The Neighbourhood Plan for Woodford Halse, Hinton and West Farndon will help to ensure that the village develops in the ways that village residents want.
The plan has been considered by an independent examiner and Daventry District Council have decided that it can put before the village in a referendum. This will take place on 3rd May 2018 alongside the local council elections. All registered local voters will have the chance to vote for or against. Every vote counts. The plan will be adopted if a majority of voters are in favour of it. The referendum question is:
“Do you want Daventry District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Woodford cum Membris to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?”
The plan was created by a Steering Group of local residents chaired by a Parish Councillor and with much local consultation. You can learn about that here: Consultation Page.
You can read progress reports here.
Neighbourhood Plans help to control planning applications in the village for things like new housing developments, industrial developments and change of use. They also help provide additional funding for community initiatives.
Neighbourhood Plans have legal status but they need to be supported by local residents and local residents have to be consulted about them.
What does the neighbourhood plan do??
- The Plan Helps Control Local Development.
The plan is meant to make sure that local development fits local needs. It has been produced by local people. Neighbourhood Plans have legal status and mean that developers and the District Council have to take account of what they say along with national policy and the rest of the development plan, which includes the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and the saved policies of the Daventry District Local Plan (1997).
- Having A Plan Provides More Money From Developers For The Village.
With an approved plan, the Parish gets a greater share of money paid by developers towards community infrastructure. This can be used to improve local services in our village.
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