change suggested by respondent:

Present traffic modelling lacks consistency and coherence and fails to consider adequately traffic flows that would be generated by developments outside the immediate centre of Buckingham town. All developments within 3 miles must be included at the very minimum,

Full text:

MM210 - New Policy T3 Supporting local transport schemes

The single most high scoring mitigation for transport relief around Buckingham is the western relief road, while the lowest, (which will not provide mitigation, relative to the growth forecast in VALP for the town), has been prioritised. Until the western relief road is re-instated as priority, no further development should proceed beyond that which is being built.
The updated Traffic Modelling in the BTS (May 2019) identifies further development at BUC051 as having an unacceptable impact on town centre congestion. But it is inconsistent not to take a holistic view of the additional allocated development sites BU043 and MMO006, whose location will necessitate larger traffic flows into the town centre and have a greater detrimental impact on Buckingham. It is therefore meaningless to require "appropriate funding to elements of the Buckingham Transport Strategy" without undertaking new traffic modelling for the cumulative effect of ALL developments proposed within a 3 mile radius of Buckingham.

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