Overview of Planning

Our planning team monitors applications for planning permission in Abingdon. We focus mainly on proposals affecting Listed Buildings or Conservation Areas but also on any which have an impact on the town as a whole, particularly any major new developments.

If we have any concerns about a proposal we submit them to the Vale of White Horse District Council via their normal consultation process. If necessary we attend and make statements at Planning Committee meetings or Appeal hearings.

Coronavirus Update:   During the lockdown, planning applications are being dealt with either by Vale officers under delegated responsibilities or, in large, complex or controversial cases, by online meetings of the Planning Committee.  These meetings can all be viewed online either live or afterwards (find the meeting page on the Vale website, open the Agenda and click on the link); there is also a facility to register to speak (as for a “real” meeting) and we have used that on a number of occasions to make representations. Arguably the meetings are now more easily accessible than when we had to travel to Wantage or Milton Park to attend them.

Information about recent cases we have taken up can be found here on the Local Applications page.