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Welcome to our WNDP website 

Watlington Parish Council have approved the necessary suite of documents that comprise the Plan and they are now on this site  - it was also agreed that the content of some of these documents have undergone a "health check" prior to submission to SODC. We have made some minor changes as a result and we have added an "FAQ" tab to the navigation panel and the summary can also be seen here 

We are hoping to submit the Plan to SODC on receipt of some technical information relating to natural habitats and flood risk


All the documents that relate to Consultation 3 including the Consultation Summary and accompanying Questionnaire can be accessed from the left hand panel and for convenience are below:

Consultation Summary 

Consultation Questionnaire      Online Response (Questionnaire)

(see the Consultation 3 page for all the results) 

Draft Neighbourhood Development Plan (WNDP)

Draft Basic Conditions Statement    Draft Green Spaces Paper

Draft Sustainability Appraisal with Environmental Report 

Draft Maps Supplement     Draft WNDP Design Guide

Draft Consultation Statement 

The above are referred to as "Draft" as they are at pre-submission stage 

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


We are working with SODC 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 is underway

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"

Also follow the SODC Local Plan 2033 here after the completion of their second Preferred Options consultation. The results can be seen by following this link. SODC have issued a statement regarding their 5 year land supply position which can be read here but the result of the Thames Farm appeal throws this into question

SODC have also produced a very good summary of "Planning Matters" which can be seen here 

The WNDP timeline to date   and the likely future WNDP progress

Next Steering Group Meetings:  Monday 4th September 2017


You can see the notes of the meeting we had with the HCA team on October 4th here and the further meeting notes from a follow up meeting on December 13th as provided by GVA is available here. A third meeting with the new HCA team took place on July 3rd - notes are here

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

The following topics may be of interest: 

What Watlington Wants 1

What Watlington Wants 2  

Chalgrove summary and the new Chalgrove Airfield website and Grove Airfield which is relevant 

The CPRE view on the Grenoble Road/South Oxford Science Park 

What John Howell MP says about the allowed Thames Farm Appeal at Shiplake despite the site not being in the adopted Henley & Harpsden NDP 

Watlington Parish council is now on Facebook          

Send emails to info@watlingtonnp.org.uk or phone 01491 613867 and ask for Rachel Gill (Tuesday and Thursday mornings only)

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