NOTE that the consultation has had to be postponed, so the general procedure shown below will be followed but starting on a new date to be announced.
The official six-week village consultation on the draft Neighbourhood Plan will begin on Monday, 9th November (NOTE: now postponed). Six weeks will allow ample time for all villagers to review and discuss the proposed Plan, and to offer comments and feedback on the proposed policies. We’ll then update the draft based on your feedback before it is submitted to the Vale of White Horse District Council.
There will be a public event in the Village Hall on Sunday, 22nd November from 2–5 pm (still on!) to present the draft Plan and allow for open discussion relating to it. We will also be holding informal events to answer your questions, explain the complex rules that the Plan has to follow, and listen to your comments and suggestions. These informal events will be publicised on our website, Facebook, on posters around the village and by the Bulletin’s “Stop Press” email service.
We will be distributing a short, printed summary of the main features of the Plan to every household in the village early in the consultation period.
The full Plan will be available via this website, but if you don’t have easy internet access or would prefer to read it on paper, printed copies of the Plan will also be available for reading at a number of accessible village locations, including the Post Office, school, pre-school, surgery, the Melland Room at the Rec, the Benefice Centre, Didcot Library, both pubs, Style Acre, Dibleys and Ladycroft Park. Copies at the Post Office will be available to borrow for 24 hours.
A list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be available on our website to try and deal with common themes that are raised regarding the Plan and the long process it must go through before approval. Printed copies of the FAQs will also be available at the places listed above. You can ask your own questions via our website or Facebook page.
Comments and suggestions regarding the Plan are needed and very welcome! Come to our public event on 22nd November, submit them via this website or Facebook page, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by filling in a form at the Blewbury Post Office.
Remember, this is your Plan and it will only be adopted if a majority agree to it in a village referendum after the Vale has examined it, so please take the time to read it after 9th November and have your say.