Chance to Comment on the Proposed Main Modifications in Local Plan

Councillors in South Oxfordshire are urging residents, communities, local businesses and organisations to have their say on a number of changes proposed by the Planning Inspector to the emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2035.

The emerging Local Plan is currently being progressed to adoption under a Direction from the Secretary of State. The Plan and its supporting studies set out the future for development in South Oxfordshire up to 2035. Together they identify locations for housing, retail and employment land as well as the infrastructure required to support this growth.  The policies in the plan will be used as the starting point to help make decisions on planning applications in the district.

The emerging Plan is currently at the Examination stage. Following recent examination hearings, the Planning Inspector has now asked South Oxfordshire District Council to prepare a ‘Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications’ to the plan.  The schedule reflects the modifications, or changes, that the Inspector considers necessary to make the plan sound before it can move to the adoption stage. These are the only significant changes that can be made to the plan now.

To give people a chance to have their say on the Modifications, South Oxfordshire District Council is carrying out a six-week consultation which runs until Monday 2 November.

The main modifications in Henley read:

The joint Henley-on-Thames and Harpsden Neighbourhood Development Plan was made in April 2016 and sets out planning policies for the town, including housing allocations. It forms part of the Development Plan for South Oxfordshire.  The Council encourages landowners to discuss development proposals with the Town Council and neighbourhood planning group to attain support for the scheme, if possible, prior to submitting a planning application.

Improve cycle parking in the Town Centre.

To provide new, or enhanced community facilities that meet an identified need.

We need to build 115 new homes before 2035 in Henley instead of 156 included in the original plan.

To view and have your say on the Proposed Main Modifications and supporting documents please visit southoxon.gov.uk/newlocalplan.

Cllr Anne-Marie Simpson, Cabinet Member for Planning at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “Some of the proposed changes may impact your local area so I would urge people from across South Oxfordshire to look at the documents and to submit their comments.”

 

The joint Henley-on-Thames and Harpsden Neighbourhood Development Plan was made in April 2016 and sets out planning policies for the town, including housing allocations. It forms part of the Development Plan for South Oxfordshire.  The Council encourages landowners to discuss development proposals with the Town Council and neighbourhood planning group to attain support for the scheme, if possible, prior to submitting a planning application.

Improve cycle parking in the Town Centre

 

 

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