Public Consultation 2019 – Surgery for Q&A’s Merry Bells Saturday 15th June 10 – 3pm – final responses required by 21st June 2019

ByMark Davies

Public Consultation 2019 – Surgery for Q&A’s Merry Bells Saturday 15th June 10 – 3pm – final responses required by 21st June 2019

07 May 2019 to 21 June 2019

Second and Final Pre-submission Public Consultation of the Draft Neighbourhood Plan

During this time there will be the following events:

Public Presentation and Exhibit at Wheatley Primary School Saturday 25th May 6.30 for 7.00 – 8.30 pm

Surgery and Final Questions and Answers at Merry Bells on Saturday 15th June 10.00 – 3.00pm

This Consultation is the final opportunity for you to comment on/respond to the Draft Wheatley Neighbourhood Plan and the associated Environmental Report.

Find documentation, below, on this page or hard copies at:

Wheatley. Available at Wheatley Public Library, Wheatley Parish Council Office and in the Merry Bells Coffee Room (all within the Merry Bells building complex).

Holton. Available at Holton Parish Council Office (by appointment 01865 872334) and at Holton Village Hall.

Please respond by 21st June 2019

Email :
Letters: Responses to WNP, WPC Office, 89 High St, Wheatley, OX33 1XP
and WNP, HPC Office, Home Farm House, Holton, OX33 1QA
twitter: @wheatleyplan



Wheatley Neighbourhood Plan Draft 2019 WNP_document_v37

Appendix 1 WNP_Appendix 1_Wheatley_character V4

Appendix 2 WNP_Appendix 2_Site Selection V10

Environmental Report Wheatley NP – Env Report 190507

Environmental Report – Non Technical Summary Wheatley NP – Env Report NTS 190507


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1 Comment so far

Doug lamontPosted on  2:34 pm - May 29, 2019

I am generally in full support of this excellent, comprehensive and detailed plan for Wheatley, which shows vision and imagination whilst maintaining a totally professional and credible approach.
I would, however make the following observations; Firstly, Many people in the village are unclear as to the need or viability of creating a new village hall when there are already adequate venues within the village centre such as the Merry Bells.Sites for any new building would clearly not be available at the heart of the village.
Secondly, I am concerned by the assertion that no new development should be approved before and unless a new burial ground is provided. There is no legal requirement and no responsibility for any level of administration to provide burial grounds and whilst it is clearly desirable the plan will make itself a hostage to fortune should a suitable burial ground not be available, The Parish Council has already spent significant funds on researching sites within the village non of which has , so far, met the requirements of the environment agency and this includes land at “WHE15 ( miss Thom’s field). Additionally, it is not entirely clear that the taxpayers of Wheatley would support the very large investment in creating a burial ground ( in excess of £150,000) in order to facilitate what is a maximum of 8-10 burials per year.
Finally, The future of the OBU Wheatley campus is clearly crucial to the future of the plan and it is vital that the plan is approved on the basis that the current SODC local plan proposals for it under Strat14 are maintained or improved.

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