West Oxfordshire Local Plan Housing Consultation

6 Housing Distribution and Sites

6.1 Having considered the overall spatial strategy, in this section we explain in more detail how the new housing that is proposed will be distributed across the District including the specific sites that are expected to come forward.

6.2 It is important to remember that of the overall requirement (9,450 homes) around 4,150 homes (44%) are already accounted for. This includes homes that have already been built (823) sites with planning permission (3,238 at 1st June 2014) and sites already allocated in the adopted Local Plan (80).

6.3 The Council is also able to make an allowance for windfall development over the Local Plan period provided there is robust evidence that such sites have consistently become available and will continue to provide a reliable source of supply.

6.4 The remaining 'residual' requirement will be provided on specific sites identified by the Council either through the Local Plan and/or within the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). Figure 6.1 below summarises the process.

Figure 6.1 - West Oxfordshire Residual Housing Requirement 2011 - 2029

 

6.5 In the remainder of this section we set out in detail how the overall housing requirement will be met.

6.6 The draft Local Plan (2012) divides the District into five sub-areas:

  • Witney Sub-Area
  • Carterton Sub-Area
  • Chipping Norton Sub-Area
  • Eynsham - Woodstock Sub-Area
  • Burford - Charlbury Sub-Area

 

Figure 6.2 - West Oxfordshire Local Plan Sub-Areas

 

6.7 In accordance with the proposed spatial strategy, the new Local Plan seeks to focus the majority of new development (including housing) at the District's three main towns of Witney, Carterton and Chipping Norton, although recognises that new housing is needed across the District, to be focused primarily at the larger towns and villages which enjoy better access to services and facilities.

6.8 Table 6.1 sets out the proposed distribution of housing by sub-area, taking account of homes already built, existing commitments and sites that have been identified as potentially suitable, available and deliverable through the Council's updated Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

 

       

Witney Sub-Area

  
  

Carterton Sub-Area

  
 

Chipping Norton Sub-Area

   
  

Eynsham - Woodstock Sub-Area

  
 

Burford - Charlbury Sub-Area

   

  

Totals  

  

Indicative requirement

  
   

3,550

    

2,450

    

1,450

    

1,350

    

650

  

9,450

  
    

Homes completed 2011 - 2014

    

154

    

135

    

87

    

315

    

132

   

823

 
    

Adopted Local Plan allocations

    

0

    

0

    

80

    

0

    

0

  

80

  
    

Existing planning permissions as of 1st June 2014

    

1,569

    

1,049

    

177

    

283

    

160

   

3,238

 
    

Windfall (20 homes per annum 2014 - 2019)

    

300

    

300

    

300

    

300

    

300

    

1,500

    

Residual requirement

    

1,527

    

966

    

806

    

452

    

58

   

3,809

 

 

6.9 Below we explain in more detail how the requirement for each sub-area will be met.