Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Neighbourhood Plan

Residents vote for adoption of the Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Neighbourhood Plan 

On 14 September, residents in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell voted for the adoption of the Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Neighbourhood Plan.  The official referendum results were as follows:

  • Votes in favour of adopting the neighbourhood plan: 602 (95.5%)
  • Votes against adopting the neighbourhood plan: 25 (3.9%)

View the full declaration of results (8.2 KB) PDF

Section 3 of the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 gives neighbourhood plans full legal effect once they have passed their local referendums.  As the majority of local electors voted in favour of the plan, the Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Neighbourhood Plan is now part of the council’s Development Plan and will be used to help determine planning applications in Brightwell-cum-Sotwell.

What happens next?

The Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Neighbourhood Plan (9.7 MB) PDF  will now go to South Oxfordshire District Council to be made.  That means it will be formally adopted by the council so that it can continue to be part of the Development Plan for the district.

If you have any queries about the Brightwell-cum-Sotwell Neighbourhood Plan please call us on 01235 422600 or email

For more general information about how neighbourhood plans work please click on neighbourhood plans.

Background documents

Examination documents:

Last reviewed: 15 - 09 - 2017

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