Skip to content

Neighbourhood Planning Referendums

What are Neighbourhood Planning Referendums?

A neighbourhood development plan, known as a neighbourhood plan, is written by local people, ‘made’ or adopted by the district council and becomes part of the development plan, which helps to decide planning applications. It takes national planning policy and guidance into account and is ‘in general conformity’ with the district’s planning policy. 

You can find further information regarding what Neighbourhood Plans involve on this page, guidance notes for campaigners and local councillors on this page, and can contact Planning Policy using 01235 422600.

Sydenham Neighbourhood Planning Referendum

The examiner has recommended that the following areas proceed to a public referendum. South Oxfordshire District Council has considered the examiner’s recommendations and will proceed with public referendums for the following.

The neighbourhood planning referendum due to take place in Sydenham on Thursday 26 March 2020 has now been postponed.   We will confirm a new date in due course, as soon as the government has confirmed that it is safe to hold public events again.

All those who were registered and eligible to vote in this referendum will receive a poll card with the revised polling date.  Postal voters who have already cast their vote will receive a fresh postal ballot pack in due course and will need to use that to vote in the re-arranged referendum.

Previous Neighbourhood Plan Referendums:

Berrick Salome Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 24 October 2019

Goring Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 4 July 2019

Cholsey Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 14 March 2019:

East Hagbourne Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 14 March 2019:

Pyrton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 14 March 2019:

Chalgrove Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 22 November 2018:

Little Milton Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 22 November 2018:

Warborough and Shillingford Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 4 October 2018:

The Baldons Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 4 October 2018:

Benson Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 28 June 2018:

Watlington Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 28 June 2018:

Dorchester-on-Thames Neighbourhood Plan Referendum took place on Thursday 15 March 2018