Organised by Newton Longville Parish Council

Tuesday 3rd December from 4 to 8 pm

Drop in from 4 pm with public meeting from 6:30 pm

This event is mainly to promote the consultation by Aylesbury Vale District Council on their proposed “Main Modifications” to their Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan for 2013-2033 (VALP). There will also be a brief update on progress with the Neighbourhood Plan.

There are significant and important changes proposed Please come to find out more and how to make comments to the Planning Inspector or check online. When VALP is adopted it will be the template for future major housing development in our area for some time.

AVDC’s proposals include allocating a site at Whaddon for 1,150 houses. They are calling this “Shenley Park”, it is just north of Bottledump roundabout and west of Tattenhoe Park and Kingsmead in Milton Keynes.

AVDC also considered sites at Salden Chase “Phase 2” and at Eaton Leys, as shown on the map below. Developers promoting those sites are likely to be making a case to the Inspector why their sites are better.

Background information

AVDC is preparing its Local Plan which sets out the scale and distribution of new development for the period 2013-2033. This plan is currently subject to an examination by an independent planning inspector who has identified the need to increase the level of growth in locations adjacent to Milton Keynes. The inspector agreed with AVDC that 500 more houses would satisfy his requirement, however AVDC are now proposing 1,150 houses.

The consultation closes at 5:15 pm on 17th December. For more details see AVDC website or search online for VALP.

If you want more details about VALP, cannot attend the event on 3rd December and do not have online access please contact parish council office. We asked AVDC to do more to promote their consultation in the village but they have not.

Comments (called “representations”) can be made on the Main Modifications as well as the associated Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment. Comments cannot be made on any other aspect of the Local Plan. Only valid representations will be forwarded by AVDC to the Inspector.

The Core Documents List is an assisting document that sets out all the documents relevant to the consultation. The main modifications proposed to VALP are summarised in the Summary of Main Modifications.

AVDC has produced further evidence that specifically relates to the Main Modifications. This can be viewed within the Core Documents List.

AVDC have also prepared Additional Modifications - minor changes that do not relate to the Plan's soundness any representation on these will not be forwarded to the Inspector. 

Note we have no choice about when this consultation is being held. It is AVDC that have chosen to consult at this time of year.

Map showing additional sites considered by AVDC

Newton Longville Parish Council