What's happened so far?
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.
Draft Daws Hill neighbourhood plan
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.
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.
Daws Hill neighbourhood plan examination
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.
On 18 September 2019, following receipt of an independent examiner's report, we agreed that the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan should go to referendum.
The referendum was 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 (in this case, Daws Hill).
What's happening next?
Following the result of the referendum, we adopted ('made') the Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan (DHNDP) on 12 December 2019. The plan forms part of the Wycombe development plan and should be used when determining planning applications in the designated area (the Daws Hill neighbourhood area).
View the adopted Daws Hill neighbourhood plan.