The information below is a summary of the main points of the Neighbourhood Planning activities. Please click HERE to go the dedicated Neighbourhood Plan website where you will find much more detail
The VWHDC has now confirmed that the Plan submitted on 25 October was valid and has started the next stage of the process.
The 6 week Consultation Period will run from 6 December 2018 to 24 January 2019 (the period has been extended by 1 week to allow for the Christmas and New Year holiday periods). You can view the neighbourhood plan and supporting documents at www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/uffingtonbaulking which also has details of how to leave comments.
Hard copies are available to view at St Mary’s Church, Ufington and at St Nicholas Church, Baulking during normal opening times. The documents are also available to view at Vale of White Horse District Council's office, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am and 4.30pm on Fridays.
Following the consultation period, the process is then as follows:
* Currently being considered by the Examiner and not yet adopted.
The revised area designation covering only Baulking and Uffington parishes, was approved by the VOWH on 9 March 2017. The designation letter and map are attached below. The revised Terms of Reference for the Steering Group have been approved by Uffington Parish Council and Baulking Parish Meeting.
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 drafting of the final plan document has been proceding well to date. One of the key steps before the draft Plan goes the Vale for their consideration is the a period of consultation with those in the Plan area. Prior to this period there will be an event in the THMH on 24th April at 7:30pm. Everyone is welcome and their will be an opportunity to discuss any aspect of the draft plan with members of the Steering Group.
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.
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 (see above) over the next 2 years. Progress against the other actions is given below.