Draft Local Plan October 2012

Local plan cover - final

 The Local Plan for West Oxfordshire is the key document in the Local Development Framework and will guide all new
 development in the District for the next 17 years. It has been prepared to replace the existing Local Plan which was adopted 
 in 2006. 

 This draft version of the plan, provides an opportunity for local communities and other relevant stakeholders,   
 including developers, land owners and statutory consultees, to comment on its contents and to express any views, whether
 in support or objecting to the planning strategy for the area.

 The Draft Local Plan (formerly known as the Core Strategy) includes:

 -  An overall presumption in favour of 'sustainable development'
 -  Provision for at least 5,500 new homes up to 2029
 -  The majority of housing to be built at Witney and Carterton, with strategic sites identified at West and East Witney, East
    Carterton and on MOD land in Carterton town centre
 -  Development on a smaller scale elsewhere, with new homes in other towns and villages to meet local housing needs
 -  Around 60 hectares of land for businesses, focused on the main towns
 -  New junctions at Down's Road and Shore's Green, Witney, together with improvements in the Ducklington Lane/Station
    Lane area
 - Guidance to ensure a good mix of new housing, including affordable homes, promotion of the rural and visitor economy and
    protection of local services, town centres and the District's rich natural and historic environment


This consultation has now closed.   If you wish to view any of the comments made on the Plan, you can do so using the links below:

View the comments by section within the Draft Local Plan document

View and search a list of comments



  • Opened
    7 Nov 2012 at 09:00
  • Closed
    19 Dec 2012 at 17:00


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