Salt Cross Garden Village - Area Action Plan Consultation

Salt Cross Garden Village - Area Action Plan Consultation


Salt Cross Garden Village Area Action Plan: Pre-Submission Draft Consultation (28 Aug – 23 Oct 2020)

A key element of the West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 is the establishment of a new garden village to the north of the A40 near Eynsham. Salt Cross will make a major contribution towards homes and jobs in a high quality living environment. It will unlock funds to improve infrastructure and boost the case for improvements to local transport links, including upgrades to the A40.

To guide the detailed planning and delivery of the garden village, we are in the process of working with a range of stakeholders to prepare a new Area Action Plan (AAP). Once adopted, the AAP will become statutory. It will be used alongside the Local Plan and Eynsham Neighbourhood Plan to determine future proposals at the garden village.

The District Council has now published the final ‘pre-submission draft’ version of the AAP which it proposes to submit to the Secretary of State for independent examination. The AAP establishes a vision for Salt Cross, supported by a series of core objectives and policies which will be used to guide future development proposals as they come forward.

The AAP is the subject of an 8-week period of public consultation in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012. The consultation period runs from Friday 28 August until Friday 23 October 2020.

A copy of the draft AAP is available to download below together with various options for responding to the consultation.

As the consultation relates to the final pre-submission draft AAP, comments should be focused on three main issues; whether the AAP is ‘legally compliant’, whether it is ‘sound’ and whether the Council has complied with its statutory duty to co-operate. For further information on these three issues please see the guidance note below.

Any representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specified address of any of the following:

  • the submission of the AAP for independent examination under section 20 of the Act,
  • the publication of the recommendations of the person appointed to carry out an independent examination of the AAP under section 20 of the Act; and
  • The adoption of the AAP.

All representations received will be made available to the Planning Inspectorate and to the person appointed by the Secretary of State to conduct the examination.

The consultation is running for 8-weeks from Friday 28 August until Friday 23 October 2020. Representations should therefore be received no later than 5pm on Friday 23 October 2020.


  • Opened
    28 Aug 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    23 Oct 2020 at 23:59


Areas of Interest
  • Core Strategy
  • Site Allocations
  • Housing
  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Employment and Economy
Contact Details

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB