Monday, 21 August 2017

Volunteers sought as plan is launched

PUBLIC consultation on the joint Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan will begin this weekend.

PUBLIC consultation on the joint Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan will begin this weekend.

A launch event is to be held in the Market Place tomorrow (Saturday) where residents will be able to discuss issues with members of the plan team.

The organisers will also use the event to appeal for volunteers to help the production of the plan.

One of the key issues for the plan is to recommend where 400 homes will be built in Henley by 2027. Other issues include transport, the environment, economy and social facilities.

Dieter Hinke, chairman of the town council’s planning committee, said: “We are very excited that the process has finally begun and that this is an opportunity for residents of Harpsden and Henley to tell us what they think about their communities. We look forward to hearing what people have to say as they can help shape our future.”

Representatives of the plan will also attend the Henley Show next Saturday.

The public consultation period will end on September 20 and workshops will begin in the first week of October and continue into 2014.

Sessions will be facilitated by Nexus Planning and Kevin Murray Associates, the consultants appointed to assist in the plan’s preparation.

The plan itself is expected to take about a year to produce. A draft will be submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council in the spring next year and the final public referendum is due to take place in the autumn next year.

For more information, visit www.jhhnp.co.uk or www.facebook.com/jhhnp

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