Have your say on fu­ture development

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE are be­ing asked to have their say on Farn­ham Royal’s Neigh­bour­hood Area Ap­pli­ca­tion.

A four-week con­sul­ta­tion be­gan on Au­gust 4, with all re­sponses due in by 5pm Septem­ber 1. South Bucks Dis­trict Coun­cil (SBDC) will con­sider the ap­pli­ca­tion along with all com­ments re­ceived dur­ing the con­sul­ta­tion.

The neigh­bour­hood area would al­low the par­ish coun­cil to carry out its own neigh­bour­hood plan­ning and pre­pare a neigh­bour­hood plan, which, if it passes a ref­er­en­dum, would be used in the con­sid­er­a­tion of fu­ture plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tions in the plan area.

A neigh­bour­hood plan can es­tab­lish plan­ning poli­cies for the development and use of land, in­clud­ing for ex­am­ple where ad­di­tional new homes, shops and of­fices could be built.

SBDC coun­cil­lor Nick Naylor, port­fo­lio holder for sus­tain­able development, said: “I fully sup­port giv­ing res­i­dents the op­por­tu­nity to have their say on fu­ture de­vel­op­ments in the area where they live, and I look for­ward to see­ing the com­ments on this pro­posal put for­ward and en­cour­age res­i­dents to get in­volved and make their thoughts and ideas for the area known to us.”

Trevor Clapp, chair­man of Farn­ham Royal Par­ish Coun­cil, said: “The Farn­hams com­prise two vil­lages on the bor­der with Slough sep­a­rated by an im­por­tant green belt buf­fer. Un­planned piece­meal development, to­gether with the en­croach­ment of development from Slough, has put a strain on the lo­cal in­fra­struc­ture.

“The op­por­tu­nity to plan com­pre­hen­sively for more in­ten­sive development of brown­field sites to­gether with the struc­tur­ing of any sites re­leased from the green belt and in­cor­po­ra­tion of proper lev­els of in­fra­struc­ture to serve it will en­sure that the Farn­hams Neigh­bour­hood Plan pro­vides for a fu­ture bal­anced com­mu­nity.”

Visit www.south­bucks. go v. u k / p l a n n i n g / farn­ham­royal for more in­fot­ma­tion, or con­tact the plan­ning pol­icy team at ldf@south­bucks.gov.uk or 01895 837 339.

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