Consultation as village plan goes public

Alan Chantler
Alan Chantler

People can have their say on plans to shape the development of West Haddon.

The West Haddon Neighbourhood Development Plan has been prepared by a group of villagers with input from residents including consultation on a draft plan carried out earlier this year.

Submitted to Daventry District Council (DDC) earlier this month, it is the first such plan in Daventry District to reach this stage. DDC has launched a six-week consultation to allow people to comment on it. Those comments will then be passed to an independent examiner who will be appointed to inspect the plan.

People can view the plan by visiting Alternatively, copies of the relevant documents are available at DDC’s Lodge Road offices, Long Buckby Library, West Haddon Post Office, West Haddon Village Store and the village’s Pytchley Inn. The deadline for comments is 5pm on Thursday, April 2.

Following the consultation and examination process, West Haddon residents will be asked in a referendum whether they support the Neighbourhood Development Plan. It must receive support from more than half of those voting for it to be ‘made’ and adopted by DDC.

If adopted it will form part of the wider development plan for Daventry District up to 2029 and will be used to help determine future planning applications in the West Haddon Neighbourhood Area.

DDCs strategic planning portfolio holder Cllr Alan Chantler said: “It is important that local people have a say in how their community is developed so I would urge West Haddon residents, businesses and any other interested parties to give their views during the consultation period.”