Planning Groups

The task of making the plan has been split between a number of working groups made up of members of the Parish Council and residents. If you would like to get involved please get in touch.

Steering Group

The Steering Group will lead the plan making process. It will draw on input from the Planning Groups then produce a series of draft Plan documents for review by the community. Formally the Steering Group is a Working Group of East Hagbourne Parish Council.

The Steering Group is comprised of: Crispin Topping (Chair); Bill Barksfield ; Sally Barksfield ; Andy Barmer ; Frances Clay ; Iain Duff ; Anne Dunsdon ; David Rickeard ; Justine Wood ; Marcus Wood.

The below groups will research into their areas of interest. They will ask the community for guidance through meetings and questionnaires. They will then draft relevant elements of the Plan, including policies. This work will be fed back to the Steering Group for final drafting.

As the groups come together, their specific terms of reference will be agreed. We will publish these below.


Housing Needs

Policies for house building within Local Plan policy (infilling), Didcot expansion.


Heritage and Character

Maintaining our Heritage and Character while meeting modern needs.


Community Vitality

Maintaining our volunteer ethos, local work opportunities, broadband


Road Safety and transport

Road safety in the village, footpaths, impacts of Didcot growth


Green Infrastructure and environment

A sustainable rural environment, wildlife, greenspaces for recreation, views.