Following adoption of Local Plan Part 1 at Council on 14 December 2016, the Council is now consulting on Part Two of its Plan.
What's the difference between Part One and Part Two?
Part one deals with the larger 'strategic' sites and policies in the Vale. This Plan is used to help guide development in the Vale.
Part two will:
- set out strategic policies and locations for strategic housing for the agreed amount of Oxford’s unmet housing need to be addressed within the Vale of White Horse District (some 2,200 houses)
- contain policies for the part of Didcot Garden Town that lies within the Vale of White Horse District
- contain detailed development management policies to complement the Local Plan Part 1, replacing the saved policies of the Local Plan 2011, and
- allocate additional development sites for housing and other uses.
What does Local Plan Part 2 propose?
The Plan proposes new housing at Grove, East Hanney, Harwell, Kingston Bagpuize and Marcham, and suggests that 1,200 new houses could be located at Dalton Barracks.
There are also a whole range of development policies that may be of interest to CPRE supporters including noise and air pollution, protection of rights of way and countryside/heritage matters.
Have your say
Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre, Tuesday 14 March – 7.00- 8.30
Public Health England, Harwell Campus, Monday 20 March, 6.00-7.30
Drop in exhibitions:
The Pump House, Faringdon, Saturday 11 March, 10.00 – 2.00
Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre, Tuesday 14 March, 1.00 – 6.00
Cricket Pavilion, Harwell Campus, Wednesday 15 March, 11.00 – 2.00
St Helen’s Church Centre, Abingdon, Saturday 18 March, 10.00 – 2.00
Public Health England, Harwell Campus, Monday 20 March, 5.30 – 7.30
Southmoor Village Hall, Kingston Bagpuize, Tuesday 21 March, 1.00 – 6.30
Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage, Saturday 25 March, 10.00 – 2.00
Cornerstone, Didcot, Wednesday 5 April, 1.00 – 7.00
There is no need to book drop in events.
Find out more:
There are a range of ways to become involved in the consultation process, including:
- Provide feedback at one of the events (see above)
- Participate in the online survey (see Council website after 9 March)
- Complete a paper-based survey (available at local libraries and council offices)
- Submitting your comments by post or email using the comments form (see Council website after 9 March)
Read the Draft Plan on the: Vale of White Horse District Council website
And have your say by 4 May!
CPRE Oxfordshire, 1 March