Cholsey Development Plan
This site is here to make sure you are fully informed and that our goals for Cholsey to be a vibrant, safe and caring community where residents enjoy living, working and feel valued, with a sustainable local economy and a high quality environment for everyone to enjoy

To achieve this we will need new homes that are built in manageable numbers and are appropriate for the community and designed to add to the beauty of our village and countryside; roads, paths and cycle-ways are safe and pavements, drains, and other parts of the infrastructure are kept in good condition and the community spirit and involvement is actively encouraged and reflected in a Plan that allows us to control the future of Cholsey Parish
The best way to defend our community is for all the local community to work together with a single voice     

Comments invited on the Cholsey Neighbourhood Plan​

Cholsey Parish Council is working on a neighbourhood plan, which it has submitted to South Oxfordshire District Council.
We are inviting comments on the plan and supporting documents during a six-week publicity period from Thursday 31 May until 5pm on Thursday 12 July 2018. 
You can view the neighbourhood plan and supporting documents at www.southoxon.gov.uk/cholsey.

Hard copies are available to view at Cholsey Parish Council, The Pavillion, Station Road, Cholsey OX10 9PT between 9am and 1pm Monday to Friday. To view the documents outside of these times, please [email protected] or call 01491 652255.

The documents are also available to view at SODC’s office, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SB between 8.30am and 5pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays. 

How to comment:
We encourage you to use our online questionnaire which is available here: http://survey.southandvale.gov.uk/s/Cholsey/. A PDF of your response will be emailed to you upon completion. 

Responses can also be made by:

emailing [email protected]
writing to South Oxfordshire District Council at the above address
completing a comment form (available at the above venues) and posting or emailing it back to SODC

Please note: as the neighbourhood planning process includes an independent examination, your name and address are required for your comments to be considered.  The majority of examinations are expected to be through written representations, however the examiner will decide whether there is a need for a public examination.

When making your comments, you can state your views on this and the reasons for the request. You can also request to be notified of our final decision to adopt the Cholsey Neighbourhood Plan.

How your personal details will be used

Should you respond to the publicity period, your name, address and comments will be forwarded to the independent examiner. This is required by the regulations covering neighbourhood plans. We have received assurance that the data will be kept securely and not used for any other purpose.  The examiner will retain the data until we have made the relevant statutory decisions on whether to adopt the plan and the deadline for a Judicial Review has passed, which is six weeks after the decision notice has been published. South Oxfordshire District Council will hold the data in perpetuity.
If you submit comments they will be published on our website along with your name. If you are responding as an individual rather than a company or organisation, we will not publish your address or any details other than your name and comments.  

Thank you in advance for participating. If you have any queries, please contact Planning Policy on 01235 422600 or email [email protected]
Kind regards

Jodie Wales
Community Engagement Officer, South Oxfordshire District Council ​

New Documentation Available
Cholsey Neighbourhood Plan
A change of approach

We are consulting you again as we wish to change where new houses should be built in Cholsey. SODC now indicate that we need to have at least 175 new homes in Cholsey, previously you told us there should be no more than 300 new homes & many people felt it should be fewer than this.

In the last consultation we suggested around half of the land between Fairmile & Celsea Place known as CHOL2 should be used for 250 homes & a shop & community buildings including a pre-school.

Despite an initial openness to developing the site in line with community views the landowners & developers are only interested in building out the whole of CHOL2 with around 550 dwellings together with a neighbourhood centre with shops & a community building. We do not believe this fits with the communities wishes for this site or the village, it will also put severe pressure on services including the primary school & medical facilities.

The steering group has compared this option with other options in Cholsey.  We have decided that a package of smaller sites will better fit with the communities’ aspirations as communicated to us through earlier plan consultations. The sites provide for 186 new homes & include:

Land to the north of Rothwells Close together with land to the east of houses along Wallingford Road (sites known as CHOL1 & CHOL7) for around 162 homes. (an appeal is pending on part of this land but our proposal is for fewer homes than the appeal). 
Boshers Yard off Reading Road for around 10 homes, 
Land at Fairmile (the nursery site) for 14 new homes (permission was granted on this site in December 2017).

As part of our proposals we still want to provide new community facilities including a second pre-school & children’s centre, a satellite surgery if the medical practice will agree, improved parking at the station & improvements to safety & the environment around the shops at The Forty.