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Vale of White Horse draft Local Plan Part 2 Consultation Update Bulletin, March 2017

How to get involved in the consultation

The bulletin lists the different ways you can become involved in the consultation and how you can provide your feedback.  We are running a number of public events across the district, these include drop in exhibitions and public meetings. We hope you will be able to take part in our consultation events.

If you would like to attend one of our public meetings, please can you let us know by emailing planning.policy@whitehorsedc.gov.uk or calling our customer service team on 01235 422600.  Please tell us if you have any specific needs and we will do our best to meet them.

How to comment

The draft Local Plan Part 2 documents will be subject to consultation for an eight week period from Thursday 9 March 2017 to 5pm on Thursday 4 May 2017.  The timescale is being extended to eight weeks due to the Easter Break and we hope this will encourage greater participation in the consultation.

During these dates the papers will be available to view and download at: www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/planningpolicy

Paper copies will be available at the council offices and local libraries listed below.

For your comments to be considered, you must provide your name and address. All responses received will be available for the public to view.  If you respond on behalf of an organisation or agent we may display your name and contact details. If you respond as an individual we may display your name, we will not display your contact details. 

Thank you in advance for your participation in this consultation and we hope to see you at our consultation events. 

If you have any questions, please email planning.policy@whitehorsedc.gov.uk or call 01235 422600.

April 2017 UPDATE

As residents will be aware the Plan includes a proposal for a Garden Village on the MOD land at Dalton Barracks which will provide 1,200 houses by 2031.  This area will be removed from the Green Belt, but in addition the Plan also envisages that a large part of Whitecross and most of Shippon will be removed from the Green Belt at the same time.  This includes land that is not currently built on and, although it is not designated for development before 2031, it is intended to facilitate development after 2031.  Wootton Parish Council is currently considering its response, but is likely to argue that Whitecross should remain in the Green Belt; the importance of providing adequate infrastructure to support the Garden Village is also likely to be stressed.