Daws Hill residents have been urged to take part in a consultation which will help shape future development in the area.

On Wednesday a six-week consultation was launched on the draft Daws Hill Neighbourhood Plan – which allows residents to have their say on future planning policies and strategies.

Daws Hill Neighbourhood Forum held a consultation last year on the draft plan – where residents were asked to set out their priorities for the community and how local land should be used.

The plan has now been formally submitted to Wycombe District Council (WDC) for publication – and now residents will be able to have their say on the final draft until April 26.

Cabinet member for planning and sustainability at WDC, David Johncock, said: “We support the use of Neighbourhood Planning because it is one of many ways we can put policies in place to help protect what is special about an area and help manage what gets built where. I’m confident that by working with local communities in this way, we can get the best outcomes for both the District and local residents.”

Following the latest consultation, an independent examiner will review residents’ contributions and the final plan before submitting a report to WDC.

If WDC and the neighbourhood forum agree on the final plan then an area-wide referendum will take place before it is officially adopted.

To comment on the neighbourhood plan and find out more visit www.wycombe.gov.uk/haveyoursay

Alternatively email neighbourhood.planning@wycombe.gov.uk or write to Planning Policy Team, Wycombe District Council, Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1BB.

Hard copies of the neighbourhood plan and supporting documents can be views at the libraries in High Wycombe and the WDC council offices.