Cheddington residents are being urged to help shape the future development of the village by having a say on a new draft planning blueprint.
After months of planning and consultation with homeowners, Cheddington Parish Council has now submitted its emerging neighbourhood plan.
Residents are being encouraged to have their say as the neighbourhood plan will give them the power to help shape future development in the village.
The neighbourhood plan is the emerging development plan for the Cheddington Neighbourhood Area (covering the same area as the parish council) for the period 2015-2033. On adoption it will form part of the development plan, which planning applications in that area will be assessed against.
The plan has policies which define the settlement boundary, provides 35 per cent of new dwellings as affordable homes, allocates three sites around the village for 100 homes, has a design focus and designates three areas of local green space.
A consultation period will run for six weeks, ending on 16 June, to give residents the opportunity to comment on the submitted proposals.
Following the end of the consultation period, an independent examiner will be appointed to carry out an examination of the plan. If the plan meets the basic conditions, the examiner will recommend that the plan proceeds to the referendum stage.
Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Forward Plans, AVDC, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.
Copies of the submitted plan can be downloaded from the AVDC website.
Hard copies of the draft plan can also be viewed at the council’s Gateway offices or Masons Stores, Barkham Close, Cheddington.