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Plans For 13,800+ Aylesbury Vale Homes 'Should Be Scrapped'

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6:14am 9th January 2014
(Updated 6:25am 9th January 2014)

Over 13,800-plus new homes might not be coming to Aylesbury Vale anymore.

They're meant to be built by 2031, along with 6,000 new jobs and the infrastructure to support it, but an independent planning inspector's told AVDC that they shouldn't go ahead with it.

Lib Dem Councillor, Steven Lambert, says it wouldn't work anyway:

"We now find ourselves with a plan that just does not work and doesn't deliver.

"It doesn't deliver for us in the Vale, it doesn't deliver for our residents, it doesn't deliver for our neighbours and neighbouring authorities.

"No wonder the inspector threw it out."

The inspector has raised a number of concerns including the level of housing and jobs planned and whether AVDC had worked closely enough with neighbouring authorities.

Councillor Neil Blake, Leader of the Council, said:

"We are incredibly disappointed and surprised at the inspector's conclusions.

"We believed our plan was in the best interests of the local area and created the right balance of new housing, for the development of the area. We also felt the Vale of Aylesbury Plan followed the government's localism agenda by reflecting the views of the local community rather than housing numbers being imposed on us by others.

"Unfortunately, we've had mixed messages and changing requirements from central government throughout the process. We now have no choice but to move on from what we believed to be the best plan for the Vale. Moving forward we will be able to use much of the technical work already done."

Without a plan, developers could see the area as an easy-touch meaning more applications for new homes in fact Cllr. Lambert said people should now be worried about plans for Hampden Fields, which could be approved now the plan has been thrown into doubt.

A decision on what happens next will be made by the full council meeting on February 5th. 

You can read more on AVDC's website or click here to read the planning inspectors letter (PDF)

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