Haddenham.net

Action Group's Statement

Home » News » Action Group's Statement
Haddenham Village Sign

We are writing in relation to the forthcoming referendum on the Neighbourhood Plan for Haddenham.

We consider ourselves to be a representative group of residents — some of us have moved to Haddenham over the past few years; some of us were born here. We live across all parts of the village.

We have carefully considered the proposed Plan and the potential for development in Haddenham over the coming years. Our firm conclusion is that it is in the best interests of Haddenham to vote YES in favour of the Plan.

Whilst Haddenham has no Neighbourhood Plan in place it is vulnerable to approaches from developers who have no history with nor love for Haddenham but are simply out to maximise their own financial returns.

You may have seen the flier from Lightwood Strategic. By their own admission, they have a "huge vested interest" in the failure of the Plan. Its failure will pave the way for their proposed development- a development that will see them make vast profits and then move on to the next one. They have no connection with the village and their intervention is 100% self-serving.

It is our view the Neighbourhood Plan provides some kind of objective framework within which any proposed development must be considered. Without this kind of protection, in our view the future of Haddenham as a great place to live is severely under threat.

We have no vested interest in a particular site or sites. We would prefer there to be no development at all, but reluctantly accept that this is not an option in the current climate.

Email: haddenhamactiongroup@gmail.com

Diary Note:

Come along and hear a mature, rational and evidence based conversation about the Neighbourhood Plan to help you decide whether to vote YES or NO in the local referendum. The meeting will take place in Haddenham Community Junior School on Tuesday 7th July, beginning at 7.30pm. All Haddenham residents are welcome.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Carers' Support Award
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 18 Sep 8:30pm

Despite increasing financial constraints in the face of an ageing patient population, staff at Haddenham Medical Centre continue to look for ways of improving their service to the community. Very recently their efforts were recognised by two independent external organisations.The Haddenham Practice received a Gold Award from the LGBT Foundation, which recognises that its staff are committed...

Planning permission 04
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 15 Sep 6:30pm

A final version of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) has been published online today in advance of the VALP scrutiny meeting on Tuesday 26th September, starting at 6.30pm at the Gateway. Cabinet will consider the plan on Tuesday 10th October and Council on Wednesday 18th October, both at the same time and place.This is the final stage of consideration in the public arena and will be...

HStM New Build 04
Haddenham Webteam: Thu 14 Sep 7:30am

Haddenham St Mary's CE School has had four 'state of the art' classrooms built and staff were ecstatic in being able to open their doors to their new classrooms at the start of this term. The new space has now enabled the school to allow a full two-form entry, so helping to accommodate the rising number of children in the village.£1.4 million has been spent building the...

© 2012 - 2017 Haddenham.net