Update December 2016
Having spent the last year since the Residents Questionnaire collating evidence and completing the Baseline Assessment and Scoping Report, we are now embarking upon the next phase in the completion of our Plan.
With your help we have compiled a list of objectives to help achieve the chosen mission statement:
To protect and enhance the rural identity and heritage of our village whilst ensuring its future sustainability
And must now turn them into Policies, compliant with the Vale’s Local Plan Part 1. Then in a few months’ time these will be put to you all for approval via a referendum.
With advice from the Vale, we have chosen to follow the path recently used successfully by Blewbury Parish Council involving the production of
- A character assessment of our village at present
- A landscape assessment of our surroundings and
- A housing survey, to identify our future needs
In the New Year we will be distributing another Residents Questionnaire seeking more data and your opinions relating to existing and future housing within our Parish.
Once again we will be asking for your assistance in distributing and completing this important piece of work.
The current NDP group is a mix of Councilors and residents that came together originally early in 2015. If you would like to join us, as we embark on the final phase, please contact us, either via our clerk or our website: https://steventonnp.wordpress.com ,or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowledge of the history of various plots of Communal Land within our village
The PC has identified various sites around the village, it wishes to register in order to protect it from development. If you have lived in one particular area of the village for over 25 years and can accurately give an account of how the land has been used, I’d like to hear from you.
Robert Green tel. 831589 or please contact another Parish Councillor
Drainage provision new developments
As part of the research for the Neighbourhood Plan we commissioned a report by HR Wallingford on the type and
suitability of the drainage (SuDS) installed in the new housing developments. You can read it here.
The report was forwarded to the Head of Planning at the Vale of White Horse and we eventually received a letter in response and a report from their drainage consultants. You can read the letter and the report.
Where we are now:
Update on progress: Steventon 2030
We are considering a change of direction that will still provide a Neighbourhood Plan but at less cost and with no site allocations.
Open meeting Monday 6th June The presentation is available here as a pdf.
Please give us your comments on progress
Where we started:
Steventon is starting to develop a Neighbourhood Plan and needs your help.
We are setting up contacts on Twitter and Facebook and a dedicated website follow this link Steventon Neighbourhood Plan
The Parish Plan completed in 2004 can be read here and a summary of the aims here The Neighbourhood Plan will have many similarities and updates but will also be scrutinised by the Vale of White Horse District Council and approved as complying with the Local Plan. It will then be part of the planning system and areas designated as preferred by it will take precedence for development.