Dorchester on Thames Neighbourhood Plan

Vote in the Dorchester Neighbourhood Plan referendum

Following independent examination by Andrew Ashcroft, the Dorchester Neighbourhood Plan has been given the go ahead to proceed to a public referendum.  The neighbourhood plan is a document that, when adopted, will give local residents a say in how their community grows and develops over the coming years. 

On 15 March 2018 residents in Dorchester can vote in a referendum on whether their community should formally adopt the proposed Dorchester Neighbourhood Plan. To vote you must be registered to vote in local elections by 28 February 2018, and live in the designated area.  To register please visit the Register to Vote website GOV.UK This link will take you to an external website... .

Voting takes place at a number of polling stations between 7am and 10pm - full details will be included on poll cards which will be sent to everyone who has registered.   The votes will be counted and result declared shortly after polls close.

Take a look at the referendum version of the plan (5.8 MB) PDF  and the decision statement (693.8 KB) PDF

Further information

Information Statement and Information for Voters (504.9 KB) PDF

Neighbourhood Plan Referendum - Elections page

What happens next?

If residents vote to adopt the neighbourhood plan it will then then go to South Oxfordshire/Vale of White Horse District Council to be made.  At this point it will become a formally recognised part of the development plan and will be used to help determine planning issues.

If you have any queries about the neighbourhood plan please call us on 01235 422600 or email 

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

Supporting Documents

Examination Documents

Last reviewed: 01 - 02 - 2018

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