Haddenham

Vale Local Plan

Home » News » Vale Local Plan
VALP 03b

Keen followers and fans of AVDC's planning department will be aware that the last Vale of Aylesbury's 'Local Plan', submitted about three or four years ago, was rejected as inadequate by the relevant Government authority.

In the absence of such a plan, Haddenham Parish Council necessarily took the decision to construct a Neighbourhood Plan for the village without an overall strategic framework in which it should have sat, in the hope that this would offer Haddenham some protection from ad hoc and opportunistic development.

Recent challenges by Lightwood Strategic, in respect of their designs on Aston Road, have caused a bit of a dent in our planning armour, but we continue to hope that the Secretary of State will uphold the principles and ideals of Localism, giving us a say in how our village develops, rather than being dictated to by commercial interests.

Anyway ...

AVDC is trying a second stab at constructing a Local Plan for the Vale, and recently invited folk to offer comments through the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) 'Issues and Options' consultation, which ran from October-December 2015.

It has now published a summary of the responses that it received. The summary document can be found on the AVDC webpage by clicking here and then choosing the 'Issues & Options' icon

The District Council has sifted through the comments and duplicate responses and those relating to the call for sites have been separated out. The total number of respondents was 771. This remarkably modest number might reflect a degree of cynicism by Vale residents that AVDC planners are genuinely interested in our views and opinions — who knows?

However AVDC is keen to point out that this still amounts to 4,480 individual responses to the questions and other responses.

AVDC is now analysing the responses that it received, and a report will also be published on its website shortly.

The District Council wishes to reassure us that the responses will inform the development of a draft Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan which will be consulted on later this year.

There you have it ... consider yourself reassured.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Kids on Railways Tracks 04
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 15 Oct 7:00pm

Chiltern Railways has advised customers travelling on the weekend of the 19th and 20th of October that there will be engineering works taking place between London Marylebone and Bicester.As a result, the line will be closed at various points and all journeys on Chiltern Railways services will be affected.Some late-night trains on Friday 18th October will also be impacted, with the 00:20...

Sir Roderick Floud
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 15 Oct 6:00pm

On Tuesday 12th November Haddenham resident and leading economic historian and author, Sir Roderick Floud, will be marking the publication of his book 'An Economic History of the English Garden' with an illustrated talk "Legacies of English Gardens: Lakes, Central Heating and the Shard."The technologies of dam-building, of central heating and of metal and glass buildings all...

winterfest 2019
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 14 Oct 9:30am

Preparations are well underway for the Haddenham Winterfest on 14th December from 12 noon until 6pm. As always, we are looking for volunteers. We will need help to serve Beer, Lager, Cider, Mulled wine, Gin and Soft drinks. We will also need help Setting up on Thursday and Friday and of course, Clearing up on Sunday morning. If you're able to help out for a couple of hours, please...