As part of South Oxfordshire’s Core Strategy for housing, it has been determined that Goring will need to find space for at least another 86 dwellings, and possibly even more, in the next 10 years.
The community of Goring has two options. The first is to allow South Oxfordshire District Council to decide where these dwellings will go. The second, which we have elected to take, is to make the decision ourselves, through a democratic and transparent process known as a Neighbourhood Plan – this is a relatively new approach, introduced by the government a few years ago, to enable communities like ours to have a real say in what happens to their environment.
This website tells you all you need to know about the Goring Neighbourhood Plan.
The Steering Group commissioned Bramhill to visit site GNP6 to undertake a site visit to areas they had not been previously able to view, to answer some specific questions and to review their initial and supplemental report and advise of any changes they may wish to make following the site visit. The report can be found here.
SODC have recently undertaken a consultation on their 2nd preferred options Local Plan 2033. The Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group reviewed the document and supporting evidence and submitted a number of comments. The full text of all the comments can be found here.