Welcome to the Benson Neighbourhood Plan
The Benson Neighbourhood Plan is being developed by the villagers of Benson for the villagers of Benson with the support of the Parish Council. This is our opportunity as a community to shape the future of our village. Your involvement in helping us to develop our Neighbourhood Plan over the coming months is crucial, thank you for your interest.
We will add further content to the website at regular intervals so do check back for new information.
The Benson Neighbourhood Plan Team
Questions to the Neighbourhood Team from The Examiner for the Benson plan
Important Notice – Appeal Hearing for BEN5
The Benson Plan – a message from South Oxfordshire District Council.
Dear Sir / Madam
Benson Parish Council has developed and submitted its Neighbourhood Plan to South Oxfordshire District Council.
We are now inviting comments on the plan and supporting documents during a publicity period running from Wednesday 13 December 2017 until Midnight on Sunday 28 January 2018.
You can view the Neighbourhood Plan and supporting documents on our website, www.southoxon.gov.uk/benson.
Hard copies of the documents are available to view at Benson Library (Castle Square, Benson), Benson Parish Council’s office (Sunnyside, Benson) and South Oxfordshire District Council’s office (135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon) during usual opening hours.
How to comment on the draft Neighbourhood Plan:
We encourage those responding to the consultation to use our online survey: here
If you do not wish to use our online survey, responses can also be made by:
email to email@example.com
post to Planning Policy, South Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB
Please be aware that all the comments that we receive will be publicly available and your name may be displayed.
When commenting, you should bear in mind that the examiner will mainly assess the plan against the ‘basic conditions’. These are set out in one of the draft Neighbourhood Plan’s supporting documents – titled ‘Basic Conditions Statement’ – available on our website.
After the consultation closes, the draft Neighbourhood Plan, supporting documents and the comments received will be sent for independent examination.
The majority of examinations are expected to be through written representations, however the independent examiner will decide whether there is a need for a public examination.
The online survey asks for your views on whether there should be a public examination on the Benson Neighbourhood Plan. If you are emailing or writing to us, you can state whether you think there should be a public examination, as well as the specific reasons for the request. You can also request to be notified of South Oxfordshire District Council’s final decision to make (formally adopt) the Benson Neighbourhood Plan.
Thank you in advance for participating. If you have any queries, please contact South Oxfordshire District Council’s Planning Policy team on 01235 422600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Engagement Officer, South Oxfordshire District Council
St Helen’s Avenue Appeal
Benson Plan Team
Benson Plan September Update