After more than two years of consultation and preparation, Haddenham’s Neighbourhood Plan will go to referendum.
All residents will get a chance to vote for or against the village plan in the village hall on Thursday, July 16.
And if more than 50 per cent of the electors who actually vote are for the plan, it can be adopted by Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC).
The question which will be asked in the referendum is: ‘Do you want Aylesbury Vale District to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Haddenham to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’
If supported at referendum and adopted by AVDC, Haddenham Neighbourhood Plan will form part of the Development Plan, which means that planning applications in the area will be assessed against it.
To agree to no new houses is not an option but the neighbourhood plan defines how many the village should have and where they should go.
It also sets policies and projects for the parish council including car parking and cycle pedestrian networks in around the village, a traffic reivew along Thame Road and Woodways and protecting local green space, play facilities and local amenities.
If the Neighbourhood Plan is not adopted, the village will have to wait for the District Plan, which is being rewritten after being withdrawn by AVDC last year.
Copies are available on weekenday mornings in Haddenham Parish Council Office, during opening hours in Haddenham Community Library and at AVDC’s main office.