Chalgrove Neighbourhood Plan

NDP Consultation

You may recall that we carried out a publicity period on the Chalgrove Neighbourhood Plan earlier this year. This gave the local community and statutory consultees an opportunity to comment on the draft plan.
We then submitted the plan and the responses to the publicity period for independent examination. The responses can be viewed below.

The examiner, John Slater, has commented on the plan. To address his comments the Parish Council has proposed some changes to the neighbourhood plan and the environmental report, which they are asking the examiner to make in his recommendations.

The examiner has asked for an opportunity for the public and consultees to comment on the Parish Council’s suggested revisions to the neighbourhood plan and the environmental report. We are therefore consulting on the revisions during a six-week consultation period, which runs from Thursday 5 July until 5pm on Thursday 16 August 2018.

Viewing the documents
The proposed revisions are shown as track changes and in red in the documents below
Chalgrove Neighbourhood Plan
Chalgrove Environmental Report
Hard copies of the documents are available to view at Chalgrove Parish Office (behind the Village Hall), Baronshurst Drive, Chalgrove, OX44 7TE between 9am and 12pm Tuesday and Friday. You can arrange to view the documents outside of these hours by calling the Parish Clerk, Jo Murphy, on 01865 890432.
The documents are also available to view at South Oxfordshire District Council’s office, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB during usual opening hours.
Submitting your comments
Please note we are only inviting comments on the revisions to the documents. No other comments will be considered.
You can provide your comments by:
- emailing
- writing to Planning Policy, South Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB

The documents can be viewed below.

1. Chalgrove Neighbourhood Development Plan
2. Basic Conditions Statement
3. Environment Report
4. Character Assessment
5. Consultation Statement
6. Consultation Statement (appendix A)
7. Consultation Statement (appendix B)
8. Consultation Statement (appendix C)
9. Consultation Statement (appendix D)
10. Consultation Statement (appendix E)
11. Consultation Report (appendix F)
Additional Documents:
12. Edenvale Young Chalgrove Flood Report November 2016
13. Chalgrove Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2014
14. Site Assessment
15. Community Questionnaire
16. Community Questionnaire Appendix
Pre-Submission Documents
17. Chalgrove Pre-Submission NDP
18. Chalgrove Environmental Report
19. Scoping Report
20. Character Assessment
Examiner Documents
21. Initial Comments
22. Parish Council Response
23. Further Comments
24. Parish Council Response

What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan?

A Neighbourhood Plan is a community-led project for guiding the future development and regeneration of an area. The plan can specify how new development should be designed, orientated and located, as well as including social, economic and environmental issues.

Where a town or parish council exists the plan must be led by this local government group, in our case the Parish Council will take the lead in pushing the Plan forward.

A Neighbourhood Plan will have to conform to the strategic policies of the local development plan.  In this case, this would be the South Oxfordshire Core Strategy

Once our proposals generally conform to the South Oxfordshire Core Strategy, it will be subject to an Examination by an independent examiner.  If this is successful the document will go to local referendum and as long as it receives approval from 50 per cent or more of those that vote, SODC will adopt the document into the Local Development Framework.