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By Haddenham Webteam - 8th August 2016 6:30pm
In the draft Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) Haddenham is currently shortlisted as a possible site for a 'new settlement' of some 5,000 houses.
What is the justification for such dramatic growth, over and above the 1,000 new homes already factored into development plans for Haddenham?
It seems that the Vale of Aylesbury is potentially having to acquire this additional housing need from Wycombe District Council, which claims it can only find room for 10,000 of the 15,000 new homes it requires to meet its projected needs in the coming two decades.
However, it appears that the WDC has based its Local Plan on housing densities of just 12-15 dph, whereas the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan is based on housing densities of 30-35 dph. Wycombe is also looking to maintain unusually high levels of green space and tree coverage in its new estates. Under these circumstances it hardly seems fair that Wycombe District Council should pass on 5,000 of its "unmet" housing needs to Aylesbury Vale.
Haddenham Parish Council has written formally to the Planning Team at Wycombe District Council to voice its concerns over these issues. Many Haddenham residents have also written their own personal letters of objection.
You can read the full letter from Haddenham Parish Council by clicking on the PDF document featured below the image on this page.
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