Neighbourhood Plan

Brightwell cum Sotwell Modified Neighbourhood Plan 2011 – 35

Brightwell cum Sotwell Parish Council took the decision to update its neighbourhood plan in November 2021 to bring it in line with new legislation and planning practice. The existing neighbourhood plan has been modified by a sub group of the Parish Council with support from SODC and consultants ONeilHomer alongside a series of public drop in sessions and presentations. The draft modified neighbourhood plan has been written to help inform how future development takes place, based on evidence, to help conserve what is best about the parish of Brightwell cum Sotwell.

This six week public stakeholder consultation is being carried out by the Parish Council and is known as Regulation 14. Details on how to comment and where to view a copy of the plan are found below. Once comments have been received, the plan will be reviewed and passed with its supporting documents to South Oxfordshire District Council where it will be checked against legislation (known as Regulation 15). Responsibility will then rest with SODC which will undertake a further formal consultation (known as Regulation 16) before the plan is subject to formal examination by an independent examiner.

The draft Neighbourhood Plan modifications and supporting documents are available ONLINE at:
Paper copies are available to view in the Parish Office, The Red Lion and the Village Stores (please see the parish council website for opening hours). Two public drop in sessions will be held, in the Stewart Room Village Hall: 10-12am Sat 2 April, 6-8pm Tue 5 April
Please include your name and address in your comments (a copy of the Neighbourhood Plan Privacy Statement is available on request). You can send your comments by email or letter to:
or by post to
The Parish Clerk, The Parish Office, The Village Hall, West End, Brightwell cum Sotwell, OX10 ORY
Please email the Parish Clerk or call 01491 826968 if you need further information on how to comment or where to view a copy of the draft neighbourhood plan

This consultation runs from 21 March – 4th May 2022

Documents for consultation:
•BCS NP Modification Proposals Document 2011 - 35
Local Green Space Addendum
Sustainability Appraisal Addendum
•BCS NP Design Code
Appendix A – Brightwell cum Sotwell Conservation Area Appraisal (information only)
Appendix B – Brightwell cum Sotwell Conservation Area Management Plan (information only)
Appendix C – Brightwell cum Sotwell Community Led Parish Plan 2014-24 (information only)
Appendix D – Brightwell cum Sotwell Views Analysis 2022
Appendix E – Inventory of Assets of Local Heritage Value
•Modification Proposal Statement