Wootton and St Helen Without

Wootton Parish Council and St Helen Without Parish Councils are working on a neighbourhood plan.  The process gives communities the power to develop a shared vision for their area. Neighbourhood Plans can shape, direct and help to deliver sustainable development, by influencing local planning decisions as part of the statutory development plan. Neighbourhood plans should not promote less development than set out in strategic policies for the area or undermine those strategic policies.

What's happening now? 

The publicity period on the draft plan concluded on Friday, 16 November 2018. The draft plan documents and comments received during the publicity period (1.1 MB) PDF have now been submitted for independent examination. 

Andrew Ashcroft has been appointed by the district council to carry out the examination. The examiner's role is to make recommendations on the draft plan, and ultimately if the plan should proceed to referendum.

On 28 January 2019 the examiner provided a Clarification Note. You can view this note here. (77.7 KB) PDF

The Vale of White Horse District Council and Wootton and St Helen Without Parish Council's provided a response to the examiner’s Clarification Note which can be viewed below:

Following the responses to the Clarification Note, the examiner proposed a Clarification Meeting between Vale of White Horse District Council and Wootton and St Helen Without Parish Councils. You can view the agenda and an explanatory note on the matters to be discussed below:

The Clarification Meeting was held on 3rd April 2019. The examiner has provided a note of the Clarification Meeting. You can view the Clarification Meeting note here. (411.1 KB) PDF

Following the clarification meeting, Vale of White Horse District Council and Wootton and St Helen Without Parish Councils had a separate meeting to identify an agreed approach towards the relationship between the revised boundary for the strategic allocation in Local Plan Part 2 and its separation from Shippon. The suggested policy wording (231.3 KB) PDF   and corresponding map (5.7 MB) JPEG image  agreed at the separate meeting were sent to the examiner for his consideration.

Viewing the documents

You can view the submitted neighbourhood plan and supporting documents below:

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.

Last reviewed: 22 - 05 - 2019

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