HAVE YOUR SAY!
The Government is encouraging all local communities to produce a Neighbourhood Plan
to give us all the chance to have a say in Datchet's future development and growth.
Thanks to the help and support we have received from the community, the plan has now reached another milestone - it is due to go to a public referendum on 4 May 2023.
Following an independent examination to ensure the public consultation process was robust and the DNP's planning policies stand up to scrutiny, RBWM has now accepted the proposed modifications in the examiner's report, and has issued a decision statement for the DNP to go to a public referendum. The statement and report have been published on RBWM's website and copies are available to read at The Bridge, DPC offices in Allen Way, and at Datchet Library.
Although it's not political, the DNP referendum is expected to take place alongside the local elections on 4 May. This will give us all the chance to vote Yes or No, to say whether or not we want the DNP to be used in determining local planning applications.
Click here to read the Datchet Neighbourhood Plan Referendum version
REGULATION 14 & REGULATION 16 CONSULTATIONS
Very many thanks to everyone who commented at last year's public consulations. The Regulation 14 consultation ran from 21 March to 15 May 2022. Click here to read the Pre-submission (Reg 14) Datchet Neighbourhood Plan
The Plan was then revised, based on your feedback, and supporting documentation was drawn up. After unanimous approval by Datchet Parish Council in July 2022, it was submitted to RBWM for the next stage, known as the Regulation 16 consultation, which ran from 5 September to 17 October 2022. Click here to read the Datchet Neighbourhood Plan (Submission version Reg 16).
The DNP was then sent to an independent examiner in November 2022. His report was received in January 2023.
To find out more about the consultation process, click here
DATCHET DESIGN GUIDE
Click here to read the Datchet Design Guide
The Datchet Design Guide has been adopted by RBWM cabinet as a Supplementary Planning Document.
It is intended to help home owners, developers and planners maintain and improve Datchet
in ways which are in keeping with our village.
Click here for more details.
We asked you which buildings should be considered as 'non-designated heritage assets' and preserved for future generations. Click here to find out what you told us.
LOCAL GREEN SPACES
Neighbourhood Plans can identify green areas of particular importance to local communities. Read more here
How should key routes for pedestrians and cyclists be improved? Read the results of our survey here
PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE
We asked you how new development should adapt to the challenges of climate change. This is what you told us.
What are downsizers looking for? Find out here.
HOW POLLUTED IS DATCHET'S AIR?
On Clean Air Day 2019, we asked what would make it easier for you to walk or cycle? Read the results here.
We've been monitoring the air quality at four sites in the village. Click here for details
WHAT'S ON YOUR WISH LIST FOR DATCHET?
If more public open space became available, how should that space be used, and why?
Read the results of our Open Spaces and 'What's important to you' surveys
NO NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN doesn't mean NO DEVELOPMENT, it means NO CONTROL
Image of Datchet, above, taken from the church steeple, by Adrian Giddins