Mid Examination Publication of Core Strategy Main Modifications

Following public examination hearings held in July and November 2011, the Inspector, Mr Roy Foster, has identified some changes to the Core Strategy put forward since the post-Exploratory Meeting changes that he considers should be advertised for public representations to be made on their soundness or otherwise.  These soundness changes are now being advertised for a six week period to enable local residents and other interested parties to have their say.  

This consultation is now closed.  All comment forms and representations that have been received by the Council during this consultation will be passed to the Inspector for consideration.

Erratum

We have issued an erratum to the Schedule of Main Modifications for the South Oxfordshire Submission Core Strategy.  The erratum concerns the mapping of the site proposed to be allocated for housing development south of Wallingford.  The change extends the area of the site to include two properties (no. 2 Winterbrook and 69 Brookmead Drive).  The erratum document and updates to the other documents can be found in our consultation documents section below.  Your chance to comment on the changes

It's now your chance to comment on the proposed ‘main modifications’ to South Oxfordshire Submission Core Strategy.  This is set out in the ‘main modifications’ schedule of changes dated February 2012.  The changes should be read in conjunction with the South Oxfordshire Submission Core Strategy March 2011 (essentially the December 2010 Proposed Submission version).

How to comment

It is important that your comments should only relate to the proposed ‘Main Modifications’, as the whole plan is not out for consultation.  We will not accept any comments outside of this.  All comments received from the previous publication stages have been submitted to the Inspector, so you do not have to submit the same comments again, unless you are raising a different point relating to the Inspector's proposed changes.

If you wish to make a comment on the strategy it will have to fall within strict criteria and should use the correct comment forms.  These criteria are known as the ‘tests of soundness’.

This consultation is now closed.  All comment forms and representations that have been received by the Council during this consultation will be passed to the Inspector for consideration.

View consultation documents

Documents for clarification

These documents have been updated in light of the proposed changes or to provide greater clarity.

If you would like to make any comments on the Sustainability Appraisal or Appropriate Assessment that relate to the main modifications now being advertised, you can do so using the same comment form above.

Support for you

Can I email in a general comment?

Please note, unfortunately we cannot accept general comments at this stage. Your comments should relate to the changes identified in our main modifications schedule of changes document.  All comments need to fall under criteria set out by the Planning Inspectorate. We have explained this in more detail in the consultation guidance note and on the helpline, but briefly these are as follows:

Legal compliance - generally this is about how we prepared our strategy

Justified – Ensuring that our strategy is based on robust and credible evidence

Effective – Can our policies and proposals actually happen, essentially are they deliverable and capable of being monitored

Consistent – our strategy must be consistent with national policy – unless there is a fully justified local need, which can be proven by evidence. 

This consultation is now closed.  All comment forms and representations that have been received by the Council during this consultation will be passed to the Inspector for consideration.

Last reviewed: 24 - 05 - 2016

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