Landscape Evidence and open spaces reports
- Open Space, Sport and Recreation Needs - Main Report
The report of assessment by specialist consultants Torkilsden Barclay identifies the open space, sports and recreation needs for Aylesbury Vale in the context of the housing growth identified in the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan Draft Plan stage. This assessment is an update/revision of the 2012 assessment by the same consultants examining new information of provision in the Vale and national standards and policies relating to open space, sports and recreation. The report provides recommendations that will be considered in drafting the VALP Proposed Submission for summer 2017.
- Open Space, Sport and Recreation Needs - Addendum on RAF Halton
This review explores the potential additional open space, sport and recreation provision as a result of the development needs identified in the proposed site allocation in VALP at RAF Halton. The typologies used are those set out in the 2017 Assessment of Open Space, Sports and Recreation Needs for Aylesbury Vale report, and the standards applied are those identified within that report.
- Defining the Special Qualities of Local Landscape Designations in Aylesbury Vale District - Addendum (February 2018)
This is an independent report to answer the question of whether a landscape may be considered 'valued' for the the purpose of paragraph 109 of the NPPF.
- Areas of Attractive Landscape and Local Landscape Areas Advice to Aylesbury Vale DC – Final Draft Report (October 2015)
“Defining the special qualities of local landscape designations in Aylesbury Vale District - Final Report (March 2016)”
This is a final report that takes account of public engagement at the VALP Issues and Options stage (October–December 2015). The report is the same as the previously published draft except there is now an Appendix 3 with a summary of the key issues raised in public engagement. This is an independent report by consultants LUC to provide a review of the AVDLP designated Areas of Attractive Landscape (AAL) and Local Landscape Areas (LLA) and whether they should be redesignated as locally valued landscapes (as set out by the National Planning Policy Framework) in the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan. The review recommends that the majority of the areas currently designated should be retained as valued landscapes but recommends that the Halton/Wendover AAL and Halton, Great Ouse Valley (West) and Poundon Hill LLAs are not designated as valued landscapes.
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- Landscape Character Assessment and Sensitivity Advice to Aylesbury Vale DC (March 2015)
This is an independent report by consultants LUC to provide an assessment as to whether the identification of Landscape Character Areas (LCAs) and Areas of Sensitive Landscape (ASLs) in an evidence base by Jacobs for AVDC (now Buckinghamshire Council) in 2008 is compliant with the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) and Planning Practice Guidance (2014) approach to valued local landscapes. The study goes on to identify if there are any deficiencies in the process that was undertaken in the two 2008 evidence studies identifying LCAs and ASLs. Where any landscapes have potentially changed as a result of development since 2008, this has also been considered in the work. The assessment also recommended potential policy approaches for the forthcoming Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan Options consultation.