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East Wootton Housing Consultation

The White Horse District Council has recently released a new Local Plan document. You can view the relevent page by clicking on this link.

Within the document they have specified an area called “East Wootton” it is what most of us know as Lamborough Hill.  This proposed strategic site allocation would allow for the building of 200 homes.

You can find out more specifics of the proposal on page 38 of Appendix A that can be downloaded on the link above.

Please note this is a consultation draft.

The easiest and most efficient way to provide your comments back to the District Council is online via their consultation website.  Click here to access the consultation website and make your comments.

 You can provide your comments on the updated proposals until 4pm on 4 April 2014.

To help you understand what the document means and so you can ask us any questions you might have, the District Council are also holding a series of exhibitions and public meetings.  Details of these events are below.  You can also visit local council offices or one of the local public libraries.

  • Tuesday 11 March – Abingdon Guildhall exhibition 4pm – 6pm
  • Tuesday 11 March – Abingdon Guildhall public meeting 7pm – 9pm
  • Wednesday 12 March – Cornerstone, Didcot exhibition 3pm – 7.30pm
  • Saturday 15 March – Harwell Community Primary School exhibition 10am – 3pm
  • Monday 17 March – St Blaise Primary School, Milton Heights exhibition 4pm – 6pm
  • Monday 17 March – De Vere, Milton Hill House public meeting 7pm – 9pm
  • Saturday 22 March – Abbey Shopping Centre, Bury St. Abingdon exhibition 10am – 3pm
  • Monday 24 March – Shrivenham Memorial Hall exhibition 4pm – 6pm
  • Monday 24 March – Shrivenham Memorial Hall public meeting 7pm – 9pm
  • Tuesday 25 March – Faringdon Corn Exchange exhibition 3pm – 7.30pm

Wootton Parish Council will be submitting its comments to the VWHDC before the deadline, but has taken the view that a development of this size in such a scenic location would not be appropriate and there are other sites in the village which would be more acceptable for smaller developments.  The VWHDC has also carried out a Review of the Green Belt and is proposing that three locations in Wootton and Dry Sandford should be released from the Green Belt.