Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Villagers view JHHNP proposals

MORE than 40 people attended a drop-in session about the second draft of the joint Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan at Harpsden village hall on Saturday

MORE than 40 people attended a drop-in session about the second draft of the joint Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan at Harpsden village hall on Saturday.

Visitors were able to examine the plan and talk to officials, including Henley Mayor Martin Akehurst, town councillor Dieter Hinke, who chairs the plan?s governance committee, and Harpsden Parish Council chairman Kester George.

Cllr Hinke said: ?It was excellent and right from the start we had a steady stream of people coming in.

?Everyone?s main concern is the traffic so the survey we have commissioned is the right way forward.

?The residents seemed very pleased with what we are doing and most people think the new plan is a better spread of housing.

?One of the main sites, Highlands Farm, is in Harpsden so people in the village have a big stake in this.?

The plan names 11 sites where 450 new homes should be built by 2027. A six-week public consultation on the latest draft began on February 6.

Henley Town Council, which is overseeing the process, has also organised drop-in sessions at the town hall on March 13 (noon to 8pm) and March 14 (10am to 4pm).

There will also be a roadshow in the town hall at the Henley House and Garden Show on Saturday from 10am to 6pm and on Sunday from 11am to 4pm. For more information, visit www.jhhnp.co.uk

More News:

Latest video from

VIDEO: WW2 battles relived at Mapledurham
 

POLL: Have your say