Chalgrove Neighbourhood Plan

Chalgrove Parish Council is working on creating a neighbourhood plan. The process empowers local communities to help direct and shape the way their area grows and develops into the future. A neighbourhood plan will form part of the development plan, which helps to determine planning applications.

What’s happening now? 

We recently ran a consultation, which concluded on Wednesday, 14 March 2018, inviting the local community and statutory consultees for their comments on the draft neighbourhood plan. We have now submitted the draft plan and responses to this consultation for independent examination. 

The Independent Examiner for this plan is John Slater. The role of the examiner is to make recommendations on the draft plan, and ultimately if the plan should proceed to referendum. Take a look at the Examiner's further questions (56.4 KB) PDF , and the parish council's response (1.1 MB) PDF .

Mr Slater has commented on the plan. To address his comments the parish council has proposed some changes to the neighbourhood plan and the environmental report, which they are asking the examiner to make in his recommendations.

The examiner has asked for an opportunity for the public and consultees to comment on the parish council’s suggested revisions to the neighbourhood plan and the environmental report. We are therefore consulting on the revisions during a six-week consultation period, which runs from Thursday 5 July until 5pm on Thursday 16 August 2018.

Viewing the documents

The proposed revisions are shown as track changes and in red and can be viewed below:

Chalgrove Neighbourhood Plan – proposed revisions (8.6 MB) Word 2007

Environmental Report – proposed revisions (6.9 MB) Word 2007   

Hard copies of the documents are available to view at Chalgrove Parish Office (behind the Village Hall), Baronshurst Drive, Chalgrove, OX44 7TE between 9am and 12pm Tuesday to Friday. You can arrange to view the documents outside of these hours by calling the Parish Clerk, Jo Murphy, on 01865 890 432 or 07946 383199.

The documents are also available to view at South Oxfordshire District Council’s office, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB during usual opening hours. 

Submitting your comments

Please note we are only inviting comments on the revisions to the documents. No other comments will be considered.

You can provide your comments by:

Your contact details

As the neighbourhood planning process includes an independent examination, your name and address are required for your comments to be considered.

Your name, address and comments will be forwarded to the independent examiner. He will have regard to these comments when preparing his report and representations.  We have received assurance that the data will be kept securely and not used for any other purpose. The examiner will retain the data until we have made the relevant statutory decisions on whether to adopt the plan and the deadline for a Judicial Review has passed, which is six weeks after the decision notice has been published. South Oxfordshire District Council will hold the data in perpetuity.

If you submit comments they will be published on our website along with your name. If you are responding as an individual rather than a company or organisation, we will not publish your address or any details other than your name and comments.  

More information on the process is available on our Neighbourhood Planning home page.

If you would like to discuss neighbourhood planning with a member of the team, please call us on 01235 422600 or email

Supporting Documents

Last reviewed: 05 - 07 - 2018

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