Notice of Statutory Consultations for the Burcot and Clifton Hampden Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 14) and Neighbourhood Development Order (Regulation 21)
The Parish Council announce the launch of the 1st round of statutory consultations (pre-submission) of the Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 14) and Neighbourhood Development Order (Regulation 21) which will open for 6 weeks from 17 August 2022 date, and close on 29 September 2022.Jump to Neighbourhood Plan Consultation jump to neighbourhood development order Consultation
I am writing to you to announce the launch of the 1st round of statutory consultations of the Neighbourhood Plan and Neighbourhood Development Order which opens on 17 August 2022.
Many residents will be aware or even familiar with the work undertaken over the past 9 years, and others will be new to it. So I wanted to take this opportunity to explain for some, and remind for others, why your Parish Council has embarked on such a significant undertaking’…
Why are we doing this?
The Neighbourhood Plan (NP) is a planning policy document which explains the vision, objectives, land use policy and how we plan to implement these for the parish.
The Neighbourhood Development Order (NDO) is a planning application submitted by the Parish Council. Together, these will secure the future of our community and our amenities in the face of the direct threat posed by the massive developments at Culham (3500 houses) and Berinsﬁeld (1700 houses).
You are invited to watch a short film explaining the proposed development and the what the community will gain from it [here]
How did we get here?
In our first survey in 2014 you told us the most important things to you are to grow the village, sustain the shop and post oﬃce, provide a new surgery, additional assembly space for the school, improvements for the village hall, additional parking, and some new homes for existing residents to downsize and to welcome newcomers. These results were published in the Village Plan in 2015.
In 2018, following a long period of consultation with SODC, the Parish Council determined that the best chance of success to achieve these objectives would be to develop, in parallel, an NP and an NDO. In late 2019, following a process of identifying potential sites, work on preparing initial proposals for development commenced.
The NDO will deliver public benefit to the community, falling onto two categories.
Benefit directly generated through the NDO scheme.
- A new, modern surgery fit for the 21st century, to replace the existing facility located in a pair of cottages which were converted in 1978.
- 17 new homes to meet local demand, including 4 Affordable Homes.
- An extension to and refurbishment of the Village Hall
- A new burial ground
- New allotments
- Improved public access to community land, creation of new footpaths and a new orchard
- The building housing the village shop and post office building will pass into community ownership
- The undeveloped land on both sites will pass into community ownership, together with a £10,000 grant
- Improved village parking
- Capital Projects Grants:
- Clifton Hampden Primary School (£150,000), for infrastructure improvements
- Improvement grants for amenities on the Recreation Ground (£50,000)
- Safety Improvements on the bridge improving access to the Barley Mow and the car park, which is also the village carpark, to be funded from Community Infrastructure Levy
Benefit generated via enabling agreements with the landowner:
- Secured rights for residents and visitors to use the Barley Mow car park.
- Land for a new footpath and cycle path between Clifton Hampden and Long Wittenham