Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan

Wallingford Town Council is working on 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?

Wallingford Town Council has submitted its draft neighbourhood plan to South Oxfordshire District Council.

The submitted draft plan and supporting documents were due to undergo a consultation in March, known as the publicity period. However, in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) measures put in place by government, the consultation was postponed. Normally the plan and supporting documents are available for people to view in public spaces such as council offices, and village and town halls as well as online. However these buildings are closed and we had difficulty in identifying locations where this information could be made available to the public.In the meantime, the submitted draft plan and supporting documents have been available to read on our website and we have now found alternative locations where paper documents can be viewed easily while still observing social distancing.

As government measures are beginning to be relaxed, we have opened the consultation and are now inviting your comments on the draft plan and supporting documents.  Due to the continued COVID-19 restrictions, and the school holidays, the consultation, which would normally run for six weeks, will run for eight weeks from Tuesday 16 June to midnight on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

You can view the neighbourhood plan and supporting documents below:

Wallingford Neighbourhood Plan (7.2 MB) PDF
Basic Conditions Statement (654.3 KB) PDF
Consultation Statement (2.1 MB) PDF
HRA Screening Statement (229.1 KB) PDF
SEA Report (1.2 MB) PDF
SEA Report - NonTechnical Summery (260.0 KB) PDF

Paper copies are available to view at the following locations:

Location Opening Times
 KP Stationers, 18A Market Place, Wallingford, OX10 0AD

Monday – Saturday 8am-1pm 2pm-5pm

Sunday 8am-11am 12pm-3pm

 Londis, 38 Sinodun Road, Wallingford, OX10 8AB

Monday – Saturday 6am-8pm

Sunday 6am-1pm

Our office at Milton Park is closed to the public until further notice. Please contact us on 01235 422425 or email haveyoursay@southoxon.gov.uk to get support to access the consultation materials.

If you know anyone you think would be interested in this consultation, who is shielding or does not have access to the internet, we would appreciate your help in telling them about it. Please ask them to call us on 01235 422425 or email haveyoursay@southandvale.gov.uk to discuss the proposals and get support to access the consultation materials.

How to comment

We encourage you to use our online comment form This link will take you to an external website...

Comments can also be made by:

  • emailing planning.policy@southoxon.gov.uk
  • writing to SODC at the following address: 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB 
  • completing a comment form (available on request) and posting or emailing it back to us

Next steps

After the publicity period ends, your response will be sent to an independent examiner to consider. As the neighbourhood planning process includes an independent examination of the plan, your name, postal address and email (where applicable) are required for your comments to be considered by the examiner. The opportunity for further comments at this stage would only be at the specific request of the examiner.  

Most neighbourhood plans are examined without the need for a public hearing. If you think the neighbourhood plan requires a public hearing, you can state this in your comments, but the examiner will make the final decision.

Please clearly state in your comments if you wish to be notified of our decision on whether we formally adopt the neighbourhood plan.

All personal data will be held securely by the council and examiner in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. Comments submitted by individuals will be published in the final Examiner’s Report on our website alongside their name. No other contact details will be published. Comments submitted by businesses or organisations will be published in full, including contact details. Further information on how we store personal data is provided in our privacy statement. This link will take you to an external website...  

If you want to get involved in the process, please contact the Parish Council. 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 planning.policy@southoxon.gov.uk

Supporting Documents

Area Designation Map (778.0 KB) PDF

Area Designation Letter (646.3 KB) PDF

(646.3 KB) PDF Consultation Report (1.1 MB) PDF

Habitats Regulation Assessment (229.1 KB) PDF (HRA)

Last reviewed: 16 - 06 - 2020

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