Monday, 23 October 2017

Your last chance to have say on homes

RESIDENTS will have their last chance this weekend to have a say on where homes should be built in Henley

RESIDENTS will have their last chance this weekend to have a say on where homes should be built in Henley and Harpsden.

An exhibition showing 19 possible housing sites, as featured in the Henley Standard, will be held at the town hall today (Friday) and tomorrow.

Developers, experts and councillors will be on hand to answer questions from noon to 8.30pm today and from 10am to 5pm tomorrow.

Councillor Dieter Hinke, who chairs the neighbourhood planning governance committee, said: “Don’t look back in 10 years’ time and say ‘how could they have allowed that?’ Make a difference now and build the houses that you want and where you want them.

“This is not a developers’ town, it belongs to the residents, so make your ideas heard. There are a lot of residents working on your behalf so tell them what you want. This is a chance of a lifetime as South Oxfordshire District Council will have to listen to what this town wants.”

The comments will be considered by a working group which will identify the preferred locations for the 400 homes that must be built in Henley and Harpsden by 2025. The plan is expected to be completed in time for a public referendum next autumn which would make it a legally enforceable planning document. Feedback forms are available from the town hall and at www.jhhnp.co.uk

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