West Oxfordshire Local Plan Housing Consultation

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Consultation Question 1) Plan Period

Do you agree that the period 2011 - 2029 is a reasonable period of time for the new West Oxfordshire Local Plan to cover? If not, what period should the plan cover and why?

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Consultation Question 2) Proposed Housing Target

Do you support the proposed Local Plan housing target of at least 9,450 homes to be provided in West Oxfordshire over the period 2011 – 2029 (525 per annum)?

If you do not agree with the proposed target, please explain why and identify which alternative target you consider should be used.

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Consultation Question 3) Proposed Spatial Strategy

Do you agree with proposed spatial strategy outlined in paragraphs 5.15 – 5.19?

If not, which alternative strategy do you think should form the basis of the new Local Plan?

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Consultation Question 4) Witney Sub-Area

Do you support the overall level of housing provision identified for the Witney Sub-Area (3,550 new homes)? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 5) Witney Sub-Area

Do you support the draft allocation of land at East Witney for the provision of 400 homes? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 6) Witney Sub-Area

Do you support the draft allocation of land at North Witney for the phased provision of 1,000 homes with the majority (c.800) to come forward after 2021? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 7) Witney Sub-Area

Do you agree with the exclusion of the alternative site options to the south and north east of Witney? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 8) Witney Sub-Area

Are there any other sites not identified that you think should be identified within the Witney sub-area to help meet the overall housing requirement?

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Consultation Question 9) Carterton Sub-Area

Do you support the overall level of housing provision identified for the Carterton Sub-Area (2,450 new homes)? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 10) Carterton Sub-Area

Do you support the proposed draft allocation of land at East Carterton for the provision of 700 homes? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 11) Carterton Sub-Area

Do you support the proposed draft allocation of land at REEMA Central for the provision of 200 homes (net)? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 12) Carterton Sub-Area

Do you agree with the exclusion of the alternative site options to the north of Carterton at Kilkenny Farm and to the west of Carterton? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 13) Carterton Sub-Area

Are there any other sites not identified that you think should be identified within the Carterton sub-area to help meet the overall housing requirement?

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Consultation Question 14) Chipping Norton Sub-Area

Do you support the overall level of housing provision identified for the Chipping Norton Sub-Area (1,450 new homes)? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 15) Chipping Norton Sub-Area

Do you support the proposed draft allocation of land at East Chipping Norton for the provision of around 500 homes? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 16) Chipping Norton Sub-Area

Are there any other sites not identified that you think should be identified within the Chipping Norton sub-area to help meet the overall housing requirement?

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Consultation Question 17) Eynsham-Woodstock Sub-Area

Do you support the overall level of housing provision identified for the Eynsham - Woodstock Sub-Area (1,350 new homes)? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 18) Eynsham-Woodstock Sub-Area

Are there any other sites not identified that you think should be identified within the Eynsham - Woodstock sub-area to help meet the overall housing requirement?

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Consultation Question 19) Burford-Charlbury Sub-Area

Do you support the overall level of housing provision identified for the Burford - Charlbury sub-area (650 new homes)? Please expand as necessary.

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Consultation Question 20) Burford-Charlbury Sub-Area

Are there any other sites not identified that you think should be identified within the Burford - Charlbury sub-area to help meet the overall housing requirement?

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Consultation Question 21) Business Land Provision

Do you agree with the overall level of business land provision identified in the emerging Local Plan (60 hectares)?

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Consultation Question 22) Business Land Provision

Do you agree that there is a need to provide additional business land in Carterton to attract inward investment?

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Consultation Question 23) Business Land Provision

Do you support the potential option of using the District Council’s playing pitches at Monahan Way for business use, subject to their replacement in a suitable location elsewhere? If so, where should the replacement pitches be provided?

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Consultation Question 24) Business Land Provision

Are there any other sites in or around Carterton that would be suitable for business use?

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Consultation Question 25) Affordable Housing

Do you agree that all schemes resulting in a net gain of one or more dwellings (except self-build) should be required to make provision for affordable housing either on-site or through a commuted sum payment?

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Consultation Question 26) Affordable Housing

Do you agree that self-build housing schemes should be exempt from having to make provision for affordable housing (subject to self-certification)?

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Consultation Question 27) Affordable Housing

Do you consider that the threshold for on-site provision of affordable housing should be set at 6 dwellings, 11 dwellings or at a different level altogether?

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Consultation Question 28) Affordable Housing

Do you agree with the proposals to seek up to 50% in the higher value area, up to 40% in the medium value area and up to 35% in the lower value area (as defined on Figure 8.2)?

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Consultation Question 29) Affordable Housing

Do you agree that in terms of tenure, the Council should generally seek two thirds affordable rented housing and one third intermediate?

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Consultation Question 30) Affordable Housing

Do you agree that the affordable housing commuted sum should be calculated on a £per m2 basis to be worked up alongside the Council’s CIL draft charging schedule?

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Consultation Question 31) Housing Mix-Market Housing

The most recent evidence set out in the Oxfordshire SHMA (2014) suggests that as a general guide, the Council should seek the following proportions of market housing:

  • 4.8%                            1-bed
  • 27.9%                          2-bed
  • 43.4%                          3-bed
  • 23.9%                          4-bed

Do you agree that this is an appropriate approach in West Oxfordshire?

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Consultation Question 32) Housing Mix - Affordable Housing

The most recent evidence suggests that as a general guide, the Council should seek the following proportions of affordable housing:

  • 65% - 67%                   1-bed and 2-bed
  • 33% - 35%                   3-bed and 4-bed

Do you agree that this is an appropriate approach in West Oxfordshire?

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Consultation Question 33) Housing Provision for Older People

Do you agree with the measures outlined above and consider they will help to meet the future housing needs of West Oxfordshire’s ageing population?

Are there any other specific measures that should be introduced to help meet the future housing needs of older people in West Oxfordshire?

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Consultation Question 34) Housing Provision for Younger People

In addition to securing a good and balanced mix of house types and tenures, providing more affordable housing and encouraging self-build, are there any other specific measures that the Council should be pursuing through the Local Plan to help meet the future housing needs of younger people in West Oxfordshire?

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Consultation Question 35) Housing Provision for people with Disabilities

Do you agree with the measures outlined above and consider they will help to meet the future housing needs of people with disabilities in West Oxfordshire?

Are there any other specific measures that should be introduced to help meet the future housing needs of those with a disability?

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Consultation Question 36) Housing Provision for BME Households

Other than in relation to the overall objective of securing a good, balanced mix of house types and tenures, are there any specific measures the Council should be seeking to introduce through the Local Plan to address the needs of black and minority ethnic households in West Oxfordshire?

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Consultation Question 37) Housing Provision for Households with Children

Other than in relation to the overall objective of securing a good, balanced mix of house types and tenures including market and affordable housing, are there any specific measures the Council should be seeking to introduce through the Local Plan to address the needs of households with children?

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Consultation Question 38) Self-Build

Do you agree with the measures proposed and consider they will help to meet the future housing needs of those wishing to undertake self-build projects in West Oxfordshire?

Are there any other specific measures that should be introduced to help meet the future housing needs of those wishing to self-build?

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Consultation Question 39) Travelling Communities

Other than the application of a criteria-based policy to deal with speculative planning applications and specific site allocations for travelling communities to be identified in the Local Plan (Part 2) document are there any other specific measures that the Council should be seeking to introduce to meet the future housing needs of travelling communities?

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