Neighbourhood Plan Submitted to WODC
On Monday 10th August 2020, Charlbury Town Council formally submitted the revised draft Charlbury Neighbourhood Plan 2031 to West Oxfordshire District Council. Following this submission, responsibility for progression of the plan now lies with WODC and the Town Council is no longer able to make further changes to the draft plan.
WODC will publish the submitted plan for a further statutory 6 week (Regulation 16) Consultation which we expect to be held during September/October 2020 before independent examination of the plan in November 2020. Charlbury Town Council encourages you to take part in this additional consultation and submit your comments to WODC Comments received during this consultation will be considered by the examiner in their assessment of the Neighbourhood Plan. When the Regulation 16 consultation opens, you will be able to download the revised plan documents from the WODC website. We will post another news item here with links to the WODC site and to let you know where to send representations.
Following the independent examination, and if the examiner recommends that the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum, those on the electoral register for Charlbury will be able to vote on whether or not the Neighbourhood Plan should be ‘made’ and thereby inform the determination of planning applications in the Parish.
In the meantime, (i.e. before the Regulation 16 consultation opens) you can viewed the submission draft of the plan on the Neighbourhood Plan website at www.charlburynp.org.uk where you can now also see all of the representations we received during the pre-submission consultation in September/October 2019. But please remember that the Town Council cannot now make further changes to the plan and any further comments on the plan must now be directed to WODC.
It was our original intention to submit the Neighbourhood Plan to WODC in April this year but this important stage in the plan's progress was unavoidably delayed as a result of the COVID-19 emergency.