Beckley and Stowood Neighbourhood Plan: Consultation on Significant Modifications

Closed 29 Feb 2024

Opened 18 Jan 2024


Beckley and Stowood Parish Council submitted their draft neighbourhood plan to South Oxfordshire District Council in February 2023.

We carried out a consultation on the draft neighbourhood plan and supporting documents in March 2023. This gave residents and statutory consultees an opportunity to comment on the draft plan. The responses to the March 2023 consultation were published and submitted for examination.

The independent examiner, Andrew Ashcroft, considered the draft plan and the responses to the consultation process. The Independent Examiner has advised the District Council that a package of modifications is required to the Plan to ensure that it meets the basic conditions.

The recommended modifications to the general parts of the Plan are matters of refinement to the relevant policies and do not need additional consultation. However, the recommended modifications to the mitigation policies relating to the development of the strategic site as identified in the Local Plan (Policy STRAT13) at land north of Bayswater Brook are significant in their scale and effect. As such they will require further consultation.

The district council has prepared an updated Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening considering the significant modifications proposed by the independent examiner.

The district council is therefore inviting comments on the examiner’s preliminary conclusions and draft Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Opinion.

This consultation will run from Thursday, 18 January to 11.59pm on Thursday, 29 February 2024. Please note that only comments relating to the examiner’s preliminary findings and draft screening opinion, will be considered.

This consultation is separated into three sections: 

Part A - Personal details

Part B - Your comments

Part C - Our commitment to equal access for all

Personal data

All personal data will be held securely by the council and examiner in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. Comments submitted by individuals will be published on our website alongside their name. No other contact details will be published. Comments submitted by businesses, organisations or agents will be published in full, excluding identifying information of any individual employees. Further information on how we store personal data is provided in our privacy policy.

Part C is for monitoring purposes only and all questions are optional. The information provided in this section will not be linked to your submission, shared with the independent examiner or outside the council, nor will it be published as part of the consultation results.

If you are happy for the councils to use your personal data and any special category data (equality questions) that you choose to provide for this consultation, please click the link in the box below to provide your response. 


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