Have your say on Chesham and CDC’s Local Plan

Chesham Town Council and the Chesham Society have agreed a joint approach to ensuring Chesham’s public voice is best heard in respect to Chiltern District Council’s Emerging Local Plan.

The Local Plan will cover the whole of the Chiltern District, which includes Chesham. It will set policies for determining planning applications, site allocations and broader land designations (like Green Belt Areas) to cover 2014-2036.

For those wanting more information, or to express opinions, there are two important upcoming dates:

Thursday 12th February, 7.30pm: Public Open Meeting at Chesham Town Hall (HP5 1DS). The format of the evening will include a brief presentation from Chiltern District Council Planning officers; a question and answer session and then ‘break-out’ groups where various infrastructure matters can be considered in greater detail.

Wednesday 18th February, 7.30pm for 8.00pm, at Chesham Town Hall: “What’s Planned for Chesham in the Next 20 Years?” A talk by Graham Winwright, Planning Policy Manager, Chiltern and South Bucks District Councils. A chance to learn more about current planning policy issues, the New Local Plan and its effects on Housing, The Green Belt, Transport, Schools, Sewage, Healthcare, The Environment, Local Businesses etc.

chesham meeting posters feb 2015

To complement the Public Open Meeting, the Chesham Society and the Town Council will also be distributing door-to-door leaflets shortly with a brief questionnaire on future development in the town. The questionnaire can be returned by post or simply dropped off at the Town Hall. Alternatively, replies are encouraged electronically via the Chesham Society’s web site. For more information, please also visit Chesham Town Council or Chiltern District Council web sites.

The Town Council will be considering its response at its Development Control Committee meeting on the 16th February and the Chesham Society will be collating the public’s views and forwarding a synopsis to the District Council by its consultation deadline of the 6th March.