Welcome to our WNDP website
The SODC consultation has been completed and more details can be seen from the public notice issued by SODC and the results here
Andrew Ashcroft is carrying out the Examination and has already visited Watlington, and the complete WNDP area. His report is due in mid March but before that there will be a Public hearing at the Town Hall on March 5th.
We are also required to respond to some technical questions
Homes England, through their agents Carter Jonas, have issued a letter to SODC (dated January 16th) and a general statement (January 18th) in respect of their position regarding the Martin Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd and the future of Chalgrove airfield with press comment here
in the Summer of last year. Homes England (HCA) stated:
"The HCA has confirmed its support for the following areas as part of its proposals to develop Chalgrove Airfield:
• New road infrastructure around Benson, Watlington and Stadhampton.
• Public transport improvements to boost links between Chalgrove, Oxford and surrounding areas.
• Improved pedestrian and cycle links around Chalgrove.
The HCA is also looking at possible measures to address HGV traffic and rat running and traffic flows around the Little Milton and Cuxham areas."
On January 19th, a meeting was held at County Hall purely to discuss the necessary technical details of the proposed Watlington Edge Street and the notes from that meeting can be seen here
Watlington Parish Council have approved the necessary suite of documents that comprise our Plan and they are on this site under the "Examination Documents" tab
In the course of our consultation and community engagement work we produced two videos - you can see both through these links:
Our 2015/6 video message
Our 2017 video message
Two flyers were published by the WNDP in advance of Consultation 3 and distributed to all households in the WNDP designated area, the PDF versions can be seen here and here
The Parish Council arranged for a Health Check of the WNDP
in July 2017. This decision was
supported by SODC. The report is now available
on the website and can be found by using the tab ‘NDP Steering Committee’. The Health Check was used as a working
document in the preparation of the Plan for formal submission to SODC. It does not relate to the current version of
the WNDP and should not be confused with the Examination Report which is
expected in February 2018.
We are working with SODC and OCC on traffic modelling in the area, this will include the potential impact of any development at Chalgrove. Traffic management for the town centre features highly in our evidence alongside other factors - we have appointed a consultancy to advise us with more data and recommendations and that work has been completed and the report produced is included above (WNDP 13) - please see the Traffic tab
Click here for a link to the Neighbourhood Planning Act which received Royal Assent at the end of April
Click here to see a link to the Government Housing White Paper (Feb 7) on "Fixing the Broken Housing market" and this has been followed by a further release from DCLG which can be seen here as published on September 14th
The link to see the 237 page LP2033 Publication version is:
SODC ran their second preferred options consultation on LP 2033 from Wednesday 29th March 2017 until mid May. This included important information regarding Chalgrove and in respect of other infrastructure in the local area of significance with regard to the WNDP as above
SODC have also produced a very good summary of "Planning Matters" which can be seen here
We have added an "FAQ" tab to the navigation panel and the summary can also be seen here
Next Steering Group Meetings: Thursday 22nd February and Monday 5th March 2018
You can see the notes of the meeting we had with the Homes England team on October 4th (2016) here and the further meeting notes from a follow up meeting on December 13th (2016) as provided by GVA is available here. A third meeting with the new Homes England team took place on July 3rd - notes are here and a further meeting also took place on October 10th - here followed by a meeting with key stakeholders on the 28th November as above
(An Appeal on another site at Chalgrove for another 120 homes but not proposed in the Chalgrove NDP has been allowed and there is a further site off Monument Road also to be decided)
Chalgrove summary and the new Chalgrove Airfield website and Grove Airfield which is relevant
Watlington Parish council is now on Facebook
emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01491 613867
This is the home page for the Watlington Neighbourhood Development Plan. It provides details and evidence of the programme and our progress that will soon lead to a plan that gives the people of Watlington some control over how their community develops up to the year 2033. The information provided has grown steadily as we progress with the WNDP.
We recognise the importance of both paper and electronic lines of communication. A regular report on progress is included in the Watlington Times, published monthly. Written comments or suggestions are welcome at the address below. Get involved