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The SODC emerging Local Plan was approved by their Full Council by 22 votes to 9 on Thursday 20th December and is now  subject to a Public Consultation running from January 7th for six weeks - read LP2034 here

We are working closely with Oxfordshire County Council in respect of the "Edge Road" and they in turn with the Oxfordshire Growth Board and a funding strategy has been agreed at the OGB meeting on the 27th November - more details can be read here


Members of the NPAB and Parish Council met with an OCC team on Friday 11th January to discuss details regarding the "alternative route" of the B4009 as shown above and the funding reported in the Henley Standard on the same day - Providence Land staged a public exhibition the day before regarding sites B & C and the display material can be seen here 

The Pyrton NDP Examination Report can be read here and the Referendum for Pyrton is likely to be on March 14th 

The latest Chalgrove Airfield newsletter can be viewed here and confirmation of the Government strength being put behind Homes England has been laid out as recently published here 

As part of the Local Development Scheme, the WNDP carries full weight with SODC alongside the current Local Plan 

The NPPF (in Paragraphs 28-30) covers this in detail

The WNDP Forum has been superseded by the NPAB - the Neighbourhood Plan Advisory Board. Progress on implementing policies and objectives of the WNDP will be reported on this page, for the time being, until the Parish Council develops its new web site. The agreed Terms of Reference of the NPAB can be seen here. The WatYES Campaign Group has now been disbanded and the remaining funds divided equally between Watlington ikn Bloom and the Watlington Support Fund

Discussions continue to take place with stakeholders and local authorities in respect of funding for the Edge Road. Homes England had a meeting with the Developers involved on Thursday September 27th and details are awaited. We are advised that Homes England await the decision as to whether Chalgrove Airfield will be included in the emerging Local Plan - SODC Cabinet will make that decision on December 18th for recommendation to Full Council on the 20th December

Meanwhile representatives from the WNDP/NPAB and the Parish Council earlier met with SODC on September 4th to review planning application progress and Aron Wisdom from OCC joined that meeting and explained their role as it has now evolved 

After nearly five years of trying we have finally got the requested motorway signs as below and our thanks to all those involved in achieving this:

A meeting with the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) took place on Wednesday 10th October and full report can be read here

Notes from the Traffic Group meetings on November 1st and 12th can be read here and here 

A further meeting of the NPAB took place on Monday 15th October and the minutes are here

An additional meeting with St. Leonard's Church in respect of planned new community facilities took place on October 30th and the WNDP Traffic Group met on November 2nd and the notes from the meeting are here

A meeting with the Sports and Recreation representative from SODC  to took place on December 5th 

The most recent meeting of the NPAB took place on Monday 19th November and the minutes will be available soon after the next meeting due on Monday 21st January 2019