The new Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2031 is now on the VWHDC website. Every household in Blewbury should have already received a leaflet about this new Local Plan in their letterbox.
The Local Plan is a key planning document that will help guide development decisions in the Vale until the year 2031. It is a large document, so it has been broken down into five parts plus appendices to make it easier to download.
The Vale is now preparing to send this plan to the Secretary of State to be examined. There is a consultation period so we can all read the plan and provide comments on how it was put together and whether it is appropriate, achievable and in line with the government’s policies on planning.
The consultation closes at 4.30pm on Friday 19 December. Comments will be sent alongside the Local Plan and will be considered by the planning inspector during a public examination next year.
This document is actually Part 1 of 2. It is called Strategic Sites and Policies, and is the big picture – for example, it only covers developments of more than 200 dwellings. Part 2, Detailed Policies and Local Sites, will go into more detail and also cover smaller developments; it will appear only after Part 1 has been approved.