The Uffington, Baulking and Woolstone Commmunity Led Plan (CLP) was published in December 2015 after almost 2 years of hard work by a group of volunteers operating as a sub-committee of the Uffington Parish Council. The Plan was distributed to all households in the three vilaages and an electronic copy is available here.
The Plan included a prioritised 3 year Action Plan (Appendix 1B) based on the responses from the community. Some actions were passed to organisations within the community for action and the remainder to Uffington Parish Council and Baulking/Woolstone Parish Meetings to take forward.
One of the key actions (5.2) was to complete a Neighbourhood Plan over the next 2 years. Progress against the other actions is given below.
The three Parishes of Uffington, Baulking and Woolstone originally agreed to develop a joint Neighbourhood Plan which would enable residents of all 3 parishes to influence the future development of the villages.
At the Woolstone Parish Meeting on 10 November, Woolstone residents voted to leave the Neighbourhood Planning process. As a result, the revised area designation has now been notified to the Vale District Council. The publicity period is open for eight weeks and runs from Monday 19 December 2016 to 5pm on Monday 13 February 2017. Details of this and the associated map showing the Uffington and Baulking parish boundaries are in the attachment below. Details of how to make comments, by post and by email, are included in the Public Notice.
The Neighbourhood Plan will take a approximately a further year to complete but when adopted it will have legal status and must be considered when planning decisions are made.
There will be opportunities for all residents to comment on the development of the Plan as it progresses and it will have to be approved via a local referendum before it is adopted.
Details of all aspects of creating and contributing to the Plan can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan website.
The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group distributed in early May a “call for sites” to all residents in the Plan Area and to known owners of land who reside outside the Area. The aim is to ascertain what land might become available for development over the Plan period encompassing anything from a single dwelling, to a larger site for multiple houses, commercial development or for protection as a “green space”.
A copy of this letter can be accessed on the Neighbourhood Plan website within the Public Consultation page. The closing date for responses was 29 July 2016. If you have any further sites you wish to have considered, please discuss this with the lead of the Housing Focus Group, Fenella Oberman.
All residents of the 3 Villages were invited to the launch of the Neighbourhood Plan on 21 January, at which views on our draft Vision and Objectives were invited.
The comments made during and after the event have been incorporated into the revised Vision and Objectives which can be viewed on the Neighbourhood Plan website here. The Plan will now be taken forward based on these and whilst major changes are not expected the Vision and Objectives will be periodically reviewed to ensure any signifcant changes are duly reflected.
Any further comments on any aspect of the Neighbourhood Plan and its development are always welcome. Please see here for details.