WALLINGFORD NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Along with volunteers from the local community, Wallingford Town Council is preparing a neighbourhood plan. The Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan (WNP) will influence development in Wallingford from the time the plan is adopted until 2034. The plan will give residents and business owners the opportunity to influence the future development and land use in Wallingford, ensuring the community gets the right types of development, in the right place.
On Wednesday 26th February, the Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to SODC for its final consultation and examination by a Planning Inspector. This follows updates made to the Plan based on the last round of consultation conducted by the Town Council and Steering Group. Subject to an assessment by the Inspector that the Plan complies with national legislation and policies, and possibly with updates requested by the Inspector, the Plan can then proceed to Referendum – possibly by early summer 2020. If it is endorsed by at least 50% of voters then this Plan will form part of the legally recognised planning policies against which all future applications will be assessed. This will give our community a meaningful influence in planning decisions affecting our town.
The District Council will organise the next stages of consultation – please watch out for announcements from them. In the meantime, the following documents are available to download (please note that the Town Council and Steering Committee cannot enter in to detailed discussion of the Plan at this point).
Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan Document (link to https://1drv.ms/b/s!ApYfAxyQB_GpgrBOHPy4lJQ3K2auXA?e=TtQYmJ)
The WNP Basic Conditions Statement (link to https://1drv.ms/b/s!ApYfAxyQB_GpgrBQQnTNfiwMzGwgMA?e=YgL8fb)
The WNP Consultation Statement (link to https://1drv.ms/b/s!ApYfAxyQB_GpgrBW_Lzjlkmmu3jq5A?e=rI2Qw3)
The WNP Strategic Environment Assessment Report (link to https://1drv.ms/b/s!ApYfAxyQB_GpgrBYW5hqIY99KFd17A?e=wlZ7nL)
The WNP Strategic Environment Assessment Report – non-technical summary (link to https://1drv.ms/b/s!ApYfAxyQB_GpgrBXLqxf1v3v6fDJPA?e=GeRiRa)