Opens Friday 30th August – closes Sunday 20th October
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, made up of local volunteers and town councillors, is seeking your views on the final draft of the Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan. The Council has been working on the Plan for four years and many people have already given their thoughts and ideas. This is the final opportunity to share your thoughts before the Plan is submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council for Examination.
The Plan is for the period up to 2034 and it sets out objectives and policies against which planning applications for new housing, employment and other development will be assessed so that the impacts the proposals have on the town's green spaces, historic environment and community assets are controlled as far as possible for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors.
South Oxfordshire District Council also require that the Plan identify land for new homes and employment use and the Plan is proposing to allocate site E at Winterbook for 502 homes and 3.1 Hectare of employment land off Lester Way at Hithercroft. Planning applications have already been made on both these sites.
The Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan can be downloaded here
Printed copies will be available to borrow from the Town Council offices at 9 St Martin’s Street and the Library on High Street.
Responses can be sent by email to email@example.com or by post to WNP Consultation, Wallingford Town Council, 9 St Martin’s Street, OX10 0AL.
An open public session will be held at the Ridgeway Community Centre on Saturday 28th September where members of the Steering Group will be available to answer questions. Please revisit this website nearer the date for further details.
Responses, whether electronic or hardcopy, will be handled according to Wallingford Town Council’s Data Handling Policy. Responses from individual residents will be considered confidential. Responses from organisations and statutory consultees will be attributed to that body. Responses will be stored only for the purposes of updating this Neighbourhood Plan document and no details will be shared with any other organisation or individual outside of the Steering Group. The Steering Group will not necessarily reply to responses and will only do so where it seeks clarification of points raised to better understand how the Plan might be updated. The Steering Group will not enter in to extended dialogue with respondents.
29TH SEPTEMBER 2018 - CONSULTATION closed
On 29th September 2018 the WNP hosted a public consultation at the Ridgeway Community Church, St Mary's Street, Wallingford 10am to 3pm.
The Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan is moving into a critical stage. The Plan will strengthen the ability of residents in the town to influence where and how future development will take place. It will form part of a legally recognised framework alongside South Oxfordshire District Council's emerging Local Plan, against which planning applications will be judged.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group has considered potential sites around town for not only housing but also employment and recreational uses. A range of draft policies have been prepared which will guide and inform the location, styles, uses and impacts of developments.
Residents were invited to come along to the consultation to comment upon the Plan, specifically the draft objectives and policies. Members of the Steering Group were available to explain the Plan and how it would impact the future of Wallingford. Disabled parking was available. Feedback received on the day and subsequently from feedback questionnaires,email and verbal contact is currently being evaluated. The outcomes from the feedback analysis will be published on this website.
Please see Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan Draft Policy Sept 2018 here.
To download a copy of the consultation report please click here.
July 2017 - CONSULTATION CLOSED
In July 2017 the WNP hosted a public consultation on the site assessment. This consultation is now closed, the data has been analysed and a report has been published.
To view the consultation material please click here.