Woodcote Plan Volunteers

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SITE EVALUATION SUB GROUP

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE SITE EVAULATION WORKING GROUP

The Site Working Group shall be responsible for the following:

  • Identify potential sites for consideration.
  • Identify assessment criteria taking into account National Planning Policy, Sustainability, EU Regulations, relevant policies in the emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan, and residents views.
  • Develop a site database and electronic assessment system to carry out the evaluation of the sites.
  • Recommend to the Advisory Group a list of sites suitable for development.
  • Participate in a public consultation on the sites.
  • Arrange to review individual site assessments with the landowners/developers.
  • Make any adjustments to the site assessments as necessary arising from the reviews with the landowners/developers.
  • Make recommendations on the sites to the Advisory Group.
  • Provide updates on progress to the Advisory Group.

In carrying out the duties assigned to the group, the following considerations shall apply:

  • The site assessments shall be carried out in a fair, unbiased manner with no pre-determination of the outcome.
  • The site assessments shall be based solely on the criteria and rules agreed with the Advisory Group.
  • Where necessary, members of the Working Group shall seek clarification of the details of a site from the landowner/developer.
  • The Working Group shall also offer landowners/developers the opportunity to provide further clarification of the details of their site.
  • A member of the Working Group with an interest in a site due to proximity, personal or financial connection shall not be involved in the assessment of that site.
  • A member of the Working Group with an interest in a site due to proximity, personal or financial connection shall not be involved in the discussion of the assessment of that site with the landowner/developer.