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As Cumnor Parish residents or others with an interest in the Neighbourhood Area, you are invited to review and comment on the Pre-Submission version of Cumnor Parish’s Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP). Copies of the draft Plan and reports of supporting Evidence Studies are posted on the Cumnor Parish Council website :


You will also be able to inspect paper copies during the usual opening hours at:


  • Botley Library

  • Dean Court Community Centre

  • Farmoor Stores


The Regulation 14 consultation opened on Friday 3rd January 2020 at 9am and will run for a period of 6 weeks until 5pm Friday 14th February 2020

Details on how to respond can be found on the Parish Council website.


All feedback will be acknowledged. Comments will be considered and resulting action included in a Consultation Statement which will accompany the Submission version of the Plan to Vale of White Horse District Council (VOWHDC) for the remaining stages of its development. 


Please take the time to read the Plan and advise us of any changes you feel could improve the draft document. Your feedback is important in giving us confidence that we are correctly interpreting the wishes of the community as well as complying with the National Planning Policy Framework and Vale of White Horse’s existing and emerging Local Plan policies.  


Thank you for supporting the Cumnor Parish NDP project.


Welcome to the Cumnor Neighbourhood Plan website. Cumnor Parish Neighbourhood Plan is led by Cumnor Parish Council and is being created by local volunteers who are interested in their local area and keen to have a positive impact on planning policy in the future. If you would like to get involved, either on the Steering Group to advise and guide direction or you have a particular interest such as Local Green Spaces or local business, then the contact details can be found in each section. 


What is a Neighbourhood Plan?

The Neighbourhood Plan is a blueprint for how we want our community to look like over the next 15 years. It will be developed by volunteers in the local community who are interested in preserving and enhancing the environment, the economy, our housing and the infrastructure that goes with it. If you would like to know more about Neighbourhood Planning, click here for some excellent resources and case studies from


If you are reading this, you are already getting involved. Click on any of the pages, read more about what is happening and contact us via email, our Facebook page or on Twitter using the username @MyCumnor and get involved!

Our plan will be made up of a number of policies that will carry equal weight with the recently adopted Local Plan Part 1, and can cover areas such as

  • the location, density and design of new homes

  • the protection, and enhancement of, local green spaces and sensitive environments such as The Hurst

  • the promotion of more sustainable transport

  • ensuring we have the right school, community and medical facilities in place for a growing population, and in place before or alongside housing development

  • the identification of economic opportunities that provide jobs for local people and do not detract from currently thriving independent businesses

  • preserve and enhance Cumnor Parish's rich and varied heritage.

The map on the left shows the entire boundary of Cumnor Parish. It is made up of 4 wards - Farmoor, Dean Court, Cumnor Hill and Cumnor Village.


The original boundary was established to reflect the 4 tithings, hence to the north extends to the back of Wytham Wood, south west out to Chilswell Farm, to the south at Henwood and east to Dean Court which has the highest density of the Parish population at 42% of nearly 7,000 residents. 75% of the Parish is farmland. A large Reservoir sits to the north west of the Parish and was built in 1967.

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