Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Residents encouraged to comment on JHHNP
Published 08/06/14



AN exhibition to promote the joint Henley and Harpsden neighbourhood plan was held at Henley town hall on Friday and Saturday, write James Burton and Helen Patchett.

About 150 people attended the event, where town councillors and staff from consultants Nexus Planning were on hand to answer questions. The exhibition featured boards summarising the plan’s key points and visitors were encouraged to fill out questionnaires.

Mayor Martin Akehurst, who attended on Friday, said: “It is vital that people engage with the plan because it will give us some level of control over Henley’s future.It will safeguard the town from uncontrolled development and allow it to grow in a more planned way, which will preserve its uniqueness.”

The plan recommends nine sites in Henley and Harpsden where up to 485 homes could be built between now and 2027. It also makes recommendations on traffic and transport, the environment, employment, social infrastructure and the local economy.

So far almost 100 people have completed questionnaires online while others have picked up printed copies at the town hall.

There will be two mobile displays in Henley this weekend where people will be able to give feedback. The first will be at Waitrose in Bell Street from 10am until 2pm on Saturday and the second will be at Tesco, off Reading Road, from 10am until 2pm on Sunday. The consultation runs until June 27. For more information, visit www.jhhnp.co.uk

Meanwhile, a public consultation on plans to build up to 825 new homes each year in South Oxfordshire began this week.

A report known as a strategic housing market assessment was commissioned to determine the county’s housing needs by 2031. It found that South Oxfordshire should take at least 725 homes annually over a 20-year period from 2011 — a total of between 14,500 and 16,500 homes.

The district council’s current core strategy calls for only 11,487 homes between 2006 and 2027, which works out at about 527 homes per year.

Henley MP John Howell has written to planning minister Nick Boles to challenge the findings and says the district council should resist pressure to increase its housing numbers.

Council leader Ann Ducker said: “We have agreed that we don’t like the numbers and methodology but, unless Nick Bowles changes anything, we have to work with it.

“It depends on what the consultation comes up with. We will want to know how the public and parish and town councils feel. We are a long way off making any decisions.”


Published 08/06/14

MOST POPULAR
Crowds 'Rewind' despite weather
Local schools buck national GCSE trend
A-Level results joy for local students
Peer wins fight over 'prison' house
17 new homes planned after firm leaves
Pride and joy for rowers in Rio
Village pub could re-open with B&B
Boy, 16, wins race that inspired him to swim
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Athletes urged to enter Highwayman races
Booksellers caught up in Italian earthquake
Return of flower show
Roof leak at new hospital
Local schools buck national GCSE trend
Crews get wet and wild at fun regatta
Commuters happier as Thames Side opens
Henley Games encourages next Olympians
17 new homes planned after firm leaves
Crowds 'Rewind' despite weather
Boy, 16, wins race that inspired him to swim
Fears over closure of car park entrance
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Pride and joy for rowers in Rio
Olympic disappointment for local hurdler
Red Kites on their travels
Barras to go it alone in Holland
Semi-final heartache
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2016  |  Registered in England number 1418717