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Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Plan – CONSULTATION
Monday 2 August to Monday 27 September 2021

We need your views on our draft 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.

We are consulting on our draft neighbourhood plan, but we would also welcome feedback on the evidence documents that have informed it.

  • The key documents we need your feedback on are:

The Pre-Submission Draft Haydon Parish Neighbourhood Plan

[There are links within the document. When viewing online or in Acrobat reader, clicking on the titles or page numbers under ‘Contents' should take you to that page. Clicking on web references (including those in the footnotes) will take you to that webpage or online document.]
Design Codes for the parish (annex 2 of the neighbourhood plan) are Here
Draft policies map

Draft Policies Village Map Inset

You can let us know your views on the draft plan in the following ways:
Preferably, by using the online Response Form;  https://forms.gle/veZNnxsyNrGzuivy7
Downloading the Response Form and emailing or posting it back to us;

Main plan response form final 23 07 21
Picking up a paper copy of the Response Form from and dropping the completed form back to Claire’s Newsagents
Sending an email to us at; haydonneighbourhoodplan@hotmail.com
Sending a letter to us at Haydon Parish Clerk, Haydon Parish Council, Belmont Lodge, Haydon Bridge, NE47 6HD.

If you have any questions about the plan, you can get in touch with us in the following ways:
By email to: haydonneighbourhoodplan@hotmail.com or
By phone to Peter Fletcher, Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group on: 07968488521.

Community Consultation Day
Subject to any forthcoming Covid19 regulations, the Parish Council are planning to hold a public consultation event and fun day so that you can come and find out more about the plan. 11am – 3pm on Saturday 28 August at the Community Centre, Ratcliffe Road and on Strother Close Green where hard copies of the plan and supporting documents will be available.

Exhibition about the draft plan
Also, subject to Covid19 regulations, we will be having a public exhibition about the draft plan during the consultation period at St Cuthbert’s Church, subject to church opening hours. Come and have a look at your leisure.

We need your comments on our draft plan by 12 noon on Monday 27 September 2021

Can you help us deliver our community actions?
Our previous parish plans have resulted in real practical action and results, for example re-building the community centre, upgrading and re-opening the library building as The Bridge (community library and visitor information point), a new village website, walks and cycling leaflets, upgrades to the riverside picnic area, the Friday lunch club, and much more.

Our draft plan includes a number of community actions (annex 1) Here. They are ideas for action inspired by the comments of everyone who responded to our recent surveys and earlier community consultation events. We want these projects to be taken forward. This will only happen if there is enough community support, including (but not only) hands on support. It is your chance to get involved and make things happen.

We have therefore prepared a separate response form https://forms.gle/wDieyEf8hn7JHeNBA online to capture expressions of interest in helping to deliver the community actions.

You can also download the form  community actions feedback form final 23 07 21 and email or post it back to us using the details above. Or you can pick up a paper copy of the community actions response form from and drop the completed form back to Claire’s Newsagents

Evidence base and community feedback

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

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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