By Haddenham Webteam - 3rd August 2015 5:00pm
Well, we do seem to be in a real mess over the Neighbourhood Plan situation! A retraction seems to be on today's menu. What will tomorrow bring?
Perhaps it's time to start a caption competition: at what, where or whom is the John Hampden statue in AVDC's logo pointing? Don't ask the Councillors — they won't have a clue. As long as it's not pointing at them!
Today, Monday 3rd August, AVDC has issued the following statement following the hostile response of local parish councils to the "Neighbourhood Plans won't count" message that AVDC released on Friday.
"The Council has been made aware of recent communications being circulated between Town and Parish Councils stating that AVDC has abandoned or will be ignoring Neighbourhood Planning following an information note that was sent to AVDC Councillors last week.
This is most definitely not the case and we will be issuing a detailed response and guidance for Town and Parish Councils and Neighbourhood Plan groups tomorrow.
Obviously this is a most unfortunate situation and we appreciate the concerns that have arisen in a number of communities as a result of this mis-information.
In the meantime please advise your community groups that Neighbourhood Plans are very much supported and, as the Local Planning Authority, our role is to ensure that they are fully supported in their development and that we do take into account the relevant policies and government advice when considering of planning applications, in line with national policy.
Aylesbury Vale District Council
Statement Issued: Monday 3rd August 2015
To see a fuller statement, released on Tuesday 4th August 2015, see here
popular recent storiesAlso in the news
This from Haddenham Parish Council:In light of the recent Black Lives Matter Campaign the Parish Council and Buckinghamshire Council have been approached by residents concerned that the street name Slave Hill is inappropriate and asking about the origins of the name.The houses on Slave Hill were built by Leslie Bilsby Developments in the mid-1970s as part of The Meadows development. It is...
The following statement from Christian Bunt, the Head of Local Policing Chief Superintendent, was issued on Friday 23rd July 2020After over three months of social restrictions, we understand that people will want to go out and enjoy themselves when lockdown restrictions ease further on Saturday 4th July 2020.As these restrictions are lifted however, the public have an even greater...
Safety warnings have been issued as lockdown measures are eased from this weekendBucks Council chiefs have joined calls for the public to take care and prevent the spread of the virus, as lockdown measures as set to be significantly eased tomorrow.From today (Saturday 4th July) Aylesbury Vale's shops, bars, hairdressers and pubs will all be open to the public, with safety measures in...