Baulking Uffington Neighbourhood Plan
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Scoping Phase


The following activities are normally undertaken during the scoping phase. For our Plan, some of these tasks have been facilitated by the creation of the CLP immediately preceding the NP.  The main activities are:

  • Initiate the Plan Creation Process - the process must be initiated by a 'Qualifying Body'. The NP will be created by a sub-committee of the Uffington Parish Council which is a 'Qualifying Body'; for this purpose the Council includes representation from Woolstone and Baulking Parish Meetings. The VOWH District Council has been informed of our intention to proceed with a NP and has appointed a link/liaison officer.

  • Establish a Steering Group (SG) - the SG has been formed from a core of volunteers carried over from the CLP SG with additional volunteer members from the community.
  • Neighbourhood Area Designation - as part of the scoping phase the neighbourhood area to be covered by the NP must be agreed. The VOWH previously agreed that the three parishes of Uffington, Baulking and Woolstone had sufficient synergy for the CLP to cover all three and this agreement has been carried forward to the NP.
  • Develop the Vision and Objectives - based on the CLP, the SG has produced draft objectives, priorities and a vision for the Three Villages in the future. Togther these can be summarised as:
    • Where are we now?
    • Where do we want to be?
    • What policies do we need to achieve the objectives?
  • Community Engagement - it is essential that the vision, objectives and priorities reflect the wishes of the community before the main work of creating the NP is started. To ensure that this happens, ideas and proposals were gathered from the community at a launch event and through emails and comments on this website.

Developing The Vision and Objectives

The original Vision and Objectives were created by the NPSG.  A community event was held on 21 January 2016 to publicise these to the community and elicit comments and feedback.  More information on this event is given here. Using the feedback obtained, the Vision and Objectives were modified to reflect the views of the wider community. The final version of the Vision and Objectives are shown here


The table below shows how all elements of the vision (broken down in the first column) are aligned with the topics and objectives and how these, in turn, are used to create the 5 focus groups which will look into these areas in more detail, and create any new policies required, during the Delivery Phase.


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