North Hinksey Neighbourhood Plan

North Hinksey Parish Council is working on creating a neighbourhood plan. The process empowers local communities to help direct and shape the way their area grows and develops into the future. A neighbourhood plan will form part of the development plan, which helps to determine planning applications.

What’s happening now?

Between Friday 31 January and Friday 13 March 2020, there was an opportunity to comment on the proposed decision to deviate from the examiner’s recommendation in relation to Policy BU1 and the reasons for it. Comments received during the consultation are available here. (1.2 MB) PDF

By way of background, in January 2019, North Hinksey Parish Council submitted its draft neighbourhood plan (2.1 MB) PDF  to Vale of White Horse District Council. We then carried out the statutory 'Regulation 16' consultation in March 2019. All comments received to this consultation were submitted to an independent examiner, who subsequently examined the plan and published a report including a number of recommendations. You can view the examiner’s report here. (373.9 KB) PDF

We were then required to consider each of the examiner’s recommendations and on this occasion, we deviated from the recommendation to Policy BU1 - Oxford Brookes University Harcourt Hill Campus.  Under these circumstances we were required to consult on our proposed decision to deviate and the reasoning, both of which are set out below in the council's proposed decision (181.2 KB) PDF .

Supporting documents: 

To view the background documents for the Neighbourhood Plan, please visit the parish council website here This link will take you to an external website... .

More information on the process is available on our Neighbourhood Planning home page. If you would like to discuss neighbourhood planning with a member of the team, please contact us on or call 01235 422600. 

Last reviewed: 23 - 03 - 2020

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