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West Oxfordshire Design Guide

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West Oxfordshire Design Guide – FURTHER CONSULTATION

The purpose of the West Oxfordshire Design Guide is to describe the qualities and characteristics that make West Oxfordshire special – its landscapes, settlements and buildings – and to describe ways in which good design can protect and enrich the character of the District.

The Guide aims to encourage a high standard of design, and to promote new development which respects and fits in with the character of West Oxfordshire. It is intended to provide information to a wide range of potential users, including communities, home- and business-owners, developers and agents, planning officers and local Members.

A new Design Guide has been produced, with the intention that this replaces the 2006 original. The new draft Design Guide was subject to an initial phase of external consultation between 14 August 2015 and 30 September 2015. Comments received as part of the consultation have resulted in a number of further changes.


We are now seeking your views on the amended draft of the Design Guide. All comments, positive and negative, are welcome. Following consultation, the Design Guide will be adopted as a supplementary planning document early in 2016, and will be used to guide decision making on planning applications in the District. It is important that the views of local people and key stakeholders are taken into account in the preparation of the guide.


Documents are available to download and view below.


You may respond to the consultation by email:, or by filling in the questionnaire at the bottom of the page. Please indicate which part of the document you are referring to and clearly set out your comments in the spaces provided.


This consultation has now closed.

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name West Oxfordshire Design Guide
Dates From 14 Dec 2015 at 00:00 to 22 Jan 2016 at 17:00.
Status Closed
Areas of Interest Core Strategy, Site Allocations, Climate Change, Environment, Town Centres, Employment and Economy, Transport, Tourism, Recreation and Leisure, Gypsies and Travellers
Geographical area District-wide
Contact Details

Richard Wheeler
New Yatt Road,
OX28 1PB

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB