Monday, 23 October 2017

Neighbourhood plan draft almost ready

THE first draft of Henley and Harpsden’s joint neighbourhood plan could be published by the end of this month.

The document, compiled by volunteer working groups, will recommend where 400 or more homes should be built in the two parishes by 2027 and suggest ways to improve the environment, traffic, education, green spaces, leisure facilities and economy.

If it is approved by a public referendum in the autumn, it will become a legally binding part of the planning process.

Henley Town Council, which is supervising the plan’s creation, says only the housing group has still to make its final recommendations and it will meet on Wednesday.

The draft will be put to a six-week public consultation and feedback from this will be used in a second draft which will be submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council for scrutiny by an independent inspector.

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