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Communities urged to get involved in South Oxfordshire Local Plan

Communities in South Oxfordshire have been invited to public exhibitions across the district in April to find out more about the district council’s plan to address the local need for housing.

•    Didcot, Cornerstone – Wednesday 5 April,1pm – 7pm
•    Wallingford, Regal Centre – Friday 7 April, 3pm – 7pm
•    Thame, Barns Centre – Saturday 8 April, 10am – 4pm
•    Henley, The Christchurch Centre – Saturday 22 April, 10am-4pm

The plans include a more detailed look at what new infrastructure will be needed and how it will be delivered.

The latest draft of the council’s new Local Plan will be available from 29 March for seven weeks to give residents and local organisations the opportunity to comment on the document, as they have done throughout the development of the plan so far.

This is the fourth round of public consultation – this version of the plan goes into greater detail than before, and it includes changes and additions based on feedback residents have already provided.

The plan includes more detail about the district’s need for infrastructure and how this will change as new houses are built – the council’s Infrastructure Delivery Plan sets out how this will be addressed and paid for.

Cllr John Cotton, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, said:

“We are coming to an important stage as we develop the Local Plan and now is the time for residents to get involved. It covers how we plan to deal with the local need for new homes, but also how we’ll make sure the district gets the infrastructure and high quality jobs it needs to support them.”