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


SODC responds to Benson residents’ concerns and rejects plan for 120 houses

On 24 May South Oxfordshire District Council rejected an application to build 120 houses on land south of Watlington Road (BEN5).

Many Benson residents objected to the plan including over 25 who attended the planning committee meeting.

Parish Councillor Jon Fowler said: “The village was firmly opposed to plans that undermined their Neighbourhood Plan which is nearing completion. It is great news that the council listened to their concerns and rejected the proposal. Benson can now get on with seeing the Neighbourhood Plan through to adoption.”