What is a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP)?

Sonning Common’s Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) is a community-led framework for guiding the future development of our village.

It allows us to agree, as a community, where development takes place and the type, size and design of new developments. 

It will contain a vision statement, objectives, planning policies, proposals for improving the area and providing new facilities as well as the allocation of sites for development. These sites were put forward by landowners to South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC).

The plan will provide for specific kinds of development - housing, employment, transport and recreation - and must recognise the environmental and social needs of the area.

If successful at referendum, the NDP will become part of the statutory development plan for Sonning Common. It will be a legally-binding document that must be respected by planners, SODC and developers, and will have legal status through the Localism Act