Cherwell adopts Bloxham Plan



Section 38A of The Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended)

The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended)

(Please note this i s not a consultation)

As a result of a referendum in favour of the Bloxham Neighbourhood Plan held on 3 November 2016, Cherwell District Council has ‘made’ (brought into legal force) the Bloxham Neighbourhood Development Plan as part of the statutory Development Plan.

The Bloxham Neighbourhood Plan was examined by an Independent Examiner who in her report of 7 July 2016 concluded that subject to modifications the Plan met the required ‘Basic Conditions’ and should proceed to a referendum.

On 5 September 2016 the Council’s Executive considered the Examiner’s report and the Neighbourhood Plan incorporating the Examiner’s modifications and resolved that the Neighbourhood Plan proceed to referendum. The referendum was held in Bloxham Parish where more than 50% of those who voted were in favour of the Plan being used to help decide planning applications.

The District Council considers that the Plan does not breach, nor is incompatible with, EU obligations or any of the Convention rights within the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998 (Section 61E (8) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 & s38A (8) of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 Act, as amended by the Localism Act 2011).

This decision statement confirms that on19 December 2016 Cherwell District Council resolved that the Bloxham Neighbourhood Plan be made. This decision statement, the Plan and details of where they can both be inspected can be viewed on the Council’s website:

Hard copies will also be available to view from 11 January 2017 at the locations below during opening hours:

  • Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX154AA between 9.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday
  • Bloxham Mill Business Centre, Barford Road, Bloxham, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4FF between 9.00am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday

For further information please contact:
Planning Policy Team Strategic Planning and the Economy
Cherwell District Council
Bodicote House Bodicote OX15 4AA
01295 227985

S Smith, Chief Executive

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