Published: Monday, 29 April 2024

Oxford City Council has opened consultation on applications for redesignation of the Wolvercote Neighbourhood Forum and Summertown & St Margaret Neighbourhood Forum.

Neighbourhood forums give people a direct say in the development of their area through the creation of neighbourhood plans. Both forum areas have existing adopted neighbourhood plans. 

A neighbourhood plan sets out policies to shape development and use of land in an area. When made and approved by a local referendum, it must be considered in deciding planning decisions. 

The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 requires neighbourhood forums to reapply for designation every five years.  

The consultation relates to the designation of the area covered by the neighbourhood forums rather than their respective neighbourhood plans. Both neighbourhood areas are unchanged from their last designation. 

The consultation is open on the Council’s website and closes at 23:59 on Monday 3 June. 

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