After years of assuring developers and Councillors that BCC’s traffic modelling was robust, AVDC Planning have now admitted that a new ‘Aylesbury Transport model 2020’ has to be used instead. This means that the traffic elements of the developments have to be re-done. In her letter to developers dated 6 March, AVDC Corporate Planner Susan Kitchen admits that she appreciates “this will inevitably result in additional work and delay.” Environmental Statements will also have to be reviewed and where necessary reworked.
HFAG have argued that the traffic modelling was flawed all along. We have made the point strongly at every public hearing .
We have already started work to scrutinise the new model and will challenge any weaknesses that we find.