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VALP Further Main Modifications

FMM072

Representation ID: 4079

Received: 10/01/2021

Respondent: Foscote and Maids Moreton Action Group

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

Site MMO006 and associated FMM072 are:
• not positively prepared consistent with achieving sustainable development;
• not justifiably the most appropriate strategy when considered against reasonable alternatives,
• not based on justifiably accurate and proportionate evidence; and
• not consistent with National Policies – NPPF paras 34, 112, 151, 155 and 158, and PPG para 3-008.
Therefore, the allocation is UNSOUND under NPPF para 182.
The allocation of site MMO006 and associated FMM072 fall foul of HELAA v4 (Appendix 2) and HELAA Methodology paras 1.20, 1.21 and 2.15, so they are NOT LEGALLY AND PROCEDURALLY COMPLIANT in accord with NPPF para 182.

Change suggested by respondent:

The allocation of site MMO006, and all associated modifications including FMM072, must be deleted from the VALP because the allocation is not sound or legally and procedurally compliant in accordance with NPPF para 182.

Full text:

The allocation of site MMO006, all associated modifications including FMM072 which inserts the words ‘at least’ 170 dwellings, and the supporting evidence presented in ED244 (Appendix A) are unsound and not legally and procedurally compliant.

5.2 During the course of the Examination Stage, AVDC has proposed to omit site MMO006 from the VALP on a number of occasions:-
i. In response to the Inspector’s Q67 re Jeremy Bloss’s comment 203
ii. In response to the Inspector’s Q67 re Christopher Wayman’s comment 886 (of Buckingham Town Council) and re Crest Strategic Projects comments 2033 and 2035
iii. In response to the Inspector’s Q72 re all other Reg 19 objectors relating to this site
iv. In response to Inspector’s Q104

5.3 In particular, the Council’s response to the Inspector’s Q72 states “new commitments from 2017/18 are expected to balance the loss of dwellings from this site so replacement provision will not be required” (bold added).

5.4 Given the Council’s acknowledgement throughout the examination process that it would not be problematic to take site MMO006 out of the VALP, it is essential that this site is now deleted from the VALP, together with all associated modifications, in order that the VALP can be found sound and legally and procedurally compliant in accordance with NPPF 182.

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