Haddenham

Designing Haddenham's Future

Home » News » Designing Haddenham's Future
NP Meeting 01
NP Meeting 02
NP Meeting 03

Over fifty residents turned out at the Community Infant School on Saturday 27th September, to help the Neighbourhood Plan team define a set of criteria by which the suitability of land surrounding Haddenham can be assessed for development.

Their conclusions will be written up and used as a checklist to rate each potential development site and provide an objective basis upon which the Parish Council can respond to planning applications in the future.

The meeting generated lots of excellent ideas and highlighted a strong desire among attendees to retain and enhance the village feel of Haddenham.

The mix of people attending the meeting was broad, from new arrivals to those who have lived in Haddenham for many years. The different age groups were also well represented.

The Neighbourhood Plan team is the final stages of writing the draft plan, based largely on data derived from the various public consultation events that have been conducted in Haddenham over recent months. Also factored in will be input from specialist consultants concerning the impact of potential developments on the historic and natural environment, as well as an assessment of local housing demand.

The NP team hopes to be able to present a near-final draft of the plan for further public consultation by the end of November.

Photographs courtesy of Kim Biddulph

Top Image: Neighbourhood Plan chairman Andrew Fell introducing the day to residents ready to discuss themes such as transport, the environment and community facilities.

Image 2: Residents reviewing the themes and ranking them by importance.

Image 3: Detail of the comments and votes on the heritage theme.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Green Lane Opening Ceremony 01
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 24 Sep 10:00am

The newly widened and surfaced Green Lane bridleway was officially opened on Sunday afternoon, 23rd September. Thankfully the heavy rain that had drenched Haddenham for the preceding 24 hours had abated and the event was bathed in glorious Autumn sunshine. Given that rainfall, it was all the more impressive that the bridleway was perfectly navigable on foot, bicycle, skateboard or even...

Community Fair 29
Haddenham Webteam: Sun 23 Sep 10:15am

Haddenham Village Society hosted its second Community Fair on Saturday 22nd September, and a very wet afternoon did not deter several hundred visitors from pouring into the village hall to see the stands of over 50 local organisations, clubs, trusts and societies on display.Organisation of this logistically complex event represented several months of dedicated planning and detailed...

Treasure Trail 05a
Haddenham Webteam: Fri 21 Sep 8:30am

Looking for an outdoor activity to enjoy on these bright Autumn days?Here's an option that will appeal to folk of all ages — a village walk with an intellectual challenge!A Treasure Trail has been created by Pam Harding and Myrtle White comprising a circular route around some of the older parts of the village with observational questions that are suitable for all ages. An interesting...