Structure and Content

1.6 The plan is structured as follows:

Section 2 sets out a profile of the District, identifying the key issues and challenges to be addressed.

Section 3 sets out a vision of West Oxfordshire in 2029 which is underpinned by a series of core objectives. These have been refined through extensive consultation.

Section 4 sets out the overall strategy for the District, which is based on five key strands including a presumption in favour of sustainable development, locating development in the right places, prudent use of natural resources, high quality design and supporting infrastructure.

Sections 5 - 8 deal with a number of specific aspects of the overall strategy including the provision of new homes, sustainable economic growth, the natural and historic environment and transport.

Section 9 sets out the local strategies for the Witney, Carterton, Chipping Norton and rural sub-areas.

Section 10 explains how the various elements of the Local Plan will be implemented and monitored.