Have your say on the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan
Local people can have their say in a six week consultation about the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan which started this week (13 March). A neighbourhood plan allows local people to have their say and be involved in setting out planning strategies and policies which could then be used to shape future development in the local area.
The published neighbourhood plan is the result of months of work by the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum including a local consultation last year. Local residents were invited to help them set out community priorities and their vision for how local land should be best used. Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum has formally submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Wycombe District Council for publication. Both organisations have been working closely to create this Neighbourhood Plan for the area.
Cllr David Johncock, Cabinet Member for Planning and Sustainability at Wycombe District Council said: “We support the use of Neighbourhood Planning because it is one of many ways we can put policies in place to help protect what is special about an area and help manage what gets built where. I’m confident that by working with local communities in this way, we can get the best outcomes for both the District and local residents.”
The draft of the neighbourhood plan has been published this week as part of a final six week consultation which closes on 26 April. Wycombe District Council will then appoint an independent examiner who will review the submitted plan and supporting documents as well as any representations received from this consultation.
The examiner will then issue a report to Wycombe District Council who will review the recommendations with the Neighbourhood Forum before determining whether the plan can go forward. If so, WDC will organise an area-wide referendum and, depending on the result, the Council will then officially adopt the plan.
You can find out more about the neighbourhood plan at www.wycombe.gov.uk/consultations and comment using the online response form.
Alternatively, comments can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in writing to Planning Policy Team, Wycombe District Council, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1BB.
In addition, the public can view hard copies of the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents at the libraries in High Wycombe and Wycombe District Council offices.
This will be the third neighbourhood plan for Wycombe District following the successful completion and adoption of plans for Bledlow cum Saunderton and Longwick cum Ilmer.