Neighbourhood Plan

Securing the future of our villages, amenities, and the health and wellbeing of the community
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The Initial Parish Consultation is now closed.   The Parish Council and members of the Steering Group thank you for taking the time to read the proposals, and for your responses.   These will now be analysed and we will provide feedback in the near future.   Do please check the website periodically for updates on the project

1. Overview

The initial village consultation on theNeighbourhood Plan and Development Proposals (Neighbourhood Development Order) is now open.

Our Neighbourhood Plan will secure the future of our community and our amenities in the face of the direct threat posed by the massive developments at Culham and Berinsfield.

In surveys and drop in events, you told us the most important things to you are to grow the village, sustain the shop and post office, provide a new surgery, additional assembly space for the school, improvements for the village hall, additional parking, and 25-30 new homes for existing residents to downsize and to welcome newcomers.

The Neighbourhood Development Order (NDO) is the Parish Council’s solution for carrying out the community’s instructions, as expressed through the Village Plan survey in 2015 and subsequent surveys and consultations.

Our vision is for a single, thriving, sustainable parish formed of two distinct villages, each with its own particular identity and character, with shared facilities and amenities.

The proposals include:

• A new surgery
• About 25 new homes on two sites, including some affordable housing
• Additional parking
• Refurbishment of and improvements to the Village Hall
• A new cemetery and allotments

And will generate funding for the Parish Council to give substantial grants toward:

• School buildings
• Refurbishment of the Scout Hut and Cricket Pavilion
• Safety Improvements on the bridge improving access to the Barley Mow and the car park, which is also a village carpark
• A new public loo

And through a separate agreement with the landowers, a new footpath and cycle path between Clifton Hampden and Long Wittenham.

Let us know what you think…

The Neighbourhood Plan, when adopted after a referendum, becomes planning policy and will be used to inform and determine planning applications in the area in the period to 2034. The Initial Parish Consultation is now closed.   The Parish Council and members of the Steering Group thank you for taking the time to read the proposals, and for your responses.   These will now be analysed and we will provide feedback in the near future.   Do please check the website periodically for updates on the project

Watch the video…

This short video is an overview of the proposed plans and a good place to start.

https://youtu.be/3bj2XMaOGjw

For more details…

Know someone without internet access?

If you know of someone in the village who doesn’t have access to the internet or needs some help with technology, please let them know, show them this on your own device or let them know they can get hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan and Feedback form from the Village Shop.

What Happens Next?

After the closing date for replies (9th December 2020) all comments will be considered and we will amend these drafts prior to submission to SODC who will carry out a formal consultation.

Thereafter both the Neighbourhood Plan and Neighbourhood Development Order will be submitted to an appointed inspector for public examination and then referendum.

Further Information

Should you require any further information about these proposals, please contact:

Penny Hill: 07968 066 823
Simon Russell: 07917 675 695

Thank you so much

Giles Baxter OBE
Chair
Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee
Neighbourhood Development Order Steering Committee
November 2020

Read about the history of the project