Updates

“Additional work and delay” caused by AVDC and BCC

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. 

We met the new MP

Phil Yerby and John Benjamin from HFAG met Rob Butler MP on 7 Feb.  He appeared to have previously been told that Aylesbury needed a ring road. It was therefore important that we were able to challenge that view with evidence including the % of traffic that would actually use a bypass, which Phil and John did. Mr Butler asked to be sent more briefing material and this was done without delay.  Let’s hope that the new MP’s natural focus on Westminster will still allow him time to understand more about this issue, so vital to the constituency. 

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan published

Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (Draft)

The draft Local Plan has been published. HFAG are very disappointed, although not surprised, that it includes 3,060 homes on Hampden Fields and a further c 3,000 joining up Aylesbury, Aston Clinton, Weston Turville & Stoke Mandeville all together.
There are also plans for over 800 in Wendover. Although this might seem a good idea to planners using maps, all the independent advice is it will cause traffic chaos by “squeezing” in these houses in the small gaps between villages.

We are currently closely examining the detail and have already arranged a public meeting for Thursday 30th June in Weston Turville Village Hall from 6.30pm. Please attend this important meeting and let others know.

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