Haddenham.net

Village Death Knell?

Home » News » Village Death Knell?
Death Knell 02

Well, AVDC has spoken ...

Our local referendum is done and dusted, resulting in a very clear acceptance of Haddenham's Neighbourhood Plan by a majority of its residents, and now AVDC announces that it is going to ignore the Plan when it comes to housing numbers.

Where does this leave any notion of "localism" now?

Having been a keen supporter and proponent of the YES vote for the Neighbourhood Plan, your website editor cannot hide his bitter disappointment at this news.

Those in the village who campaigned for a NO vote may feel some comfort in AVDC's announcement. However, the sad truth is that planned developments for Dollicott and other areas north of the village may now end up significantly larger that the Neighbourhood Plan sought to define and limit.

A death knell for the village?

This may sound like an over-reaction, but in terms of the scale of development we are now likely to see, Haddenham might well begin to look more like a small town than a large village over the next few years. Watch this (diminishing) space!

Read more here

To follow and contribute to the Facebook comments, click on blue 'F' symbol at the top of this page.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Museum Xmas Card 2019
Haddenham Webteam: Tue 12 Nov 4:00pm

A new Haddenham Christmas Card has been created, exclusive to the Haddenham MuseumSee the Green Dragon Pub in Victorian times in a picturesque snowy scene.Six cards with envelopes are £5.The Museum is open on Tuesday mornings 10.00am — 12 noon and Sunday afternoons 2 .00 -...

Tom Pollard_image2
Yvonne Durham: Mon 11 Nov 7:30pm

Thomas Charles Sidney Pollard (Tom)20th June 1928 — 5th November 2019It is with great sadness that the passing of Tom Pollard is announced. Tom lived and worked in Haddenham for over 60 years, spending 32 years at Lucas's along with many other Haddenham residents. He and his wife Margaret were familiar faces to many in Haddenham particularly through their efforts in the establishment...

Haddenham
Haddenham Webteam: Mon 11 Nov 10:00am

On Sunday afternoon 10th November, Churches Together in Haddenham hosted a Service of Remembrance in St Mary's Parish Church.The commemoration service was led by Revd. Tricia Mander and a poignant address was delivered by the Ven. Gordon Kuhrt.Members of local churches provided the readings and prayers of intersession were led by local residents and representatives of uniformed...