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.

Meetings of the Planning Committee were held online during the Covid lockdowns.  They have now returned to face to face meetings but they can be viewed online either live or afterwards: find the meeting page on the Vale website, open the Agenda and click on the link. Members of the public wishing to address a meeting can do so via videolink.

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