Neighbourhood Development Plans are a way for communities to have an influence on the future of the places where they live and work. The East Hagbourne Neighbourhood Plan was prepared by local people, led by a steering group reporting to the Parish Council.
The views of residents were collected, and independent, expert assessments of the village itself and of the landscape of the entire parish were carried out. The village was then consulted on drafts of the Plan, followed by detailed scrutiny of the final draft by an independent government examiner.
On Thursday 14 March 2019, a referendum of all residents of the parish voted for the adoption of the plan. The official results were as follows:
- Votes in favour of adopting the neighbourhood plan (YES vote): 360 (93.5%)
- Votes against adopting the neighbourhood plan (No vote): 25 (6.5%)
- Turnout: 385 (41.3%)
On 11th April 2019 the South Oxfordshire District Council resolved to ‘make’ the East Hagbourne neighbourhood plan, meaning that it now forms part of the council’s development plan. Decision-makers are obliged, by law, to take what it says into account when they consider proposals for development in the parish.
The Plan and related documents can be found on the South Oxfordshire District Council’s web site at
In addition, a complete set of information, including meeting minutes and presentations can be found on this site by following the links below.
NOTE: The dedicated East Hagbourne Neighbourhood Plan website used during the preparation of the plan has now been closed and all key documents transferred here.
A 12-month review of the Plan was carried out in March-April 2020 and can be found below.