NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN UPDATE
The various working groups are currently continuing with their research and consultation with interested parties.
The target is to complete this by the end of August and then provide the steering group with recommendations.
The Stewkley neighbourhood plan team have agreed to engage a consultant to help with advice on the village sewage system.
An independent person will be appointed with the task of assessing whether the sewage system can cope with additional homes.
Further consultants may be engaged to help working groups if it is felt this is necessary.
NEW HOMES UPDATE
The result of the appeal regarding the planning application at 66 High Street North has been published.
The district council’s decision was over-turned on appeal and so 14 new homes WILL now be built on the site.
WHAT THE VALE OF AYLESBURY PLAN SAYS ABOUT STEWKLEY:
Stewkley is classified as a medium sized village and according to the plan requires 141 homes.
Eleven of these were completed between 2013 and 2016 and seven of these are commitments for 2015/2016.
This leaves a requirement for 123 new homes.
The Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) identifies suitable sites for 85 new homes leaving a shortfall of 38 homes to be identified in Stewkley.
Consultation on the plan opened on July 7 and runs until September.
To view the plan online visit http://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/vale-aylesbury-local-plan-draft-plan