Draft Core Strategy January 2011


Welcome to the consultation homepage for the Draft Core Strategy of the West Oxfordshire Local Development Framework.

The Draft Core Strategy contains the Council's strategy to help meet the challenges likely to be faced by West Oxfordshire over the years ahead. These challenges 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 Draft Core Strategy includes proposals for:

  • 4,300 new homes over the next 15 years
  • Further growth concentrating on Carterton and Witney
  • No major development site set for Chipping Norton
  • Policies to address climate change, deliver affordable housing, promote a strong local economy and protect our environment

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View the list of responses         

Summaries of the responses have been added to the documents section below.


An opportunity for further comments was being provided until the end of July 2011 on the latest available documents published by the Council and on further submissions received from agents/developers pursuing development options on the fringe of Carterton. This was not a reconsultation on the Draft Core Strategy.  View the follow up consultation.

This consultation has now closed.   If you have any queries or further comments please contact us using the details below. 



  • Opened
    24 Jan 2011 at 09:00
  • Closed
    11 Mar 2011 at 23:59


Areas of Interest
  • Core Strategy
  • Site Allocations
  • Housing
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Town Centres
  • Employment and Economy
  • Transport
  • Tourism
  • Recreation and Leisure
  • Gypsies and Travellers
Geographical area
  • District-wide
  • Witney
  • Carterton
  • Chipping Norton
Contact Details

Planning Policy Manager
West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB


Tel:  01993 861420
Fax: 01993 861451