Planning Policy Consultations

The Council is making progress in producing the West Oxfordshire Local Development Framework, the strategy which will guide development in our District to 2026. We will use this site to present consultation documents and events and this is your opportunity to have your say on the future development of West Oxfordshire.  

Using this site you will be able to view or download consultation documents and take part in consultations by answering online questionnaires, making comments on a document and uploading your response documents.  You will also be able to view past consultations, and the comments people made.

If you register with us and tell us your interests we will contact you when a consultation is about to take place. 

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NameStatusOpen DateClose Date

Draft Local Plan October 2012 Featured

The draft Local Plan (previously called the 'Core Strategy') sets out the overall framework to guide future development throughout West Oxfordshire over the next 17 years. The plan has been updated to take account of previous consultation responses, changes to MOD housing requirements at Carterton, transport proposals at Witney and the Government's recent National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Closed 07 Nov 2012 19 Dec 2012

Core Strategy Interim Position Statement February 2009

This document contains an overview of the Council's likely approach on key issues facing West Oxfordshire but particularly on housing and employment strategy and our response to climate change. The content will form the basis of the Core Strategy being prepared as part of the longer term planning framework for West Oxfordshire.

Closed 20 Feb 2009 06 Apr 2009

Core Strategy Preferred Approach February 2010

The Core Strategy is part of the new plan called the Local Development Framework. It will provide the overall strategy for how local communities in West Oxfordshire will develop over the next 15 years and will identify major sites for new homes, jobs and infrastructure such as roads and schools. Challenges facing West Oxfordshire include global issues such as climate change and fluctuations in the economy as well as changing expectations and needs of people living in and visiting the District.

Closed 05 Feb 2010 22 Mar 2010

Draft Core Strategy January 2011

The Core Strategy is part of the new plan called the Local Development Framework. It will provide the overall strategy for how local communities in West Oxfordshire will develop over the next 15 years and will identify major sites for new homes, jobs and infrastructure such as roads and schools. Challenges facing West Oxfordshire include global issues such as climate change and fluctuations in the economy as well as changing expectations and needs of people living in and visiting the District. The Strategy has been developed through two key documents published for consultation - the Core Strategy So Far (February 2009) and the Preferred Approach (February 2010). It also has foundations in the strategy of the West Oxfordshire Local Plan adopted in June 2006.

Closed 24 Jan 2011 11 Mar 2011

Draft Core Strategy - Opportunity for further comments June 2011

Comments are being invited until the end of July on the latest material being published by the Council. This is not a re-consultation on the Draft Core Strategy and there is no need to repeat previous comments.

Closed 20 Jun 2011 31 Jul 2011

LDF Core Strategy - Public Participation at full Council September 2011

Opportunity to participate at a specially arranged meeting of West Oxfordshire District Council on 14th September 2011 regarding the LDF Core Strategy.

Closed 28 Jul 2011 19 Aug 2011

Community Infrastructure Levy - Preliminary Draft Charging Schedule

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) came into force in April 2010 and is a levy that local authorities can choose to charge on new developments within their area. The money raised from CIL can then be used to help fund new infrastructure such as roads, healthcare, libraries, green spaces and schools. It is intended to complement other existing sources of funding. The purpose of this consultation is to gather views on the CIL 'preliminary draft charging schedule' (PDCS) for West Oxfordshire. The PDCS sets out the rates that could potentially be charged for different types of development in the District, to ensure that there is sufficient infrastructure to support housing and economic growth in the area.

Closed 11 Dec 2013 05 Feb 2014

Affordable Housing Policy

This consultation paper invites views on the Council's proposed approach towards the delivery of affordable housing through new development.

Closed 11 Dec 2013 05 Feb 2014

Statement of Community Involvement Update 2014

The SCI sets out the ways the local community can get involved in the future development of West Oxfordshire. The updated SCI takes account of changes to national policy, increased use of electronic communication including social media and the duty to co-operate. We would welcome your views on the SCI update before it is finalised and adopted later in the year.

Closed 08 Aug 2014 19 Sep 2014

West Oxfordshire Local Plan Housing Consultation

The purpose of this consultation document is to set out the Council's response to the findings of the SHMA and other relevant evidence and explain how the Local Plan will be taken forward.

Closed 08 Aug 2014 19 Sep 2014