What is the Wheatley Neighbourhood Plan?

Due to the national housing shortage the need for additional housing development in our area is inevitable. We will receive a draft quota of new housing from South Oxfordshire District Council for discussion later this summer. The Wheatley Neighbourhood Plan (WNP) provides an opportunity for the village to influence where new housing will be located.

The Committee

The Wheatley Neighbourhood Plan Committee convened as a statutory consultation body in January 2016. All committee members are local residents and volunteers and were recruited at public meetings. Visit the Committee page to see who we are!

The Road Map

This website is designed to clearly show and explain the Wheatley Neighbourhood Plan 'Road Map': the details, the process and the timeframe of the neighbourhood plan. We will also be posting regular updates and news items, which you can view below.

The Logo

The logo was designed as part of a competition at Wheatley Park School. The winning logo was designed by Alison Driver and Milly Whittingham, of Wheatley Park School Art Department. The logo shows the outline of the Wheatley Parish and the Green Belt.

FAQ & Links

Have your questions answered and view relevant links:

News & Updates

We will be keeping this section up to date with the latest news:

ByMark Davies 8th November 2023

Wheatley Neighbourhood Plan – then, now, and what happens next…

Schedule for the process from September 2019: 1. Submit to WPC for approval2. Submit to SODC3. Publish by SODC and start of 6 weeks Consultation4

ByMark Davies 12th May 2022

The Road to Adoption

During 2019 there was a change in the political leadership of SODC resulting in the intervention of the Secretary of State and considerable dela

ByMark Davies 12th May 2022

LP2035 and the WNP Review

The SODC Local Plan LP2035, adopted in December 2020, conferred on made Neighbourhood Plans the ability to release Green Belt for development. S

ByMark Davies 15th February 2022

The Evidence Base for the Draft Wheatley Neighbourhood Plan…and Beyond

The evolution of the Neighbourhood Plan since January 2016 has required many meetings, discussions, workshops, reports, surveys and responses, as