West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031

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Crest Strategic Projects 20 Jul 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 5. PROVIDING NEW HOMES Policy H1 - Amount and Distribution of New Housing

  • Comment ID: 692
Objectively Assessed Housing Need Paragraph 47 of the NPPF states that: "To boost significantly the supply of housing, local planning authorities should: Use their evidence base to ensure that their Local Plan meets the full, objectively assessed needs for market and affordable housing in the housing market area, as far as is consistent with the policies set out in this Framework, including identifying key sites which are critical to the delivery of the housing strategy over the plan period".
Crest Strategic Projects 20 Jul 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 Carterton Strategy Alternative Options

  • Comment ID: 693
Alternative sites Various strategic site options have been consulted upon and promoted through the plan preparation process and also tested through a process of Sustainability Appraisal (SA). The following site options were considered at the Pre-Submission Draft Local Plan Strategic Site Options Assessment stage: - North Carterton (Kilkenny Farm) - West Carterton - REEMA Central, Carterton - North Witney - East Witney - South Witney - North East Witney - East Chipping Norton Of these site opt
Oxfordshire County Council 15 Jun 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 Chipping Norton Strategy Policy CN2 - Chipping Norton Sub-Area Strategy

  • Comment ID: 576
Policy CN2 – Chipping Norton Sub-Area Strategy Propose the following additions to Policy CN2: Identify suitable and appropriate locations for employment in Chipping Norton, whilst taking into consideration that it must deter any additional HGV traffic from travelling through the town centre. Encourage more active forms of travel which will also have health benefits. Provision of a new bus terminal to improve the quality and availability of waiting facilities. Identifying new pedestrian and
Oxfordshire County Council 15 Jun 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 Witney Strategy North Witney Strategic Development Area (SDA) - 1,000 homes (Hailey Parish)

  • Comment ID: 579
Paragraph 9.2.43 states: "Importantly, the West End Link could offer the potential to serve a 'dual' role not only in terms of transport but also in terms of flood risk mitigation – the concept of which has the support of Oxfordshire County Council and the Environment Agency. As this says there is a "potential" for the dual role, how and when will it be decided if the dual role is delivered or not? WEL2 is covered in Policies T2; WIT2; WIT4, however the dual role is not in any policy. The dual r
Oxfordshire County Council 15 Jun 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 Carterton Strategy Policy CA1 - REEMA Central Strategic Development Area (SDA)

  • Comment ID: 573
Policy CA1 – REEMA Central Strategic Development Area (SDA) Policy CA1 needs to include that the site will provide a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan and provide funding to serve the site with high quality public transport and contribute to strategic transport infrastructure serving the town.  
Oxfordshire County Council 15 Jun 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 Carterton Sub-Area Carterton Sub-Area

  • Comment ID: 589
What status will the Carterton Masterplan have e.g. SPD?  
Oxfordshire County Council 15 Jun 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 Carterton Strategy Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 597
After a period of low pupil numbers, Carterton's primary schools have experienced rapid growth in pupil numbers in recent years, and these higher numbers will feed through into the secondary school, removing the current spare capacity there. Future housing growth will need to be accompanied by expansion of primary and secondary school capacity in line with projected pupil generation. Primary school provision - general Existing permissions, smaller SHLAA sites and windfall sites are expected to
Ainscough Strategic Land 08 Jun 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 5. PROVIDING NEW HOMES Policy H1 - Amount and Distribution of New Housing

  • Comment ID: 535
The Amount of Housing 2.2 ASL supports the fact that there is an increase of housing provision when compared to the adopted Local Plan (i.e. 365 to 525). However, it is considered the figure of 10,500 over the 20 year plan period is still below the full objectively assessed needs presented by the Council's own evidence based reports. 2.3 Paragraph 47 of the NPPF and the first bullet point state: 'To boost significantly the supply of housing, local planning authorities should: * Use their evi
Pye Homes Limited (Shores Green) 08 Jun 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 Witney Strategy Policy WIT2 - North Witney Strategic Development Area (1,000 homes)

  • Comment ID: 630
Policy WIT2 (North Witney Strategic Development Area - 1,000 homes) of West Oxfordshire's Local Plan is currently unsound as it is not effective. The North Witney Strategic Development Area has many issues associated with its suitability, which were raised as major concerns at West Oxfordshire Full Council (25 February 2015). The district are aware of the problems and intended to remove this site prior to the meeting however, this was dismissed and North Witney was reluctantly included. The min
Oxfordshire County Council 02 Jun 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 6. SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH Policy E1 - Land for Employment

  • Comment ID: 564
Policy E1 – Land for Employment It is noted that the policy that a further 10ha for employment land is required at Carterton. Land is not allocated for this use. The criteria for what is an 'appropriate location' for employment land at Carterton is unclear as is the process for identifying and allocating sites. Is Policy E1 stating around a further 20ha of employment land needs to be found across the district?
Oxfordshire County Council 02 Jun 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 7. TRANSPORT AND MOVEMENT Policy T1 - Sustainable Transport

  • Comment ID: 566
Policy T1 – Sustainable Transport The last sentence states: "Proposals for new developments that have significant transport implications either in themselves or in combination with other proposals will be required to include a Transport Assessment (TA), and where necessary a travel plan, in accordance with County Council requirements". Consider removing the "where necessary" in relation to travel plans, as any significant development that requires at TA will also require a Travel Plan, as state
Commercial Estates Group 22 May 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 Eynsham - Woodstock Sub-Area Transport

  • Comment ID: 396
Paragraph 9.5.16 outlines that car parking facilities at Hanborough station have recently been improved to increase capacity. However, within a letter from First Great Western (FGW) to West Oxfordshire District Council dated 4 February 2015 regarding a planning application in Long Hanborough (see Appendix 1), FGW state: "In the spring of 2013 a car park extension was opened at Hanborough station providing an additional 140 spaces and increasing the total to 191 spaces. The car park is now full t
Commercial Estates Group 22 May 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 5. PROVIDING NEW HOMES Policy H2 - Delivery of New Homes

  • Comment ID: 412
Policy H1 proposes to maintain a housing requirement of at least 10,500 new homes between 2011 to 2031 (525 dwellings per annum). Although we support the policy being expressed as a minimum housing requirement, we remain of the view that the housing requirement is too low to meet, as required by paragraph 47 of the NPPF, West Oxfordshire's identified objectively assessed needs for market and affordable housing. The Council's most up to date Strategic Housing Market Assessment is the Oxfordshire
Commercial Estates Group 22 May 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 Eynsham - Woodstock Sub-Area Infrastructure

  • Comment ID: 397
Paragraphs 9.5.2, 9.5.28 and 9.5.32 outline that primary school capacity is an issue within Long Hanborough. However, we note that the Council resolved to grant consent at its 27 April 2015 Planning Committee a planning application comprising  50 dwellings on Land east of Church Road, Long Hanborough (Reference: 14/1102). Part of the proposed development included the safeguarding of 1.8 hectares of land on the eastern edge of this site, to be offered to the County Council for either open space o
Commercial Estates Group 22 May 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 Eynsham - Woodstock Sub-Area Eynsham - Woodstock Sub-Area

  • Comment ID: 405
Paragraphs 9.5.2, 9.5.28 and 9.5.32 outline that primary school capacity is an issue within Long Hanborough. However, we note that the Council resolved to grant consent at its 27 April 2015 Planning Committee a planning application comprising  50 dwellings on Land east of Church Road, Long Hanborough (Reference: 14/1102). Part of the proposed development included the safeguarding of 1.8 hectares of land on the eastern edge of this site, to be offered to the County Council for either open space o
Commercial Estates Group 22 May 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 4. OVERALL STRATEGY Policy OS2 - Locating Development in the Right Places

  • Comment ID: 413
While we support the identification of Long Hanborough as a rural service centre within Policy OS2, the sustainable growth potential of this settlement has been not been fully considered or identified within the Local Plan. As summarised below and set out within our previous representations to the West Oxfordshire Local Plan Housing Consultation in September 2014 (See Appendix 1) Long Hanborough is a wholly suitable and sustainable settlement for accommodating West Oxfordshire housing needs as w
Commercial Estates Group 22 May 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 2. WEST OXFORDSHIRE IN 2015 Transport

  • Comment ID: 406
We support the recognition within paragraph 2.28 that transport is a critical issue for West Oxfordshire. However, as set out within our representations to Policy OS2 and Policy EW2, the importance of Hanborough railway station and the benefits that sustainable development around the station could provide must be emphasised further within the Local Plan. Long Hanborough has the potential to deliver significantly higher levels of sustainable housing growth than identified or considered within the
Commercial Estates Group 22 May 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 7. TRANSPORT AND MOVEMENT Policy T1 - Sustainable Transport

  • Comment ID: 414
We support the emphasis within Policy T1 towards giving priority to locating new development in areas where the need to travel by private car can be minimised and where development can maximise opportunities for walking, cycling and the use of public transport. However, this policy emphasis has not underpinned or informed the spatial strategy. As set out within our representations to Policy OS2 and Policy EW2 the level of growth proposed or considered at Long Hanborough has not, in accordance w
Commercial Estates Group 22 May 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 2. WEST OXFORDSHIRE IN 2015 Relationship to Other Areas

  • Comment ID: 391
We support the recognition within paragraph 2.7 to the West Oxfordshire's strong functional and close links with Oxford City. As set out within our representations to Policy OS2, Long Hanborough has particularly strong links with Oxford City. Hanborough railway station provides hourly services to Oxford. Journey times are approximately 10 minutes. However, given Long Hanborough's strong connectivity with Oxford the settlement has significant potential to help meet unmet housing needs from Oxford
Commercial Estates Group 22 May 2015

West Oxfordshire Proposed Submission Local Plan 2011-2031 2. WEST OXFORDSHIRE IN 2015 Transport

  • Comment ID: 407
We support the recognition within paragraph 2.29 that the majority of out-commuters to Oxford City travel by car and that this places significant pressure on the road network with severe traffic congestion. However, as set out within our representations to paragraph 9.5.16, First Great Western have stated that the lack of car parking at Hanborough station is forcing potential rail passengers to complete their journey by car as opposed to train. First Great Western are therefore keen to expand ca
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