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January 11, 2021

Community infrastructure – we want your views

Two consultations launch this week into how Vale of White Horse District Council raises money for infrastructure and community facilities needed to support planned  growth across the District. The council is asking the public and local businesses and organisations to comment on the draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule and the draft Developer Contributions […]

August 11, 2020

Three government planning consultations now open

Released on August 10, 2020 The government has published their White Paper that sets out how they would like to reform the planning system starting with a consultation document entitled ‘Planning for the Future’.  The consultation is now open for comments until 29 October.   You can download the White Paper here. Another consultation now open […]

July 21, 2020

New look Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board

Released on July 20, 2020 On 13 July, the Didcot Garden Town Advisory Board formally welcomed Cllr Rita Atkinson from Sutton Courtenay Parish Council as new member of the board.  Cllr Atkinson’s role will be to represent the views of the five parish councils that sit mainly within the garden town area.  Rita has been […]

June 8, 2020

Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council writes to Secretary of State regarding planning concerns in the Vale

Released on April 14, 2020 On Tuesday 14 April 2020 Cllr Emily Smith wrote to the Secretary of State regarding planning committee concerns. The letter is printed below.  Update: The Government responded to Cllr Smith on 22 April. Please find their response attached as a document to this page. Dear Minister, I write to raise […]

February 19, 2020

Watchfield receives over £250,000 to improve the recreation ground and village hall

The village of Watchfield will benefit from a huge £256,851 funding boost, thanks to cash from Vale of White Horse District Council, to pay for new and improved local community facilities for residents to use and enjoy.  The district council, in consultation with Watchfield Parish Council, struck an infrastructure deal with three housing developers building […]