Long Wittenham Neighbourhood Plan

Long Wittenham Parish Council has reviewed their neighbourhood plan, which was made in October 2017. The modified plan has now been submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council, which if made, will replace the adopted plan.

South Oxfordshire District Council believes the Long Wittenham Neighbourhood Plan Review proposal contains significant modifications in relation to the made Long Wittenham Neighbourhood Plan (2017). The most significant modifications relate to the introduction of principles to guide development in the countryside, the identification of a green gap, and the allocation of a site to accommodate a community hub comprising of a primary school, village hall, playing fields, and enabling housing development (approximately 40-45 dwellings).  As the plan proposal is considered to contain significant modifications, the plan is required to undergo an independent examination and, subject to the examiner’s recommendations, is likely to be put to a local referendum.

What's happening now?

The independent examiner, Andrew Ashcroft, has issued an Update and Preliminary Findings (470.7 KB) PDF . In response to the examiner’s update, Long Wittenham Parish Council confirmed that they wish undertake further work on the archaeological significance of the community Hub site and produce a further update to the Environmental Report. The Parish Council will provide a more detailed timetable for the further work to be undertaken in due course.

Background documents


Long Wittenham Neighbourhood Plan October 2017 documents

Plan Made

The plan was made by Council on 12 October 2017.

Take a look at the made Long Wittenham Neighbourhood Plan (1.8 MB) PDF  and the final decision statement. (214.1 KB) PDF   Vale of White Horse District Council This link will take you to an external website... Vale of White Horse District Council This link will take you to an external website...

For your reference, you can view the adopted plan and supporting documents below: 

If you would like to discuss neighbourhood planning with a member of the team, please contact us. More information on the process is available on our Neighbourhood Planning home page.

Last reviewed: 02 - 10 - 2019

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