Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan
What is a Neighbourhood Plan?
Neighbourhood planning was introduced through the Localism Act 2011 and Neighbourhood planning legislation came into effect in April 2012.
Neighbourhood planning was brought in to give communities power to develop a shared vision for their neighbourhood and shape the development and growth of their local area.
Development of Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan (HNP)
In January 2013, The Neighbourhood Plan team were formed as a sub-committee of Haddenham Parish Council Planning Committee.
Work then began on engagement with the community and development of a plan addressing local priorities. Consultation was undertaken through a wide variety of methods including leaflets, surveys, presentations and workshops. For further details, see the HNP consultation statement.
Haddenham Parish Council applied to Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC) on 30 May 2013 for designation of the Haddenham Parish ward as the Neighbourhood Plan area. This was approved by AVDC on 31 Jul 2013.
The HNP was submitted to AVDC for examination in January 2015 and publicised for comments for 6 weeks until 17 March 2015.
On 16 July 2015 a referendum on the plan was held. The residents of Haddenham voted overwhelmingly in favour of the area’s neighbourhood plan. In total, 1712 people voted ‘yes’ and 273 voted ‘no’. The turnout was 51.3%. Over 86% of those voting voted in favour of the plan.
The Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan was formally made part of Aylesbury Vale District Council’s development plan on 11 September 2015.
What does the Plan cover?
The Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan covers the period 2013-33 and includes policies on the following:
Children, Young People, Education and Schools
Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
Sports, recreation and Leisure
Retail Businesses and Jobs
Housing and Development*
*Please note following a High Court order on the 7th March 2016, the Housing and Development chapter of the Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan has been quashed and can no longer be given material weight in planning decisions.