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By Haddenham Webteam - 12th September 2015 8:00am
On Friday 11th September 2015, AVDC announced that it had agreed to 'make' the Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan, following a referendum where more than half of those voting voted in favour of the Plan.
(In fact the YES vote achieved an 86% majority of those participating in Haddenham's local referendum — for details see here).
The final Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents can be viewed online here, with the key documents available in hard copy at Aylesbury Vale District Council, Haddenham Parish Council Office and Haddenham Library (further details are set out in the Decision Statement).
AVDC's Decision Statement setting out the reasons for 'making' the Plan follows:
AYLESBURY VALE DISTRICT COUNCIL
HADDENHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN DECISION STATEMENT SEPTEMBER 2015
1.1 Following an Independent Examination and Referendum, Aylesbury Vale District Council
now confirms that the Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan ("the Plan") forms part of the
Development Plan and the policies in the Plan can therefore now be given full weight
when assessing planning applications that affect land covered by the Plan.
1.2 This decision statement and the Plan can be viewed at:
Haddenham Parish Council Office
Open Monday to Friday 8.30am — 12.30pm
Open Tuesday 9am- 5pm; Thursday to Friday 9am — 5pm; Saturday 9.30am — 1pm
Aylesbury Vale District Council Office
Open Monday to Thursday 8:45am-5:15pm; Friday 8:45am-4:45pm
(Closed Saturday and Sunday)
2.1 In June 2013 Haddenham Parish Council, as the relevant body, applied for
Haddenham Parish to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area for the purpose of
preparing a neighbourhood plan. The Neighbourhood Area application was
approved by Aylesbury Vale District Council (the Council) on 30 July 2013 in
accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
2.2 Following the submission of the Plan to the Council in January 2015, the Plan was
publicised and representations were invited. The consultation period closed on 17
2.3 The Council, with the agreement of Haddenham Parish Council, appointed an
independent examiner, Mr Nigel McGurk, to review whether the Plan met the Basic
Conditions required by legislation and should proceed to referendum.
Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan Decision Statement: 2
2.4 The Examiner's Report concluded that, subject to making the modifications proposed
by the Examiner, the Plan met the Basic Conditions set out in the legislation and should
proceed to a Neighbourhood Planning referendum.
3. Decision and Reasons
3.1 On 4 June 2015 the Forward Plans Manager made the delegated decision for the
Council to accept and act upon the Examiner's report and that the Haddenham
Neighbourhood Plan (as modified by the Examiner's Report) should proceed to
referendum. The District Council made the modifications proposed by the Examiner
to ensure that the draft plan met the Basic Conditions.
3.2 A referendum took place on Thursday 16 July 2015. The results showed 86% of
those who voted were in favour of the plan.
3.2 On 11 September 2015 the Forward Plans Manager made the delegated decision,
pursuant to section 38A(4) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, to
'make' the Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan as more than half of those voting
voted in favour of the Plan. This decision statement, the Plan and details of where
they can both be inspected have been published on our website. This information
has also been brought to the attention of people who live, work or carry out
business in the neighbourhood area.