We are delighted that on 9th of March 2016, the hydro scheme was granted full planning permission following a unanimous vote of support from planning officers at South Oxfordshire District Council.

The decision notice can be found here: decision-notice

The full details of the planning application are available on the SODC planning portal.

Planning Application: P15-S52946-FUL

However, following years of supporting the scheme, Goring Parish Council has decided to seek a judicial review of the process by which SODC considered the planning application. Further details can be found here.


The original planning application was registered with SODC on 30 October 2012, but was withdrawn on 25 February 2013 to allow more time for discussion with the Environment Agency.

The full set of planning documents, which were submitted with the original application,  can be read and/or downloaded from the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) planning portal. Click on the link below.

Planning Application: P12/S2609/FUL