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Hazlemere has been granted Neighbourhood Area status
Wed 24th November 2021
We are pleased to confirm that Buckinghamshire Council approved Hazlemere Parish Council’s application to declare the whole of the Hazlemere area as a Neighbourhood Area. This is in accordance with the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations (Regulation 5A) which came into effect on 1 October 2016. We are required by the regulations to declare Neighbourhood Areas when a Parish applies to have their entire Parish as a Neighbourhood Area. This regulation also removes the requirement to consult the public on the Neighbourhood Area Application.
The declaration of a Neighbourhood Area means that Hazlemere Parish Council can now prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for this area. Once adopted, a Neighbourhood Plan is used to determine planning applications in the area.