Residents voted overwhelmingly for the Sonning Common Neighbourhood Plan to be adopted following the referendum on Thursday 29 September 2016.

Turnout: 47.6% (from an electorate of 3,006) 

1429 votes cast (3 spoilt papers)

94% of electors voted YES (1,344 votes)

6% voted NO (82 votes)

Thank you

 “I would like to thank all of those residents who turned out to vote in the referendum on the Sonning Common Neighbourhood Plan on Thursday 29 September 2016.

“A turnout of 47.6 per cent of the total electorate and a resounding 94 per cent YES vote was fantastic and will give the Plan additional strength and weight.

“The referendum result was a great tribute to the support residents have given to the SCNDP Working Party over the last four-and-a-half years. It recognises the many consultations and surveys done by residents which provided the framework for the working party to develop an excellent Plan and supporting documents.

“Now that the village has voted overwhelmingly to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan, its policies will have to be given due weight in the consideration of new planning applications by South Oxfordshire District Council.

“A sub-committee of the parish council will be formed to administer and manage your Neighbourhood Plan to ensure that it carries out your wishes for the future development of Sonning Common.”

(Barrie Greenwood, Chairman of the Sonning Common Neighbourhood Development Plan Working Party)


Decision by SODC to adopt the Neighbourhood Plan

South Oxfordshire District Council adopted the Sonning Common Neighbourhood Plan on 13 October 2016, following the successful referendum, See SODC's Decision Statement on the Plan.

SCNDP Decision Statement - 29 July 2016

South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has approved the SCNDP for passing to a referendum among residents. A Decision Statement, setting out the changes that have been made to the SCNDP, has been published on SODC's website. 

SCNDP Final Submission Version - July 2016

The SCNDP has been modified in accordance with the recommendations of the independent Government examiner. See link below:

Sonning Common Neighbourhood Development Plan (SCNDP) – Final Submission Version

The Plan's supporting documents may be viewed under The Plan tab on this website.

Reference copies of the Plan are available for viewing at: The Parish Office, Village Hall, Wood Lane, Sonning Common RG4 9SL. (The office is open from 0930 to 1230 on Mondays or phone 0118 972 3616 to make an appointment) & Sonning Common Library, Grove Road, Sonning Common.

SCNDP Examiner's Report - May 2016

The Sonning Common Neighbourhood Development Plan (SCNDP) has completed its formal examination by an independent Government examiner. See link below:

Sonning Common Neighbourhood Plan Examination. A report to South Oxfordshire District Council by Independent Examiner Nigel McGurk.