The Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan referendum has been scheduled for Thursday 19th September 2019.
During the referendum, voters will be asked the question ""Do you want Huntingdonshire District Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Huntingdon to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?"
If a majority of voters (over 50%) vote "yes", the plan will be "made" by HDC within 8 weeks of the referendum. The Neighbourhood Plan will then become part of the statutory development plan for Huntingdon.
The Neighbourhood Plan was approved by HDC's Overview & Scrutiny Panel on 9th July 2019, and by Cabinet on 18th July 2019.
The plan will now proceed to referendum on 19th September 2019.
The Independent Examiner's report has been published at can be read HERE. The report recommends that subject to the proposed modifications, the plan should proceed to referendum.
The final version of the Neighbourhood Plan can be found HERE
The HDC public consultation ended on 26th March 2019 and the comments received have been compiled. Comments can be viewed at: http://consult.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/portal/pp/nps/hnp2019. The plan will now go to independent examination.
An Independent Examiner has been appointed to undertake the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan Examination. A letter outlining procedural matters of the examination can be found HERE
The proposed final draft of the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan was completed and submitted to HDC. A second public consultation was scheduled to run from 11th February 2019 - 26th March 2019.
The pre-submission public consultation came to and end on Monday 3rd September 2018. The Neighbourhood Plan Sub-Committee will now consider all of the comments received and make changes to the draft plan before submitting to Huntingdonshire District Council.
A 6 week public consultation will take place from Monday 23rd July to Monday 3rd September. Copies of the plan will be available HERE and in person at Huntingdon Town Hall.
The proposed final draft of the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan was approved by Council at the Leisure & Community Services Meeting on 21st June 2018. A 6 week consultation period will now be scheduled for comments on the plan.
The Sub-Committee have been working on making changes to the plan based on feedback on the first draft. A second draft has now been completed.
The Neighbourhood Plan Sub-Committee have completed the first draft of the Neighbourhood Plan.
The community engagement campaign was completed and some great feedback was collected. This information will now be analysed to inform the first draft of the Neighbourhood Plan document.
A series of community roadshows are planned and held in order to gain further engagement and input from local residents.
The Neighbourhood Plan Committee will be running a stall at the Huntingdon Christmas Lights Switch On to 'relaunch' the community engagement campaign. We'll be running a 'name the teddy bear' competition, as well as givng away some freebies!
The feedback received from the Neighbourhood Plan questionnaires has been compiled. Some key themes that emerged are reinvigorating the high street, protecting and enhancing green spaces, and traffic around the town. This feedback will be used to inform the next stage of the community engagement campaign, which will in turn inform the planning policies that make up the completed Neighbourhood Plan!
The Mayor of Huntingdon also visited Hartford Junior School to present our competition winner with her prize - an art set!
Members appointed Keystone Marketing to help out with the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan, and began work on a community engagement campaign that will build on the feedback received from the questionnaires received over the past few months.
The Neighbourhood Plan Committee looked through the entries for the logo competition, and the winner was Abigail from Hartford Junior School! Abigail's design will be turned into a logo that will be used throughout the campaign!
The main questionnaire for the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan was published in the March 2016 issue of the Huntingdon newsletter. Electonic copies are available to complete online HERE, or to download and print HERE
The committee have also launched a logo design competition. We've asked students from primary schools in Huntingdon to design a logo that shows us what they love about Huntingdon. The winner will receive an art set, as well as a book voucher for their school.
The Neighbourhood Plan committee have been making changes to the main questionnaire, which will be officially launched in teh March 2016 newsletter.
The public launch of the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan will take place at the Christmas Lights Switch On event on 22nd November. We'll have a stall on the Market Square to start collecting feedback, as well as giving away some freebies!
The main questionnaire for the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan has now been produced. The questionnaire will run throughout the Community Engagaement phase of the Neighbourhood Plan project, and will be available at all Neighbourhood Plan events.
Huntingdon Youth Town Council are working alongside the Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan to run a Gamer Bus Competition to help collect feedback on young people's opinions of the town. For more information, visit the HYTC page HERE.
An analysis of the responses of the initial survey received in June-July 2015 have now been uploaded HERE.
The Huntingdon Neighbourhood Plan Facebook page is now active. You can 'like' the page to keep up to date with the developments of the Neighbourhood Plan.
A copy of the initial Neighbourhood Plan questionnaire can be found and completed below as part of the initial consultation period