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East Hanney Parish Council

Serving the people of East Hanney

Clerk: Guy Langton
12 Brookside, East Hanney
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 OJL

Tel: 01235 867403

  • Image: The Black Horse, East Hanney

    The Black Horse, East Hanney

    The Black Horse Public House, Main Street, East Hanney.

  • Image: St James the Less (former)

    St James the Less (former)

    The deconsecrated St James the Less, Main Street. East Hanney.

  • Image: Dandridge Mill

    Dandridge Mill

    A former silk mill now private dwellings in East Hanney.

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Latest News

Residents invited to comment on Vale’s Local Plan Part 2

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:42 by Guy Langton

Vale of White Horse District Council has published part 2 of its Local Plan and invited residents to read it and send their comments in before 22 November.

The comments will then be submitted along with the Plan to the Secretary of State in the New Year. It will then be examined by a planning inspector later next year.

The council adopted part one of the Plan in 2016, which deals with the main strategic housing sites for the district, and identifies the main infrastructure that would be needed to support the new communities. Part 2 deals with more detailed policies the council will use to decide planning applications over the life of the Plan. More »

Part 2 also includes some housing sites the council has allocated to help deal with the city council's inability to meet its need for houses.

During the development of both parts of the Plan, the council has received thousands of comments from residents and organisations, which have helped shaped the Plan. Anybody who wants to have their comments submitted to the Secretary of State, should comment at this stage, even if they have done so previously.

This is a more technical stage of the process and the planning inspector will give more weight to comments based on the technical "soundness" of the Plan – the council has created a short video and a guidance note to explain what this means, to help residents provide effective comments.

The Plan, video, guidance note and details on how to comment are available at www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/LPP2

Cllr Roger Cox, cabinet member for Planning at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: "We are very grateful for the comments we have had so far, which have helped us shape the Plan. This is now the final chance to have your say on part 2 of our Local Plan and I'd strongly encourage anybody who wants the planning inspector to read their comments to do so now."

The council is inviting residents to come along and find out more about the Plan at a series of drop-in events and public meetings throughout October and November at the following locations:

Exhibitions from 4 to 6.30pm followed by public meetings from 7 to 8.30pm

  • Monday 6 November: Abingdon and Witney College, Abingdon Campus, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG
  • Tuesday 14 November: Corn Exchange, Gloucester Street, Faringdon, SN7 7JA
  • Wednesday 15 November: Harwell Village Hall, High Street, Harwell, OX11 0EX

Time is running out to have your say on proposed housing delivery strategy

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:28 by Guy Langton

People in South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse are reminded that they only have until midnight on Monday 23 October to submit their comments on the proposed Joint Housing Delivery Strategy.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have published the draft strategy which sets out how they are proposing to meet the significant challenge of delivering thousands of new homes over the next 14-16 years. More »

To view and comment on the proposed strategy visit www.southoxon.gov.uk/housingstrategy2017 or www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk/housingstrategy2017.

If you require assistance to complete the survey, or would like a paper copy, please contact the councils' housing team on 01235 422451 or email housing@southandvale.gov.uk.

Parish councils in areas where neighbourhood plans are being prepared are asked to seek the views of the neighbourhood planning group when responding to this consultation.

Cllr Lynn Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Housing at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: "Delivering the new homes required will be a significant challenge and one we will only meet if the public sector, local communities and the house building industry work together. We've already received a good response to the consultation but it is important that we receive the views of as many people as possible to ensure the new strategy is suitable to help us meet the wide variety of needs."

Cllr Elaine Ware, Cabinet Member for Housing at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: "The Joint Housing Delivery Strategy will be a key document for many years to come so it's important people have their say before it is adopted by the councils later this year."

About the proposed strategy

The number of new homes proposed in each district is set out in the councils' respective adopted and emerging local plans. The councils' proposed Joint Housing Delivery Strategy will work alongside the respective local plans to guide how these new homes will be delivered and ensure that the types of homes provided meet the various needs of our communities.

The draft strategy represents a significant change to the way the councils will work with partners to get new homes built. If the strategy is adopted the councils will adopt an 'enabler role' to ensure that the required number of new homes can be delivered, which are also of the right type to meet local need, and built at the right time in the locations allocated in the respective local plans.

Notes for editors:

Challenges to delivering new homes

A number of factors determine how quick and easy it is to deliver new homes, including capacity within the house building industry, the availability of sufficient land, and the availability of funding to provide affordable housing and infrastructure.

The proposed strategy sets out how the councils will overcome these challenges by working with landowners, developers, local communities and infrastructure providers to ensure that the new homes can be delivered as quickly as possible while also meeting the needs of our communities.

For information on the councils' local plans please visit southoxon.gov.uk/newlocalplan or whitehorsedc.gov.uk/localplan » Less

Reminder yellow letter – press notice

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 11:14 by Guy Langton

Last month South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils sent out yellow letters asking residents to confirm the details of the people living at each address.The councils have had a great response so far with over 70 per cent of residents in South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils completing their forms.However, they still need to hear back from over 30,000 households on who is living at their property. The councils need this information to make sure everyone who is eligible to vote can do so in future elections.To help prompt people to send this information back the district councils have started to phone residents direct and are sending out reminder letters. Residents will know when they receive the letter – it has both district council's logo on the envelope with the letter on bright yellow paper.Everyone is being encouraged to confirm their details now. If households wait they are likely to receive a visit early next month.Eric Batts, legal and democratic services cabinet member for Vale of White Horse District Council said, "We are grateful to all vale residents that have responded to their yellow letter. We urge everyone to go online or complete their form and return to us as soon as possible."Elizabeth Gillespie, legal and democratic services cabinet member for South Oxfordshire District Council said, "We are very pleased to have had such a good response so far, for which we are very thankful. We are hoping that the imminent reminder letter and telephone calls to those who have not yet replied will prompt completion of the process."Households must confirm their details, even if they haven't changed. This is a legal requirement and by not responding it could lead to a £1,000 fine.Where possible people can do online – it's quicker and easier and saves time. Please visit www.householdresponse.com/southandvale and use the reference code included in the letter.