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South Oxfordshire Local Plan - Second Preferred Options Consultation

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) would like your help to plan for how they deal with the need for new houses and employment in South Oxfordshire.
They will shortly publish the latest draft of their new Local Plan which explains where, and why, they consider new houses and employment should be located up until the year 2033. It also explains how they will raise money to provide infrastructure for things like roads, schools, leisure centres, parks and shops.
Public consultation
You can read the draft Local Plan on the council’s website from Wednesday 29 March at www.southoxon.gov.uk/localplan. You’ll also be able to find out more information about the plan, including details on how to provide your feedback. Paper copies of the plan will be available at libraries across the district as well as at SODC’s office during usual opening hours.
The Local Plan will be available for you to comment on for seven weeks until 17 May 2017 – the standard consultation period has been extended by one week to allow for the Easter holiday. SODC is also holding some drop-in events where you can come and view the plans for yourselves and ask any questions you might have.
Drop-in events
 Didcot - Cornerstone, 1pm – 7pm on Wednesday 5 April 2017
 Wallingford - Regal Centre, 3pm – 7pm on Friday 7 April 2017
 Thame – Barns Centre, 10am – 4pm on Saturday 8 April 2017
 Henley – The Christ Church Centre, 10am - 4pm on Saturday 22 April 2017
For more information, please email planning.policy@southoxon.gov.uk or call 01235 422600.

The Annual Parish Meeting to be held at the Peppard War Memorial Hall has had to be changed to the 29th April, the speaker is to be Dr Mark Page from the Victoria County History. Full details can be found on the attached poster here.
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