Public Consultation: Vale Local Plan 2029 Part One

The council invites you to comment has on our new draft Local Plan 2029 Part One: Strategic Sites and Policies. The Local Plan is one of the key planning policy documents designed to help guide decisions we will make about developments in the district for the next 15 years. We have used the previous work we put into developing our core strategy to help produce our Local Plan Part One.

This consultation on the Local Plan Part One will run for an extended 10 week period. We are making the draft plan available for a four week period in advance of the statutory six week time period to allow the public to review and familiarise themselves with the document. On 28 March we will publish the evidence base reports and supporting documentation for the formal six weeks public consultation. We are asking for responses on all documents by 4.00 pm Thursday 9 May 2013.

You can view a copy of the plan and make comments directly in the document using our new consultation system, which is the easiest and most efficient way, by visiting our website www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/localplanpartone. Alternatively, hard copies of the document are available at the Vale of White Horse District Council Offices, Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE and libraries across the district. Please be aware that all comments received will be available to the public to view and may be included on our website. All comments must be received by 4.00 pm Thursday 9 May 2013.

We will be holding a number of public exhibitions, which will provide stakeholders an opportunity to discuss the proposals with officers face to face. Exhibitions will take place running from midday to 7.00 pm on the following dates and given locations:

12 March – Abingdon, Abbey Precinct
13 March – Wantage, Civic Hall
19 March – Grove, Methodist Hall
21 March – Kingston Bagpuize, Southmoor Village Hall
26 March – Didcot, Cornerstone
28 March – Faringdon, Corn Exchange
4 April – Harwell, Church hall

With Saturday exhibitions running from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm on

23 March – Wantage, Civic Hall
13 April – Faringdon, Corn Exchange

If you have any queries or problems accessing this information, please contact the Planning Policy team on 01235 540 499

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