Saturday, 19 August 2017

Villagers flock to plan shows

MORE than 300 people attended an exhibition on the draft Sonning Common neighbourhood development plan.

MORE than 300 people attended an exhibition on the draft Sonning Common neighbourhood development plan.

The plan was on display at the village hall on Friday and Saturday to mark the start of a six-week public consultation, which will run until March 20.

Visitors were encouraged to fill out a feedback form and parish councillors and members of the plan’s working group were on hand to answer questions.

Councillor Barrie Greenwood, who chairs the group, said, “We were very pleased with the response.”

After the consultation, the feedback forms as well as the comments from neighbouring parish councils, landowners, South Oxfordshire District Council and statutory consultees will be examined and amendments made.



The plan will then be presented to an independent examiner before going to a referendum in September.

The draft plan recommends seven sites in the village where at least 138 homes could be built between now and 2027. It also examines issues of traffic and transport, employment and leisure and recreational provision.

Residents who missed the exhibitions can still give their views on the draft plan.

Cllr Greenwood said, “It is very important that residents look at the draft and send in their feedback. That’s what the consultation is about - people having their say.”

Copies can be found at the village hall in Wood Lane, the library in Grove Road or via www.scpc-ndp.co.uk

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