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Thame and Exeter St James Neighbourhood Plan Yes Votes

Nigel Farage’s views on this are not yet known but Thame and Exeter St James have voted yes in the next neighbourhood plan referendums, after the yes vote in Upper Eden. In Thame the Referendum was held on Thursday 2 May 2013. The question which was asked in the Referendum was: “Do you want South Oxfordshire District Council to use the Neighbourhood Plan for the Thame Area to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?” Response Votes YES 2779 NO 855 TURNOUT 39.8 per cent On a much poorer turnout, than Thame, Exeter St James has voted yes in their neighbourhood plan referendum. Yes 92% No 6.2% Turnout 20.8% Kirkwells are one of the country’s leading independent experts on neighbourhood … Continue reading

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Landmark: Neighbourhood Plan to Decide on Housing Sites

In a landmark decision the Inspector’s report in to the South Oxfordshire Core Strategy has recommended deleting a strategic land allocation and devolving all housing allocations to the Thame Neighbourhood Plan. In March 2011 the Core Strategy for South Oxfordshire District Council was submitted to the Secretary of State with a strategic site allocation of 530 new dwellings to the north west of Thame. It is now recommended this strategic site is deleted. Firstly, because Henley-on-Thames Town Council is a government neighbourhood planning frontrunner and is preparing a Neighbourhood Plan. And, secondly, because the Inspector recognised that: “The strategic allocation has many favourable sustainability credentials. However, it is unclear that it has the scope to accommodate as many as 600 new … Continue reading

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