Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Date for consultation on neighbourhood plan

A SIX-week consultation on the second draft of Henley and Harpsden’s joint neighbourhood plan will start on February 6.

A SIX-week consultation on the second draft of Henley and Harpsden’s joint neighbourhood plan will start on February 6.

Residents are being urged to give their views on the document, which names 10 or 11 sites where at least 450 homes are to be built by 2027.

Information will be permanently on display at Henley town hall and there will be roadshows at various locations around the town. Dates and venues will be announced shortly.

The plan was put together by voluntary working groups under Henley Town Council’s supervision.

After consultation finishes, the plan will be sent to South Oxfordshire District Council, which will hold its own consultation in April. It will then go to a planning inspector for independent assessment before going to a referendum late in the summer.



If more than half of voters approve it, the plan will become a legally binding document.

At a meeting of the town council’s neighbourhood planning governance committee on Wednesday, councillors urged residents to have their say.

Councillor Jeni Wood said: “If you don’t vote or you vote against the plan, it doesn’t mean those houses won’t be built.

“Everyone needs to get involved unless they’re happy to be dictated to, which I don’t believe the people of Henley want.”

For more information, visit www.jhhnp.co.uk

More News:

Latest video from

VIDEO: WW2 battles relived at Mapledurham
 

POLL: Have your say