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Consultation launched on the Denham Neighbourhood Development Plan

| December 9, 2020
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Denham village centre. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Council)

A public consultation has been launched on future planning policy in Denham and the surrounding parish area.

Following a period of local community engagement during the summer of 2020, Denham Parish Council has now submitted its Neighbourhood Development Plan to Buckinghamshire Council.

A formal consultation has been launched on the Neighbourhood Development Plan so that the views of residents and people or organisations with an interest in the local area can be heard.

The Denham Neighbourhood Development Plan proposes a range of detailed policies that will shape local development, seeking to protect local heritage assets, the Colne Valley Park and local water features.

The plan designates some areas of local green space and seeks to protect existing community uses and pubs and to retain employment uses within the area, whilst allowing some redevelopment on specified brownfield sites.

There is a particular focus on building design, seeking to ensure that new development fits in with the character of each of the five distinct settlements within the parish.

If the plan is accepted, its policies will be used to shape local planning and determine the outcome of individual planning applications right through to 2033.

The consultation is open now at https://yourvoicebucks.citizenspace.com/planning/denham-ndp-submission/. Anyone wishing to comment must do so before midnight on Monday 1st February 2021.

Warren Whyte, Cabinet Member for Planning and Enforcement at Buckinghamshire Council , said: ‘Denham is a complex mix of rural, semi-rural and suburban areas, with a diverse range of local features including outdoor amenities, business parks and major transport infrastructure.

I must commend the Parish Council and everyone that has worked with them in the production of a well-developed neighbourhood plan which addresses all these factors. It seeks to ensure that the Denham area continues to be a great place to live, work and visit.

If you’re part of one of the communities in the parish of Denham or have another interest in the area, I’d ask you to go online and give your views on the plan as part of the consultation.

Buckinghamshire Council will also accept other comments in writing including via electronic means such as email, provided that a name and address is supplied. The council cannot accept anonymous comments. Comments can be e-mailed to [email protected] or sent by post to: Denham Neighbourhood Plan, Planning Policy, Buckinghamshire Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, Buckinghamshire, HP6 5AW.

After the consultation, the plan will be examined independently to ensure that it meets the conditions laid out in the Localism Act and other relevant regulations. Public comments will be taken into account by the independent examiner in determining whether the plan meets the legal requirements.

*Source of article : Press release from Buckinghamshire Council.

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