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Representations on VALP Proposed Submission - D3 Housing development at smaller villages

Representation ID: 2728

OBJECT Shanly Homes Limited (Mr David Howells)

Summary:


Shanly Homes objects to the wording of policy D3 on the grounds that it is restrictive in its consideration of future development of the smaller villages.

By limiting future development to small scale development of not more than 5 dwellings, it is not allowing for efficient use of land that is available and complies with all of the other criteria of the policy.

Moreover, the policy also puts unnecessary pressure on Neighbourhood Plans to be produced, and unless an area has sufficient resources to do this, then one may not ever be produced.

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Representation ID: 2653

OBJECT FCC Environment represented by Sirius Yorkshire (Joanna Berlyn)

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.

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Representation ID: 2500

OBJECT Mr Connolly represented by WYG (Mr Keith Fenwick)

Summary:

Policy D3 imposes a threshold of five dwellings t at criteria c. The policy should be amended to allow more flexibility to recognise the unique characteristics, sustainability and capacity of individual villages and development sites to accommodate developments of more than 5 dwellings but also remain in accordance with the other criteria within Policy D3. Restricting this to 5 dwellings or less does not allow consideration of the suitability and sustainability of the village of Westcott to accommodate additional housing development given that the Westcott Venture Park employment site in very close proximity.

More details about Rep ID: 2500

Representation ID: 2133

SUPPORT Historic England (Mr Martin Small)

Summary:

we welcome criterion e of Policy D3 as part of the positive strategy for the conservation and enjoyment of, and the clear strategy for enhancing, the historic environment required by paragraphs 126 and 157 of the National Planning Policy Framework.

More details about Rep ID: 2133

Representation ID: 2004

SUPPORT Adstock Parish Council (Ruth Millard)

Summary:

We support the policy of making no specific housing allocations at smaller villages and allowing villages to
make their own allocations through neighbourhood plans, or assessing sites coming forward as part of the
development management process against the strict criteria given.

More details about Rep ID: 2004

Representation ID: 1974

OBJECT Persimmon Homes Midlands represented by Bidwells (Mr Robert Love)

Summary:

Whilst we do not have any specific comments on Policy D3, I would like to reiterate that Calvert Green
should not be identified as a smaller village under Policy S3 and we consider that proposed development
of my client's site has the potential to deliver the short-medium term growth required throughout the lifetime
of the VALP to support the delivery the Calvert Infrastructure Maintenance Depot for HS2 and could form
part of a wider consideration to deliver in the long-term a major new town or settlement.

More details about Rep ID: 1974

Representation ID: 1838

OBJECT Rectory Homes Limited (Mr Tim Northey)

Summary:

D3 seeks to constrain development at these locations to a small scale indicated as five dwellings or fewer, and on sites within the existing development footprint of the village. This scale of development will not benefit the village in terms of delivering important social benefits such as affordable housing, nor supporting the viability of local services and facilities. There is no reason to suggest that affordable housing is not required at small villages. As has previously been stated, growth within the district needs to be more evenly distributed with less emphasis on Aylesbury

More details about Rep ID: 1838

Representation ID: 1436

OBJECT Mrs Claire Woodward represented by WYG (Mr Keith Fenwick)

Summary:

Policy D3 imposes a threshold of five dwellings t at criteria c. The policy should be amended to allow more flexibility to recognise the unique characteristics, sustainability and capacity of individual villages and development sites to accommodate developments of more than 5 dwellings but also remain in accordance with the other criteria within Policy D3. Restricting this to 5 dwellings or less does not allow consideration of the suitability and sustainability of the village of Westcott to accommodate additional housing development given that the Westcott Venture Park employment site in very close proximity.

More details about Rep ID: 1436

Representation ID: 1368

SUPPORT Weedon Parish Council (Ruth Millard)

Summary:

Policy D3. Housing development at smaller villages
We support the policy of making no specific housing allocations at smaller villages and allowing villages to
make their own allocations through neighbourhood plans, or assessing sites coming forward as part of the
development management process against the strict criteria given.

More details about Rep ID: 1368

Representation ID: 1339

OBJECT High Barrow Holdings (Mr. Ikram Haq) represented by Ingleton Wood LLP (Rebecca Howard)

Summary:

Policy D3 places a general restriction on developments in excess of five units within smaller villages. This blanket restriction fails to consider all realistic and reasonable alternatives for development within such locations.This is not predicated upon fact and fails to consider the implications of larger sites that that could improve on the sustainability of an area, through provision of additional infrastructure, retail and community facilities. D3 states that new development at smaller villages will be supported where it can be served by existing infrastructure. This strategy prevents sites which may seek to contribute to existing settlements from coming forward.

More details about Rep ID: 1339

Representation ID: 1141

OBJECT Malvern Homes Limited represented by RCA Regeneration Ltd (Mr Gareth Sibley)

Summary:

Needs rewording, at present precludes smaller settlements from further development where there is no neighborhood plan made with allocations. the villages will therefore be unable to grow in a sustainable manner. this is severe restriction on rural development, that wont be able to support their own vitality without further growth.

More details about Rep ID: 1141

Representation ID: 1138

OBJECT Mr David Vowles

Summary:

Policy D3 should be clarified to take into account the Rural Exceptions Policy (H2).

More details about Rep ID: 1138

Representation ID: 940

OBJECT Chiltern Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Conservation Board (Dr Lucy Murfett)

Summary:

The footnote is liable to misinterpretation because of the use of 'excludes' and then 'includes' to explain what is excluded.

More details about Rep ID: 940

Representation ID: 935

SUPPORT Barker Parry Town Planning Limited (Mr Steven Barker)

Summary:

The Policy is welcomed and supported with the qualification that it retains its flexibility.

More details about Rep ID: 935

Representation ID: 893

SUPPORT Great & Little Kimble cum Marsh Parish Council represented by Mr Neil Homer

Summary:

We support the constraint on housing development to the existing built up areas of smaller villages like Bishopstone and Ford, unless they make allocations in future neighbourhood plans.

More details about Rep ID: 893

Representation ID: 696

SUPPORT Whaddon Parish Council (Ms Suzanne Lindsey)

Summary:

Policy D3 Whaddon PC Supports

More details about Rep ID: 696

Representation ID: 667

SUPPORT Royal Society For Protection Of Birds (RSPB) (Mr Colin Wilkinson)

Summary:

The RSPB supports this policy as it would appear to rule out the prospect of large scale speculative development, particularly in ecologically sensitive locations such as at Calvert. The RSPB has previously expressed its opposition to further development in this location following a site visit accompanied by the Council's ecologist earlier in 2017.

More details about Rep ID: 667

Representation ID: 659

OBJECT Unknown (Mr Paul Dobson) represented by THE W.R. DAVIDGE PLANNING PRACTICE (Mr Raymond Kilsby)

Summary:

The terms of Policy D3 to be unduly prescriptive, potentially negative in impact, and not fully recognising the scope for appropriate additional limited development which unquestionably exists in a village such as Adstock.

More details about Rep ID: 659

Representation ID: 640

SUPPORT Drayton Parslow Parish Council (Parish Clerk)

Summary:

The number of houses for Small villages has disappeared i.e. we are no longer "Obliged to build " or "Restricted To" a number of houses - we are now governed by principals laid out in D3. This is OK as long as the principals are strictly adhered to; for instance - the point about New builds of Net 5 Homes only - and that once a Neighbourhood plan is in place it is given due weight.

More details about Rep ID: 640

Representation ID: 145

SUPPORT Ms Patience Skillings

Summary:

This will help to keep the Vale green.

More details about Rep ID: 145

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