Draft Plan now live

After many months of hard work a draft of the Neighbourhood Plan is now available for people to see. You can read it here.

In time this draft will be amended and completed before the community are asked to comment on it through a formal consultation. The Steering Group very much look forward to receiving feedback.

Call for sites now open

The public meeting on Thursday 14th September to discuss the allocation process was attended by over 70 people. The Steering Group was assisted by Ricardo Rios of SODC who explained the background and answered questions. There will now be a call for sites, which will be a 28-day period beginning on the 14th September, followed by an objective evaluation based on pre-defined criteria to assess whether development is suitable, available and achievable.

Preview and download the Call for Sites Form here. 

Preview and download a copy of the presentation given by Crispin and Ricardo.

Preview and download a report from the meeting on 14th September. 

Residents attend public meeting on 14th September

Character Assessment now online

We are delighted to share the final version of the East Hagbourne Village Character Assessment and Landscape Study. This has been a lot of work and its publication is a great step forward for the Neighbourhood Plan.

You can see the document on this link.

Plan update meeting

If you missed the plan update meeting and want to see what was presented you can see Crispin’s powerpoint here.

There was plenty of discussion too. There’s some minutes from the meeting on this link.




Heritage & Landscape Character Assessment Workshop

2oth February 2017, 7.30pm
The Pavilion, East Hagbourne 

We’ve been busy preparing a Heritage and Landscape Character Assessment. This is an important part of the Plan and it needs your input before its finalised.

On 20th February we will share the results of the Assessment, focusing on key characteristics and local character areas. A summary of the results will be presented by consultants Jeremy Lake and Steve Warnock, after which there will be coffee and break-out sessions. Comments will be recorded and each individual will be requested to fill out a form giving their own ratings of sensitivity to development.

It should be fascinating and we look forward to getting your input.

Comment on the Survey Results

The Neighbourhood Plan team are keen to get as much comment and input from residents as possible. We are particularly interested to hear what people think about the Survey Results and how they think these might inform the Plan’s Vision and Objectives.

A feedback form was handed out at the meeting on the 25th October. If you did not get one, or were not at the meeting please download it here. Once complete email it back or print it out and drop through Crispin’s door at 12 Main Road.

Alternatively simply email your thoughts to info@easthagbourneplan.net .


Survey Results Meeting a Great Success

Over 50 residents attended the Survey Results meeting at Hagbourne Village Hall. It was very good turn out and a very interesting evening with an attentive and engaged audience.

Chair of the Steering Group, Crispin Topping, presented a top level overview of the Survey results. Then people had the opportunity to review the full results before a lively question and answer session. Crispin then led the group through the Plan’s draft Objectives. Finally Tom McCulloch of Community First Oxfordshire ran though the next steps for the Plan.

Completion of the Survey is an important milestone for the Plan. Thank you to everybody who has taken part.

  • Click on this link to see the Survey results.
  • Click on this link to see the presentation given on the evening.
  • The Plan’s vision and draft objectives are on this page.


Survey Results Presentation

Please come to a meeting where we’ll outline the key themes that have emerged from the Neighbourhood Plan Survey. Tuesday 25th October, 7.30pm, Hagbourne Village Hall

There are many interesting results, and some surprising ones too. Find out what the village said about Our Community, Housing, Traffic and Transport, Environment, Heritage and Character, Housing Need, and Youth Issues.

The Survey results will shape policies within the Neighbourhood Plan so this is a great opportunity to see how the Plan will develop.

Workshop Feedback Now Online

The Steering Group has worked hard to collate feedback from the Policy Workshop event in May 2016. You can see what came up for each of the main Policy areas on the documents page (scroll down to ‘Policy Workshop Feedback’). There are some great ideas and plenty of issues to consider.

The information gained from the Workshop will be used as the Steering Group prepare a Village wide survey. Please watch this space for more information.

Workshop went well!

Well done to everybody that took part in the workshop and launch event at Hagbourne Hall on 6th May.

The meeting was attended by 70 residents. They heard an introduction by Steering Group Chair Crispin, then brief talks by Bill, David, Justine and Iain about each of the policy areas under review. Formalities done the group then spent an hour moving between tables set up for each policy area. There was much debate and discussion while residents completed forms outlining their thoughts. Finally the meeting ended with a 'wash-up' session where steering group members summarised the main points of discussion.

The steering group will now collate and analyse the residents input. And begin the process of drafting policies.

If you missed the event it is not too late to give your input. Please download this form for your policy ideas or pick up a hard copy in the Village Shop.

Here is the presentation used on the evening.

And here's some pictures ...