Neighbourhood Plan

What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan allows local communities direct power to develop a vision for their neighbourhood and to shape the development and growth of the local area. Communities are able to choose where they want new homes, shops and offices built.  Communities are also able to have their say about what those buildings should look like, and even recommend that planning permission is granted for new buildings that they want to see go ahead.

The Waddesdon Neighbourhood Plan is ‘Made’ by AVDC

In the Referendum held on 19th October 2017 at the Methodist Hall, 41.5% of Waddesdon residents came out to vote – a tremendous turnout!

Of voters, 94% voted YES to the question:

Do you want AVDC to use the neighbourhood plan for Waddesdon to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?

This demonstrates the village’s extremely strong support for the Plan, and shows that residents really do care about Waddesdon!

The designated Neighbourhood Area covers the same area as the Waddesdon Parish Council. On 23 October 2017, it was agreed to ‘make’ the Waddesdon Neighbourhood Plan, following a referendum where more than half of those voting voted in favour of the Plan. The Waddesdon Neighbourhood Plan is now part of AVDC’s Development Plan as set out in the WNP Decision Statement

The made plan covers the period 2013-2033. The policies in the plan therefore will be given full weight when assessing planning applications in Waddesdon.