Neighbourhood Plan

Update on our Draft Neighbourhood Plan : August 2021

The principal purpose of the Neighbourhood Development Plan is to derive policies that will be used in making planning decisions about the future of the area up to 2031, the Plan period. Once approved by the Vale of White Horse District Council (VWHDC), independent examiner and adopted by a village referendum, the Plan becomes part of the VWHDC’s Statutory Development Plan. The policies developed must all be relevant to planning, and therefore can only relate to the development and use of land.

Writing of our Neighbourhood Plan started in 2014.  Residents have responded to 3 questionnaires over this time period (2015, 2017 and 2020) and this Neighbourhood Plan reflects community-wide comments, observations and concerns about its future, bringing them together with census information, strategic and statistical evidence into a “living promise” that mirrors the communities overwhelming desire to make Steventon an even better place to live and work, both now and for future generations, whilst retaining its heritage.

The plan has been produced by a Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group including Parish Council members, resident volunteers, and with the help of the VWHDC.

“This Plan 2031 was written to provide the strategy, policies and development objectives through which to meet our goal to protect and enhance the rural identity and heritage of our village whilst ensuring its future sustainability.”

The process we have followed is illustrated below.

We have completed at the pre-submission stage that concluded on 1st October .  We are no incorporating the comments received into the plan before the Parish Council can formally submit their plan to the District Council.

The draft Neighbourhood Plan and associated supporting documents can be found on this website, click on the titles below, or a printed document can be viewed by arrangement with the Parish Clerk.  Email:  steventonneigh@gmail.com.  Post or hand delivery: 8 Stocks Lane, Steventon, Abingdon OX13 6SG.  Queries telephone 012365831024.

Documents will be updated as we progress.

Draft Steventon Neighbourhood Plan

Basic Conditions Statement

Appendix 1 Steventon Listed Buildings

Appendix 2 & 3 NP Questionnaires And Information Gained

Appendix 4 Steventon SEA Screening Statement

Appendix 5 Key Views And Vistas

Appendix 6 Community Aspirations

Appendix 7 Character Appraisal

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