Summertown and St Margaret's Neighbourhood Plan

Summertown and St. Margaret's Neighbourhood Plan 

The Summertown and St. Margaret’s Forum has prepared a Neighbourhood Plan for the Summertown and St. Margaret’s Neighbourhood Area.

The Summertown and St. Margaret’s Neighbourhood Plan (SSMNP) was taken to City Executive Board on 10th April 2019 with the recommendation to Council that the SSMNP be ‘made’. Full Council met on 29th April 2019 and duly ‘made’ the Neighbourhood Plan, which now comes into force as part of the Development Plan for the area concerned following its approval at Referendum. The Plan was successful at the Referendum, which took place on  7th March 2019 with approximately 93% of voters approving the Plan.

The Plan comprises ‘spatial’ and ‘community’ policies that show how the community wishes to grow and develop over the coming years.

Documents relating to the earlier stages of the Neighbourhood Plan preparation can be found below: 

Referendum Documents - Publication of the Examiner’s Report and Regulation 18 (2) Decision Statement

Referendum supporting documents


An Examiner (Andrew Ashcroft) was appointed to carry out the Examination of the Plan. The Examiner prepared a 'clarification' note, attached below, which raised certain points that he wanted the Forum to clarify before coming to a view on particular policies. The forum has consequently responded to the clarification note, and this document can also be found below. 

Summertown and St. Margaret’s Neighbourhood Forum Re-designation Public Consultation

The Summertown and St. Margaret’s Neighbourhood Area and Forum was approved by Oxford City Council on the 22nd January 2014. The Forum as a ‘qualifying body’ lasts for 5 years and ceased on 22nd January 2019. A public consultation for the re-designation of the Forum and its Area is now subject to an application which will now take place for the statutory 6 week period from 29th January 2019 to 12th March 2019.

The application documents are also available to view during opening hours at:

  • Summertown Library; and
  • North Oxford Association Community centre 

Comments: should be sent by email to

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 

Any comments made publicly available as a result of the Summertown and St Margaret's Neighbourhood Plan consultation can be withdrawn at any time in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. 

Any comments that have been submitted will be provided to the appointed inspector for examination in accordance with The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012,.  Any personal details will be used for these purposes alone. All personal details will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, and only used in relation to this Neighbourhood Development Plan. 

If you wish for us to erase any personal information or comments provided via the comment forms, you have the right to do so at any time. If you wish to do so, please state your request to erase your personal information by emailing: