Wootton and St Helen Without

Wootton Parish Council and St Helen Without Parish Councils are working on 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? 

The parish councils have submitted its draft neighbourhood plan. The district council is now welcoming comments from the local community and statutory consultees during a six-week publicity period that runs from Friday 5 October and concludes at 5pm on Friday 16 November.

Viewing the documents

You can view the neighbourhood plan and supporting documents below:

Please note that some of the documents have been compressed due to file size. If you have any problems accessing or viewing the documents, please call us on 01235 422600 or email planning.policy@whitehorsedc.gov.uk

Hard copies of the plan are available to view at the Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre between 8am and 10pm Monday to Sunday in the main foyer, or at the Prince of Wales Public House between:

  • Monday                            5.30pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday to Thursday         12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 11pm
  • Friday to Saturday            12pm – 12am
  • Sunday                            12pm – 5:30pm

To view the documents outside of these times, please email clerk-shwpc@woottondrysandfordshippon.co.uk 

The documents are also available to view at Vale of White Horse District Council’s office, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays. 

      How to comment:

      Please note: as the neighbourhood planning process includes an independent examination, your name and address are required for your comments to be considered.  The majority of examinations are expected to be through written representations, however the examiner will decide whether there is a need for a public examination.

      When making your comments, you can state your views on this and the reasons for the request.  You can also request to be notified of our final decision to adopt the Wootton and St Helen Without Neighbourhood Plan.

      How your personal details will be used

      Should you respond to the publicity period, your name, address and comments will be forwarded to the independent examiner.  This is required by the regulations covering neighbourhood plans.  We have received assurance that the data will be kept securely and not used for any other purpose.  The examiner will retain the data until we have made the relevant statutory decisions on whether to adopt the plan and the deadline for a Judicial Review has passed, which is six weeks after the decision notice has been published. Vale of White Horse District Council will hold the data in perpetuity.
      If you submit comments they will be published on our website along with your name.  If you are responding as an individual rather than a company or organisation, we will not publish your address or any details other than your name and comments.  

      If you want to get involved with the Wootton and St Helen Without neighbourhood plan please contact the Parish Council This link will take you to an external website...  or visit the neighbourhood plan website This link will take you to an external website... .

      If you have any queries about the neighbourhood plan please call us on 01235 422600 or email planning.policy@whitehorsedc.gov.uk. For more general information about neighbourhood plans please click on this link - neighbourhood plans Vale of White Horse District Council This link will take you to an external website... .

      Last reviewed: 08 - 10 - 2018

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