PREPARING THE PLAN
In May 2015 South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) approved the ‘Wallingford Neighbourhood Area’ allowing Wallingford Town Council to begin the process of producing a neighbourhood plan. Wallingford Town Council is the qualifying body for the preparation of the Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan (WNP) and set up the WNP Steering Group to lead the process. The Town Council employs a part-time project manager to help deliver the plan.
The Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan (WNP) Steering Group is leading the preparation of the WNP. The Steering Group members include Town Councillors and volunteers from the local community.
Consultations as a means of encouraging public involvement is seen as a bedrock of Neighbourhood Planning, as it serves to embed local interest and reality into Plans. This principle has been accepted from the start by Wallingford.
In March 2016 onwards a number of consultation events have been held where residents and local businesses have been invited to examine the outcomes of the work carried out by the Steering Group and its associated working groups, and to comment on these; feedback received is reviewed and where appropriate incorporated into the then current Neighbourhood Plan documentation.
To view more about past consultations click here.