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?
Following the independent examination of the North Hinksey Neighbourhood Plan, the district council has decided that the plan should proceed to referendum.
Regulations linked to the Coronavirus Act 2020 postponed neighbourhood planning referendums. The referendum on the North Hinksey Neighbourhood Plan is now due to take place on Thursday 6 May. The notice of referendum can be found here.
To vote you must be registered to vote in local elections and live in the referendum area. If you are not yet registered to vote, make sure you go to Register to Vote before midnight on Monday 19 April 2021.
If you want to vote by post, please click here to find out more. If you can’t get to the polling station and don’t wish to vote by post, you may be able to vote by proxy. More information is available on proxy vote here.
If residents vote to adopt the neighbourhood plan it will then become part of the development plan.
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Following the publication of the Decision Statement (above), the North Hinksey Neighbourhood Plan can be given significant weight in decision-making.
If you want to get involved, please contact the Parish Council.
More information on the process is available on our Neighbourhood Planning Resources page.
If you would like to discuss neighbourhood planning with a member of the team, please contact us.