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Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Plan - a work in progress

A Neighbourhood Plan, designed and agreed by the community , is a record of the direction the community wants the parish to take in the future – it has some legal force in planning terms and is a means of resisting the type of change that we don’t want. Recent experience of decisions taken outside the area, without a strong local voice, is one reason the Parish Council decided to give our community the opportunity to develop such a plan.
Having a plan for the parish has served us well in the past, for example the Development Trust has delivered the community library, the rebuilding of the Community Centre, and many other community benefits. Having a plan also helps local voluntary groups prove community need when looking for funding.

Progress so far
The Parish Council has set up a Steering Group consisting of some councillors and volunteers from the community. Following an initial 2-day consultation in spring to gather ideas, we have analysed over 300 comments into broad areas of community interest. There are some restrictions on what goes into the plan but the PC has agreed to consider everything for action one way or another.
We meet monthly and have engaged the services of a planning consultant to guide us through the process, and now the preliminaries are done we can start the work of finding out what residents want to see in future. A Housing Needs Survey is due to reach every household in January 2020.
And also in January four pieces of work are about to start, they focus on
  Outdoor Green Space
  Mobility and Transport
  Community Facilities and Services

  Design and Development of the Built environment
We need interested residents to volunteer to pull together information about the current state of play on one of these topics and to come up with ideas for the future. You can of course choose to become involved with more than one group. Contact us any time through the Bridge Library or come along to our meeting on Wednesday 22 January 2020 7.00pm at the Bridge.

Haydon Parish Council is the qualifying body for the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan for their civil parish area. The Parish Council has agreed to establish separate project management arrangements to facilitate the delivery of this plan-making function. The Parish Council has granted delegated authority in exercise of all relevant plan-making functions to the Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group. The Steering Group sits as the Project Board for project management and decision making purposes and will lead the preparation of the Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Plan. The Group will guide and agree the content of the Plan and all associated evidence and analysis up to Preferred Option Consultation Draft stage.

The Neighbourhood Plan will replace the previous 2008-18 Parish Plan.

Terms of Reference for the Steering Group are Here

Parish Map the area of responsibility is Here

Vision, Themes, Objectives, Actions and Timescale details are Here

Consultation Event Sticker Data is Here


Legacy Haydon Parish Plan and Village Design Statement 2008 - 2018

During the period from March 2007 to March 2008 the Parish Council undertook a wide consultation with a good response from nearly 300 people who attended public meetings and events and 450 households completing questionnaires.

The residents of Haydon Parish think it is a great place to live. However, they have a key set of concerns which relate to its future sustainability after the by-pass, which was completed in the spring of 2009. These issues relate to the future economy, the physical environment, and the well-being of the communities that make-up the Parish.

From this was developed the Haydon Parish Plan and Village Design Statement.
(Copies of the Parish Plan and its accompanying Village Design Statement are available from the Parish Council and The Development Trust).
Follow this link to download the Haydon Parish Plan. (2.1Mb)
Follow this link to download the Village Design Statement. (4.9Mb)
Follow this link to download the Haydon Parish Map. (1.1Mb)

Progress on 2008-18 Action Plan information is Here



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