The Village has now had it’s say.
SeaJay Designs
Ewelme
The Web Site for our Neighbourhood Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

This new page has been added as a means to document some of the

 relevant questions that have been asked during the compilation of

our Neighbourhood Plan. The associated answers will hopefully

provide a better understanding of what is being intended.

Additional questions will also be welcomed by pressing the button below,

which should open your email editor already addressed to the NP committee .

Q  Why have you chosen a Village Envelope? A The Village Envelope has been defined using an Ordnance Survey map to provide an objective assessment of the built up area in Ewelme today. It is intended to provide a line outside of which development is not desirable and therefore protects both the village and the farm land surrounding Ewelme.   Q Do we need any more housing? A The official requirement small villages (as is Ewelme) is for at least a 5% increase in dwelling numbers since the 2011 census. In fact, Ewelme has almost achieved this increase but our survey indicated that there is still a requirement for smaller and more affordable houses in the village. Our Neighbourhood Plan makes provision for limited additional housing.   - what about Affordable Housing? A There is no requirement for large scale development in Ewelme which would be the normal route for securing a percentage to be built as Affordable Houses. However, we are pursuing the possible use of an Exception Site for this purpose which would require a landowner willing to sell land, a Housing Needs survey identifying a number of people meeting the requirement for affordable homes and an amenable Housing Association to develop the plot. By definition an Exception Site does not necessarily comply with all the usual planning rules and is limited to a very small number of Affordable Houses.   Q Will The Neighbourhood Plan really make any difference? A In the absence of an adopted/agreed plan, Ewelme is vulnerable to development over which we have no control. The Parish Council and SODC will use the Neighbourhood Plan to inform their decisions on planning applications..   If you also have a question or comment, click the button to open a pre-addressed email form.
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Ewelme
The Web Site of our Neighbourhood Plan
The Village has has now had it’s say.
SeaJay Designs

Frequently Asked Questions

This new page has been added as a means to document some of the

 relevant questions that have been asked during the compilation of

our Neighbourhood Plan. The associated answers will hopefully

provide a better understanding of what is being intended.

Additional questions will also be welcomed by pressing the button below,

which should open your email editor already addressed to the NP committee .

Q  Why have you chosen a Village Envelope? A The Village Envelope has been defined using an Ordnance Survey map to provide an objective assessment of the built up area in Ewelme today. It is intended to provide a line outside of which development is not desirable and therefore protects both the village and the farm land surrounding Ewelme.   Q Do we need any more housing? A The official requirement small villages (as is Ewelme) is for at least a 5% increase in dwelling numbers since the 2011 census. In fact, Ewelme has almost achieved this increase but our survey indicated that there is still a requirement for smaller and more affordable houses in the village. Our Neighbourhood Plan makes provision for limited additional housing.   - what about Affordable Housing? A There is no requirement for large scale development in Ewelme which would be the normal route for securing a percentage to be built as Affordable Houses. However, we are pursuing the possible use of an Exception Site for this purpose which would require a landowner willing to sell land, a Housing Needs survey identifying a number of people meeting the requirement for affordable homes and an amenable Housing Association to develop the plot. By definition an Exception Site does not necessarily comply with all the usual planning rules and is limited to a very small number of Affordable Houses.   Q Will The Neighbourhood Plan really make any difference? A In the absence of an adopted/agreed plan, Ewelme is vulnerable to development over which we have no control. The Parish Council and SODC will use the Neighbourhood Plan to inform their decisions on planning applications..   If you also have a question or comment, click the button to open a pre-addressed email form.
Email Your Question Here Email Your Question Here