Village of Haddenham

Our Local Referendum

Home » News » Our Local Referendum
Vote Image 03

Haddenham residents will be given the opportunity to adopt or reject the Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 16th July 2015 — that's a little over one month away.

The referendum will ask Haddenham residents this question:

Do you want Aylesbury Vale District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Haddenham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

A YES vote will mean that AVDC will be required to evaluate any planning applications to check that they are consistent with the collective preferences of Haddenham residents, as reflected in our Neighbourhood Plan.

A NO vote will mean that you reject the Neighbourhood Plan and that AVDC can make its own decisions without reference to the Plan.

Please be clear: we are not voting to accept or reject new housing in Haddenham — some growth of the village will happen in the coming years, irrespective of the referendum vote. This is a given.

Local democracy would be best served if the referendum achieves a high turnout, so that the preference of a large majority of Haddenham residents is reflected in the result.

Are you currently on the electoral role?
If yes, than you will automatically be sent a polling card and will be able to vote in the local referendum in the village hall on 16th July.

Are you travelling or will be away on holiday on 16th July?
If so, you might wish to apply for a postal vote. To find out how — click here.

Are you physically unable to get along to the village hall on 16th July?
Then you may choose to allow someone to vote on your behalf, using a 'proxy vote'. To find out how, click here.

A Yes4Haddenham campaign has been launched by a large group of Haddenham residents. To understand their views, visit the Y4H website

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Quiz Night
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 25 Sep 5:45pm

Haddenham & District Age Concern is hosting another of its very popular Quiz Nights this Friday evening, 28th September in the village hall starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost just £5 per head — please bring your own food and drink. The evening will include a 20-minute break so that guests can eat together. As usual there will be a super raffle and the Quiz winners will each get a...

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...