Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood planning gives us, the community, the power to establish general planning policies for the land in our village.

  • Where do we want new homes?
  • Do we want any offices or other types of building?
  • What should they look like?

Current plan

Neighbourhood Development Plan Pre-submission Consultation

By clicking the link below you can access the Dorchester on Thames Neighbourhood Development Plan Pre-submission stage document.

The consultation period begins on Monday 27th March and lasts for six weeks until Monday 8th May 2017. We encourage you to review our plan and make comments either by post or email by the closing date on 8th May 2017 Comments should be made by email to Chris Hill – Chairman of Dorchester Parish Council using email address:

Alternatively, comments can be made in writing to: The Clerk to the Council, Mr Geoffrey Russell, c/o The Pigeons, 5-7 High Street, Dorchester on Thames, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 7HH.

Please also use these addresses if you have any queries.


Dorchester-on-thames Neighbourhood development plan 2017 [pdf]

Supplementary Documents [pdf]

Appendices [pdf]


Past plan downloads

Dorchester-on-thames Neighbourhood development plan 2016 [pdf | docx]


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Planning event

On Saturday 31st January 2015 there was an all day event in the Village Hall where you could view all the draft policies and comment on what you saw.

There was an introduction and explanatory talks by Margot Metcalfe and Mark Stevenson at 2.30pm and 6pm, and refreshments were served during these times.


To view or download your own personal copy of the proposals please click HERE

Neighbourhood Planning is coming to Dorchester on Thames

Dorchester on Thames Parish Council has submitted a request to undertake a neighbourhood plan in Dorchester.

A neighbourhood plan is a way that the parish council can play a key role in shaping the way Dorchester on Thames develops and grows in the future. It is a new tool created by government to help empower local communities in the planning process.

The first stage of the neighbourhood planning procedure is that once an application has been submitted to undertake one, we as the local planning authority must carry out a consultation to see if the neighbourhood planning area that the parish council want to do the neighbourhood plan in, is appropriate.

We will shortly be conducting a six week consultation seeking views on whether or not the Dorchester on Thames Neighbourhood Plan area is suitable.

The area that the parish council has submitted follows the parish boundary for Dorchester on Thames.

The consultation runs from 20 February – 3 April 2013. You can find out further information on this consultation by visiting

Anyone wanting to comment on the proposals can send through our online consultation portal found at this address.

Any further queries can be directed to

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