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VALP Further Main Modifications

FMM103

Representation ID: 3819

Received: 09/02/2021

Respondent: The Environment Agency

Representation Summary:

FMM103 Policy I4
Part e
End 2
We are pleased to see and support that the proposed further changes have included fluvial flood risk in part e of the policy wording.
Part W
We are pleased to see and support the proposed further changes have include wording about compensation storage for the built footprint as well as ground level raising.

Full text:

Dear Sir/Madam
Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan Main Modifications consultation. December 2020.
Thank you for your consultation on the above Aylesbury Vale Local Plan main modifications. I refer to our consultation response to the pre-submission draft of the local plan dated 14 December 2017, our comments dated 06 June 2019 for the consultation for the proposed 3 additional site allocations and our comments dated 16 December 2019 for the main modifications submitted in November 2019. We have the following comments to make.
Water cycle study soundness points
Regarding our comments on the pre-submission draft of the local plan we made soundness comments on the water cycle study. However this soundness point is still outstanding as we can’t see that this has been addressed in the main modifications consultation. I have attached our soundness comments dated 14 December 2017 for the pre-submission draft.
Further to this, in June 2019 we responded to a consultation for the water cycle study for three additional site allocations. We also have an outstanding point of soundness for the water cycle study information that was submitted for these sites. I have also attached a copy of our response on this consultation.
Please can you clarify this and send us any information regarding the water cycle study that was made in response to our pre-submission draft soundness response and our soundness comments for the three additional sites consultation.

Main Modifications
FMM103 Policy I4
Part e
We are pleased to see and support that the proposed further changes have included fluvial flood risk in part e of the policy wording.

Part W
We are pleased to see and support the proposed further changes have include wording about compensation storage for the built footprint as well as ground level raising.
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)
We have been contacted regarding your SFRA. A request for data has been submitted to us. Are you intending to update your SFRA for your local plan? If so will we be formally consulted on the SFRA as part of the local plan process?

Sustainability Appraisal Addendum
We are pleased to see and support the bullet point about climate change and flood risk paragraph 2.2.1. Part of this bullet point states:
“no built development to take place in the functional floodplain other than for essential strategic infrastructure;”
However Tables 1-3 concerning flood risk in the Planning Practice Guidance states that water compatible development is also appropriate in the Flood Zone 3b (functional floodplain). Please can you clarify this?

Final Comments
Once again, thank you for contacting us. Please quote our reference number in any future correspondence.
If you have any queries please contact me.

Object

VALP Further Main Modifications

Sustainability Appraisal Addendum

Representation ID: 3820

Received: 09/02/2021

Respondent: The Environment Agency

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Representation Summary:

Sustainability Appraisal Addendum
We are pleased to see and support the bullet point about climate change and flood risk paragraph 2.2.1. Part of this bullet point states:
“no built development to take place in the functional floodplain other than for essential strategic infrastructure;”
However Tables 1-3 concerning flood risk in the Planning Practice Guidance states that water compatible development is also appropriate in the Flood Zone 3b (functional floodplain). Please can you clarify this?

Full text:

Dear Sir/Madam
Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan Main Modifications consultation. December 2020.
Thank you for your consultation on the above Aylesbury Vale Local Plan main modifications. I refer to our consultation response to the pre-submission draft of the local plan dated 14 December 2017, our comments dated 06 June 2019 for the consultation for the proposed 3 additional site allocations and our comments dated 16 December 2019 for the main modifications submitted in November 2019. We have the following comments to make.
Water cycle study soundness points
Regarding our comments on the pre-submission draft of the local plan we made soundness comments on the water cycle study. However this soundness point is still outstanding as we can’t see that this has been addressed in the main modifications consultation. I have attached our soundness comments dated 14 December 2017 for the pre-submission draft.
Further to this, in June 2019 we responded to a consultation for the water cycle study for three additional site allocations. We also have an outstanding point of soundness for the water cycle study information that was submitted for these sites. I have also attached a copy of our response on this consultation.
Please can you clarify this and send us any information regarding the water cycle study that was made in response to our pre-submission draft soundness response and our soundness comments for the three additional sites consultation.

Main Modifications
FMM103 Policy I4
Part e
We are pleased to see and support that the proposed further changes have included fluvial flood risk in part e of the policy wording.

Part W
We are pleased to see and support the proposed further changes have include wording about compensation storage for the built footprint as well as ground level raising.
Strategic Flood Risk Assessment (SFRA)
We have been contacted regarding your SFRA. A request for data has been submitted to us. Are you intending to update your SFRA for your local plan? If so will we be formally consulted on the SFRA as part of the local plan process?

Sustainability Appraisal Addendum
We are pleased to see and support the bullet point about climate change and flood risk paragraph 2.2.1. Part of this bullet point states:
“no built development to take place in the functional floodplain other than for essential strategic infrastructure;”
However Tables 1-3 concerning flood risk in the Planning Practice Guidance states that water compatible development is also appropriate in the Flood Zone 3b (functional floodplain). Please can you clarify this?

Final Comments
Once again, thank you for contacting us. Please quote our reference number in any future correspondence.
If you have any queries please contact me.

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