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Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Plan


Your chance to view and comment on the revised submission draft Neighbourhood Plan!

Since 2019 Haydon Parish Council, through a steering group of parish councillors and local volunteers, has been working to develop a Neighbourhood Plan. This is a document which is prepared and agreed by the local community. Neighbourhood Plans include planning policies to guide new development in the local area as well as community actions that relate to other non-planning matters.

Once the plan is adopted, its policies will be used by Northumberland County Council to assess planning applications for new development. The parish council will work with others to facilitate the delivery of the community actions.

The pre-submission draft Neighbourhood Plan has been amended to take account of comments received following the August and September public consultation. The revised version – now called the submission draft Neighbourhood Plan - was approved by the Parish Council at its meeting on 28 October.

The submission draft Neighbourhood Plan and all the supporting documents were submitted to Northumberland County Council on 8 November 2021. Northumberland County Council is satisfied that the submitted Plan complies with legal requirements and can therefore proceed to an Independent Examination.

In accordance with the Regulations, the Council is required to publicise the Plan and supporting documents and invite comments. The Plan and supporting documents are available for public inspection over a period of eight weeks commencing Wednesday 17 November 2021 and ending at 5pm on Wednesday 12 January 2022 and you can submit your views to the County Council on the submission draft plan.

The Plan and supporting documents can be viewed on the County Council’s website at: www.northumberland.gov.uk/ourplan
You then click on ‘Neighbourhood Planning in Northumberland’ and then click on the ‘Haydon’ parish link.
If you require a printed copy of the Plan and or supporting documents, please contact the Neighbourhood Planning Team by email: NeighbourhoodPlanning@northumberland.gov.uk or phone: 0345 600 6400 Any person or organisation may comment on the Plan or supporting documents.

Representations may be made by email to NeighbourhoodPlanning@northumberland.gov.uk or by post to Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Plan, Neighbourhood Planning Team, Planning Services, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF


The earlier pre-submission plan and supporting documents can be found BY CLICKING ON THE LINKS BELOW

The key documents are:

The Pre-Submission Draft Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Design Codes for the parish (annex 2 of the neighbourhood plan) are Here
Draft policies map

Draft Policies Village Map Inset

Evidence base and community feedback

The pre-submission draft plan was informed by the following evidence documents (grouped by neighbourhood plan objective). PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF THESE DOCUMENTS WERE UPDATED FOLLOWING THE COMMUNITY CONSULTATION. FOR THE LATEST VERSIONS GO TO THE COUNTY COUNCIL NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN LINK FOR THE SUBMISSION PLAN – see details above

Our draft plan has been informed by the following evidence documents (grouped by neighbourhood plan objective).

Sustainability and climate change:

National Planning Practice Guidance on Flood Risk and New Development
Northumberland Strategic Flood Risk Assessment and Water Cycle studies
Environment Agency Flood Map

Built and historic environment:
Design code (2020) Here
Haydon Bridge Conservation Character Appraisal (2009)
Haydon Parish and Village Design Statement (2008)

Natural environment:
Natural environment background paper (2021)

Local green space and protected open space background paper (2021)

Housing needs survey (2020)
Housing needs assessment (2020) and Summary report
Housing background paper (2021)

Vibrant and thriving community:
Audit of community facilities (2021)

Local economy:
Business survey report (2020)
Local economy background paper (2021)

Accessibility and transport:
Audit of public footpaths (2021)

Community feedback:
April 2019 community consultation event report
February 2020 community consultation event report
Household Survey 2020 report

Getting in touch
If you have any questions about the pre-submission plan, you can get in touch with the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group:
By email to: haydonneighbourhoodplan@hotmail.com

Paper copies
If you wish to see a paper copy of the draft Plan or any of the supporting documents please phone 07968 488521 or email us with your contact details (phone and email address) at haydonneighbourhoodplan@hotmail.com


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.

Terms of Reference for the Steering Group are 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)



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