Daws Hill neighbourhood plan

The Daws Hill neighbourhood forum are currently preparing a neighbourhood development plan for their local area. Once made (adopted) the neighbourhood plan will form a part of the development plan and will be used to shape development within the area.

Referendum on the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan

On 18 September 2019, following receipt of an independent examiner's report, we agreed that the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum.

The referendum will be held on Thursday 14 November 2019

If the majority of the votes submitted at the referendum are in favour of the neighbourhood plan, then it will be "made". A "made" neighbourhood plan becomes a part of the development plan, and its policies are used to determine applications for development within the neighbourhood plan area, which in this case is the Daws Hill neighbourhood area.

Examiner's report and decision

Mr John Slater MRTPI was appointed through NPIERS to examine the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan. We have now received the examiner's report on the Neighbourhood Plan, which recommends that the Neighbourhood Plan proceeds to referendum, subject to modifications being made. 

We have issued our Decision Statement in respect of the examiner's report, agreeing that the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum.

A copy of the draft Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan showing the examiner's modifications in track changes has been produced.

Hard copies of the above documents may be inspected at our offices on Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, and in the High Wycombe Library, located in the Eden shopping centre.

Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan - Examination

During the examination of the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plann we received questions from the examiner. These may be viewed below, together with our responses and the responses of the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum.

Submission Daws Hill neighbourhood plan consultation

The Daws Hill neighbourhood forum submitted their neighbourhood plan to us for formal consultation in early 2019. We held a public consultation on the proposed submission neighbourhood plan between Wednesday 13 March and Friday 26 April 2019. 

We received seven responses to the consultation:

The plan will now be submitted to an independent examiner, alongside the plan's supporting documents and the representations made at this stage.

Depending on the outcome of the examination, the neighbourhood plan will then be the subject of a local referendum. Should the referendum return a majority “yes” result, then the Daws Hill neighbourhood plan will become a part of the development plan for the Wycombe District and will be used in considering applications for development in the local area.

Draft Daws Hill neighbourhood plan consultation

Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum produced a draft neighbourhood plan for its neighbourhood area. The plan would give the local community more control over development in its area. The neighbourhood forum consulted on the draft version of their plan between Monday 25 June and Sunday 5 August 2018 before they submitted their plan to us for formal consideration. 

Draft Daws Hill neighbourhood plan documents 

Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan Supporting documents

Daws Hill neighbourhood area designation

On 10 September 2012 our Cabinet agreed to designate a neighbourhood area in the Daws Hill area of High Wycombe. The decision notice, which can be downloaded below, identifies the area which now forms the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Area (the area bounded by the solid black line in figure 2 of the document). As this is a reduced area from the one applied for, the decision notice sets out the reasons for this decision, in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.

Daws Hill neighbourhood forum designation

On 12 February 2018 we confirmed the re-designation of the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum. The application for re-designation includes the neighbourhood forum's written constitution, in accordance with Section 61F(5)(d) of the 1990 Town and Country Planning Act.

This enables the preparation of the Neighbourhood Plan to continue for Daws Hill Neighbourhood Area.

  • Daws Hill neighbourhood forum application  [PDF | 1.34MB] – The application document includes the name of the proposed neighbourhood forum, the name of the area which the application relates to, contact details and the proposed written constitution for the Daws Hill neighbourhood forum.
  • Daws Hill neighbourhood area map [PDF | 1.09MB] – Map identifying the neighbourhood area to which the neighbourhood forum application relates to.

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Contact information

Email: planningpolicy@wycombe.gov.uk
  • Telephone: 01494 421 158