WHERE IS STEWKLEY IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN PROCESS?
The Stewkley neighbourhood plan is in the final stages of drafting.
The target for a referendum, which will hopefully lead to the plan being adopted, is between October and December 2018.
￼CHANGE IN HOUSING TARGET:
The latest draft of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan was published last month.
In this draft plan Stewkley’s housing target was reduced by 40 homes.
The 2016 draft said the village had to provide 141 new homes between 2013 and 2033, however in the 2017 draft this figure was reduced to 101.
Taking into account homes already approved and given permission or built since 2013 only two more new homes are needed to meet the current requirement.
Both the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan and Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan will be reviewed periodically after adoption.
If the VALP is adopted in 2018 as is expected it will be reviewed in 2020, when Stewkley’s housing requirement would most likely increase.
Stewkley’s own plan will be reviewed and updated every five years following adoption.
FUTURE HOUSING NUMBERS:
The neighbourhood plan team is inviting all adult Stewkley residents to have their say on which future housing number should be included in the final plan. There are three options (more info on the second page):
1. 101 homes—this meets the current VALP target
2. 127homes—includesextrahouses from the development sites at Wing Road and Potash
3. 150 homes—this would include all sites presented at the exhibition in July
HOW DO I HAVE MY SAY?:
By completing the slips that will feature with the November Grapevine.
Alternatively, you can fill in the form online via www.stewkley.org.uk.
Responses can be left in boxes at the Village Hall, Rec Pavilion, village shop or either of the village pubs.
MORE DETAIL ON THE OPTIONS:
Option 1—101 homes
Includes the new developments at Soulbury Road, 66 High Street North and 18 homes at various locations throughout the village that have either been built or have planning permission plus one new site with infill for two homes.
Option 2—127 homes
As above, plus the Wing Road and Potash development sites
Option 3—150 homes
As above, plus all the sites identified during the neighbourhood plan process and subsequently presented at the consultation event in July
RULES OF PARTICIPATION:
One form per adult parish resident (18+) Only complete one option
Name and address must be completed Slips filled in incorrectly will be marked void
Closing date: Sunday November 12, midnight.
Facebook: ‘Stewkley Neighbourhood Plan’
SITE ANALYSIS: BENEFITS V RISKS:
Option 1 benefits: Meets current VALP target and causes minimum disruption
Option 1 risks: Plan is less focused on Stewkley’s needs
> No protection if VALP target is increased
> Less control for residents over possible new developments
> Most homes would be built within five years
> Passive impact on Stewkley development boundary
Option 2 benefits: Extra sites address more specific village needs
> Extra sites protect against possible VALP increase
> Establishes new development Boundary
Option 2 risks: Housing not phased and village would be extended on the Wing Road side
Option 3 benefits: Homes built over 15 year period addressing village need
> All available and sustainable sites have been identified
Option 3 risks: Extends village on both the Bletchley and Wing Road sides
> All sites subject to district council approval as part of consultation process