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Emerging Local Plan 2011-2033 Drop-in Events

South Oxfordshire District Council is developing a new Local Plan that, once made, will shape the future of our district. The emerging Local Plan sets out the vision for South Oxfordshire up to the year 2033.  It identifies where housing, retail and employment land should be located as well as the infrastructure required to support this growth, such as new roads, schools, health services and sewerage.  The proposed policies in the plan will be used to help make decisions on planning applications in the district.

Following extensive consultation and gathering of evidence, SODC are nearly ready to submit the Local Plan for independent examination. Before it does, it is carrying out a six-week publicity period, which will start at 9am on Wednesday 11 October and run until 5pm on Wednesday 22 November 2017.  This is your final opportunity to comment on the Local Plan and you MUST respond if you want to be involved in the examination.

SODC are hosting a series of drop-in events across the district to help explain the process and how to submit your comments.  All of the drop-in events will provide the same information.  Please feel free to attend any of the following events:

  • Sat 14 October, 10am to 2pm – Wallingford St Marys Church
  • Thurs 19 October, 4pm to 8pm – Culham Primary School
  • Sat 21 October, 10am to 2pm – Henley Town Hall – Council Chamber
  • Tues 31 October, 3pm to 7pm – Didcot Cornerstone
  • Tues 7 November, 3pm to 7pm – Berinsfield Church Hall
  • Thurs 9 November, 3pm to 7pm – Wheatley, The Merry Bells Village Hall
  • Mon 13 November, 3pm to 7pm – Thame Town Hall
  • Fri 17 November, 3pm to 7pm – Chalgrove Village Hall

What happens next?

After the publicity period, SODC will submit the Plan to the Secretary of State, who will appoint a Planning Inspector to carry out an Independent Examination. The inspector will then examine the Plan, the evidence supporting it and the comments received and make a decision on whether the plan is “sound” and “legally compliant”.

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