West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 - PROPOSED MAIN MODIFICATIONS

West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 - MAIN MODIFICATIONS

APPENDIX 3

Policy OS1 - Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Local Plan

- Development management

- NPPF

- Neighbourhood Plans

- Permitted development

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Percentage of applications determined within target timescale

- Percentage of applications refused as contrary to policy

- Number of successful appeals for major development

- 5-year housing land supply

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Policy review may be necessary in light of any upheld appeal decisions.

Maintenance of 5-year housing land supply to ensure local plan policies are given full weight

Policy OS2 - Locating Development in the Right Places

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Local Plan

- Development management

- Strategic Site allocations at Witney, Carterton and Chipping Norton

- Neighbourhood Plans

- SHELAA

- RES sites

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Registered providers

- Annual total of new development floorspace permitted / completed within each sub area

- Proportion of District development floorspace permitted / completed within each category of settlement / each sub-area

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Proportion of annual sub area housing target met.

Measurement against Council's housing trajectory.

 

 

Policy OS3 - Prudent Use of Natural Resources

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Building regulations

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Local communities

- Building Control

- Percentage car use

- Residual household waste per household

- Percentage of household waste sent for re-use, recycling and composting

- Proportion of development taking place on previously developed land

- Average density of development

- Percentage of developments allowed in Flood Zones 2 and 3

- Air quality

- Compliance with sustainable construction requirements (to be addressed through building regulations)

- Proportion of new residential development achieving the optional building regulation requirement for water efficiency

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

The requirements may be adjusted at the national level which could necessitate a potential review.

Recycle or compost at least 65% of household waste by March 2020

Recycle or compost at least 70% of household waste by March 2025

All new residential development to achieve the optional building regulation requirement for water efficiency

 

 

Policy OS4 - High Quality Design

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management including application of the WODC Design Guide, Landscape Assessments, Conservation Area Appraisals and AONB guidance

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Local communities

- Cotswolds Conservation Board

- Number of design awards won

- Number of appeals upheld on design grounds.

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Local conservation and design guidance to be kept up to date.

The West Oxfordshire Design Guide will be updated in 2015.

None at present.

Policy OS5 - Supporting Infrastructure

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- CIL Regulation 123 List

- Community Infrastructure Levy

- Section 106 legal agreements

- New Homes Bonus

- Strategic Economic Plan

- WODC (lead)

- Infrastructure providers

- Oxfordshire Growth Board

- Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Number of IDP schemes delivered per annum

- Money derived from new development as contribution to CIL

- Contributions derived through S106 agreements

- Annual community infrastructure floorspace

CIL to be introduced in early 2016 2017

Policy to be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present

Policy H1 - Amount and Distribution of Housing

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Local Plan including strategic site allocations

- Area Action Plan for West Oxfordshire Garden Village

- Annual monitoring including 5-year housing supply

- Development management

- Neighbourhood Plans

- SHELAA

- Unidentified/windfall sites

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Registered providers

- Residential Permissions / completions (district) (Measured against 525 660 homes per year target plus additional provision for Oxford City unmet housing need)

- Proportion of target (District)

- Residential completions by sub-area

- Proportion of target by sub-area

- 5 year housing land supply

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Additional housing requirement to address Oxford's unmet housing needs to apply in the period 2021 - 2031.

An early review of the policy may be needed to take account of any 'unmet' housing need from Oxford City that is apportioned to West Oxfordshire through joint working being co-ordinated by the Oxfordshire Growth Board.

Housing delivery rate to be measured against District wide target of 525 660 dwellings per annum

Indicative housing requirement for each sub-area to be achieved

Additional housing requirement to address Oxford's unmet housing needs to apply in the period 2021 - 2031.

Policy H2 - Delivery of New Homes

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Local Plan policies including strategic allocations

- Development Management

- Neighbourhood Plans

- SHLAA

- Unidentified/windfall sites

- Site-specific planning briefs

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Registered providers

- Residential Permissions / Completions by sub-area / settlement

- Percentage of development taking place on previously developed land

- Delivery of new homes on allocated sites

- Number/percentage of residential schemes on unidentified windfall sites

- Number of RES schemes

- 5 year housing land supply

- Percentage of development taking place in Flood Zones 2 and 3

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Additional housing requirement to address Oxford's unmet housing needs to apply in the period 2021 - 2031.

An early review of the policy may be needed to take account of any 'unmet' housing need from Oxford City that is apportioned to West Oxfordshire through joint working being co-ordinated by the Oxfordshire Growth Board.

Housing delivery rate to be measured against District wide target of 525 660 dwellings per annum and proportionately broken down by sub area.

Additional housing requirement to address Oxford's unmet housing needs to apply in the period 2021 - 2031.

Policy H3 - Affordable Housing

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Rural exception sites

- Self-build schemes

- Strategic allocations

- Use of commuted sums including potential acquisition of land

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Registered providers

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Local Housing and Community Land and Self-Build Trusts

- Total number of affordable housing permissions / completions in district per annum.

- Proportion of total housing completions that are affordable.

- Proportion of total housing completions that are affordable by sub-area

- Changes in housing need including the extent of the Council's waiting list

- Affordable housing commuted sums secured for schemes of 6-10 units within AONB

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Affordable housing target to vary by zone ranging from 50% in the high value zone, to 40% in the medium value zone and 35% in the low value zone.

A corporate target has been set of delivery of 400 affordable homes in the period 2015 - 2018 and at least 800 in the period 2015 - 2020.

Policy H4 - Type and Mix of New Homes

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Strategic allocations at Witney, Carterton and Chipping NortonSite allocations

- Site-specific planning briefs

- Neighbourhood Plans

- Unidentified windfall sites

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Registered providers

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Proportion of residential permissions by type and tenure by sub-area

- Proportion of residential completions by type and tenure by sub-area

- Overall housing stock by type

- Proportion of homes built to accessible and adaptable housing standards

- Proportion of new homes built as wheelchair user adaptable dwellings

- Proportion of new homes built as wheelchair accessible dwellings

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

New housing needs evidence may lead to a review of the policy approach being taken.

To secure at least 25% of market and affordable housing on schemes of 11 50 or more homes as accessible and adaptable housing.

To secure at least 5% of homes on schemes of 11 50 or more dwellings as wheelchair user adaptable dwellings.

Policy H5 - Custom and Self Build Housing

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Self build register

- Self-build schemes

- Strategic allocations Site allocations

- Use of commuted sums including potential acquisition of land

- Self-build design code

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Registered providers

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Local Housing and Community Land and Self-Build Trusts

- Quantum of land allocated for self-build projects per annum

- Number of people on WODC self build register requiring a plot.

- Number of self build permissions / completions per annum

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Monitoring information including the self build register may lead to a review of the policy approach

To secure at least 5% of residential plots on larger housing schemes of 100 or more dwellings for the purposes of self-build.

 

 

Policy H6 - Existing Housing

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Partnership working in relation to the re-use of empty homes

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Residential conversions to non-residential uses by District and sub-area

- Size, number, location of existing housing which is subdivided/ extended (or proposed for such alterations) to provide additional dwellings

- Number of replacement dwellings

- Number of empty homes

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present.

Policy H7 - Travelling Communities

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Local Plan allocations (to be addressed through early plan review)

- Expansion/intensification of existing sites

- Area Action Plan (AAP) for West Oxfordshire Garden Village

- Development management

- Partnership working to identify sites

- WODC (lead)

- Travelling communities

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Total number of pitches/plots

- Total number of permissions per annum

- Proportion of permissions on allocated and unallocated sites

- Level of identified need

- 5-year housing land supply

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

The criteria-based policy will be applied until the Council is in a position to identify potential sites.

20 19 additional pitches for gypsies and travellers to be delivered by 20292031.

27 5 additional plots for travelling showpeople to be delivered by 20292031.

 

Policy H8 - Land at Cuckoowood Farm, Freeland

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- WODC

- Landowner

- Number of plots available

- 5 year housing land supply

- Policy assumes the provision of 3 plots by 2021 and a further 3 plots beyond 2021

- Overall requirement for 5 additional plots in the period to 2031

 

 

Policy E1 - Land for Employment

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Strategic allocationsSite allocations

- Neighbourhood Plans

- Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment

- Area Action Plan (AAP) for the West Oxfordshire Garden Village

- WODC (lead)

- Business community

- Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Total employment land available

- New business formation / survival rates

- Total amount of permitted employment land (District)

- Total amount of permitted employment land by sub-area

- Total amount permitted per annum

- Total amount completed per annum

- Amount of employment land lost to other uses per annum

- Take up of allocated employment land

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual review. The employment land target may be revised in light of new evidence.

Development of the West Oxfordshire Garden Village assumed to come forward from 2021 onwards .

Provision of at least 60 hectares of additional employment land in the period to 2031 with the provision of additional land at the West Oxfordshire Garden Village allowing for additional business land provision beyond 2031.

Policy E2 - Supporting the Rural Economy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Partnership working

- Neighbourhood Plans

- WODC (lead)

- Rural business community

- Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Total amount of rural employment floorspace

- Total area of floor space permitted for rural diversification by sub-area

- Total area of floor space completed by sub-area

- Percentage coverage of superfast broadband in rural areas

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

100% coverage of superfast broadband

Policy E3 - Re-use of Non-Residential Buildings

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management including application of West Oxfordshire Design Guide SPD

- Neighbourhood Plans

- WODC (lead)

- Business community

- Developers & landowners

- Local communities

- Total number of non-residential conversions permitted by sub area

- Total number of non-residential conversions completed by sub area

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present.

Policy E4 - Sustainable Tourism

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Partnership working

- Lower Windrush Valley Project

- WODC Tourism Strategy

- WODC (lead)

- Cotswold Conservation Board

- River Thames Alliance

- Lower Windrush Valley Project

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Developers and landowners

- Local communities

- Total number of leisure and recreation permissions per annum

- Total area of leisure and recreation permissions by location

- Tourism and visitor spend in West Oxfordshire

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present.

Policy E5 - Local Services and Community Facilities

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Partnership working

- Strategic Site allocations to include community provision where appropriate

- Localism Act including Community Right to Bid

- Neighbourhood Plans

- WODC (lead)

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Amount of floorspace permitted per annum for community uses

- Amount of floorspace under community use lost per annum

- Total number of community facilities by District and sub-area

- Number of premises allocated as assets of community value

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Marketing of premises is likely to be an important factor in determining change of use applications. Marketing guidance for District to be kept up to date and reviewed as necessary

None at present.

Policy E6 - Town Centres

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Neighbourhood Plans

- Partnership working

- WODC (lead)

- Retail business community

- Developers & landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Total amount of retail floorspace permitted in centre per annum

- Total amount of retail floorspace permitted out of centre per annum

- Loss of A1 (retail) units

- Loss of other town centre uses

- Vacancy rates

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

 

Policy T1 - Sustainable Transport

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development Management

- Strategic Allocations

- Partnership working

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- WODC (lead)

- Oxfordshire LEP

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Oxfordshire Rural Community Council

- Other local authorities

- Bus and rail providers

- Developers and landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- CIL / S106 funding allocated for sustainable transport projects

- Number of travel plans produced

- Percentage car use in District

- Percentage of travel by walking or cycling

- Air quality including AQMAs at Chipping Norton and Witney and Oxford Meadows SAC

- Levels of home working

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

100% coverage of superfast broadband

Policy T2 - Highway Improvement Schemes

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Strategic allocations including the West Oxfordshire Garden Village

- LTP3 / LTP4 - 'Connecting Oxfordshire'

- Science Transit Project

- Oxfordshire County Council Bus Strategy

- Partnership working

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- CIL Regulation 123 List

- WODC (lead)

- Oxfordshire LEP

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Oxfordshire Rural Community Council Community First Oxfordshire

- Other local authorities

- Bus and rail providers

- Developers and landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Delivery of strategic highway schemes identified

- CIL / S106 funding allocated for highway improvement projects

- Proportion of trips made by car

- Proportion of trips made by non-car modes e.g. walking, cycling, public transport

- Air quality

- Number of travel plans per annum

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

It is anticipated that the sequence of transport improvements in Witney is likely to be Down's Road junction, followed by Shores Green Slip Roads and in the longer-term, the West End Link and Northern Distributor Road.

The timing of any eastern link road for Chipping Norton will be phased in accordance with delivery of the overall strategic site.

The timing of any western link road for Eynsham and northern link road for the West Oxfordshire Garden Village will be phased in accordance with delivery of those strategic sites.

None at present.

Policy T3 - Public Transport, Walking and Cycling

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Strategic allocations

- LTP3 / LTP4 - 'Connecting Oxfordshire'

- Oxfordshire County Council Rail Strategy

- Oxfordshire County Council Bus Strategy

- Partnership working

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- WODC (lead)

- Oxfordshire LEP

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Oxfordshire Rural Community Council Community First Oxfordshire

- Other local authorities

- Bus and rail providers

- Developers and landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- CIL / S106 funding allocated for sustainable transport projects

- Number of travel plans per annum

- Proportion of trips made by car

- Proportion of trips made by non-car modes e.g. walking, cycling, public transport

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present.

Policy T4 - Parking Provision

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development Management

- Oxfordshire County Council Parking Standards

- LTP3 / LTP4 - 'Connecting Oxfordshire'

- Neighbourhood Plans

- WODC Car Parking Strategy

- WODC

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Developers and Landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local Communities

- Amount and capacity of available public parking

Number of new, public off street parking spaces permitted per annum

- Developer contributions secured towards additional parking provision

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present.

Policy EH1 - Landscape Character

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Partnership working including Lower Windrush Valley Project, Windrush in Witney Project and the Wychwood Project

- WODC (lead)

- Cotswold Conservation Board

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Developers and landowners

- Lower Windrush Valley Project

- Wychwood Project

- Total number of applications granted within AONB.

- Total number of applications granted within project areas

- Proportion of development in district refused on basis on landscape character impact

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present

Policy EH2 - Biodiversity

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- Partnership working

- Conservation Target Areas

- Establishment of Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs)

- WODC (lead)

- Wild Oxfordshire

- Oxfordshire Nature Partnership

- Oxfordshire County Council

- The Cotswolds Ecological Networks Partnership

- Developers and landowners

- Total number of applications refused on basis of biodiversity impact

- Number of applications granted within project areas

- Changes in biodiversity assets including condition of Oxford Meadows SAC, area of protected sites, records of priority species and habitats

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

TVERC supply monitoring data to West Oxfordshire District Council in relation to priority species and habitats and the total area and condition status of protected sites.

There is an overarching international commitment to halting and reversing biodiversity decline by 2020.

In making the assessment of air quality on the Oxford Meadows SAC the critical load for the relevant habitat will be used as the target.

Policy EH3 - Public Realm and Green Infrastructure

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- Partnership working

- Green Infrastructure Strategy

- West Oxfordshire Open Space Study and Playing Pitch Strategy

- Neighbourhood Plans

- WODC (lead)

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Developers and landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Developer contributions secured for green infrastructure enhancements

- Total area of green infrastructure assets lost to new development by sub area

- Access to informal greenspace

- Total area of new open space delivered through new development by typology

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review. Preliminary work is underway on the preparation of a county wide Green Infrastructure strategy which will help to co-ordinate funding and improvements to green infrastructure to priority areas.

Quantity standards for assessing current and future provision of open space as well as the requirements from new development are included in the West Oxfordshire Open Space Study 2013.

These will be used as the benchmark for measuring the delivery of open space in the District.

Policy EH4 - Decentralised and renewable or low carbon energy development

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Strategic Site allocations

- Partnership working including community-led initiatives

- Community woodfuel initiative

- WODC (lead)

- Cotswold Conservation Board

- West Oxfordshire Wood Fuel Network

- Developers and landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Total capacity of renewable energy generation secured through new development. (capacity, type and location)

- Total capacity of standalone renewable energy permitted in district (capacity, type and location)

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present

 

Policy EH5 - Flood Risk

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management including application of sequential and exception tests

- NPPF

- Use of flood risk assessments

- Use of sustainable drainage systems

- WODC (lead)

- Environment Agency

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Developers and landowners

- Number of applications permitted within flood zones 2 and 3 by type.

- Number of applications refused on basis of flood risk by type

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present.

Policy EH6 - Environmental Protection

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA)

- Air Quality Action Plans

- Neighbourhood Plans

- WODC (lead)

- Environment Agency

- Developers and landowners

- Civil Aviation Authority

- MOD

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Air quality including number of Air Quality Management Areas (AQMA)

- Number of applications refused on the basis of environmental protection considerations (by sub-area)

- Records of EHO noise complaints

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Information provided by Environmental Health to provide useful indication of how effective policies are

None at present

Policy EH7 - Historic Environment

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development Management

- Conservation Area Appraisals

- World Heritage Site Management Plan

- NPPF

- WODC (lead)

- English Heritage

- Developers and landowners

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Number of applications refused on basis of impact on the historic environment

- Number of applications permitted against advice of English Heritage

- Financial contributions secured through development to secure heritage assets.

- Number of Conservation Areas with an up to date Character Appraisal

- Percentage of heritage assets at risk

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present.

Policy WIT1 - East Witney Strategic Development Area (SDA)

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Masterplan

- Development management

- Strategic Allocation

- Partnership working

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- Planning obligations/CIL

- WODC (lead)

- East Witney consortium

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Thames Water

- Environment Agency

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Number of new homes completed

- Delivery of Shore's Green west facing slip roads

- Amount of new greenspace provided

- S106/CIL contributions secured through site

It is anticipated that the smaller part of the site could come forward by 2017. The timing of the remainder of the site is dependent on completion of the Shore's Green Slip Roads but is likely to be complete by 2021.

For the purposes of 5-year housing land supply it has been assumed that the site will come forward after 2021.

Provision of 450 homes by 2031

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

5% of developable plots to be made available for self-build projects

Open space provision to comply with local standards

Strategic highways improvements delivered to be delivered in advance of Cogges Triangle development.

Net gain in biodiversity

Reduction in surface water run-off below greenfield rates

Policy WIT2 - North Witney Strategic Development Area (SDA)

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Masterplan

- Development Management

- Strategic Allocations

- Partnership working

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- Planning obligations/CIL

- WODC (lead)

- North Witney consortium

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Environment Agency

- Thames Water

- Witney Flood Action Group

- Town and Parish Councils

- Number of new homes completed

- Amount of new greenspace provided

- S106/CIL contributions secured / allocated for infrastructure projects

- Delivery of the West End Link Road and Northern Distributor Road

It is anticipated that the development of the larger part of the North Witney SDA will be implemented from 2021 onwards through a phased approach. The smaller part of the site could come forward before then subject to traffic impact (potentially in 2018/19).

Due to the complexity of the site and lead-in times for large strategic sites it has been assumed that the site will come forward after 2021.

Provision of around 1,400 homes by 2031

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

5% of developable plots to be made available for self-build projects

Open space provision to comply with local standards

Delivery of strategic highways improvements including the West End Link in a timely manner (In advance of full site completion)

Net gain in biodiversity

Reduction in surface water run-off below greenfield rates

Policy WIT2a - Woodford Way Car Park, Witney

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development brief

- Development management

- West Oxfordshire Car Parking Strategy

- WODC

- Developers

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

The site is currently in use as surface level car park. Delivery of any new housing on the site is therefore assumed to come forward beyond 2021.

Provision of around 50 homes by 2031

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

Policy WIT2b - Land West of Minster Lovell

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

Current planning application on site. Delivery assumed to be short term i.e. within the period to 2021.

Provision of around 85 homes by 2021.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

Policy WIT3 - Witney Town Centre Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Partnership working

- Strategy and promotion

- WODC parking strategy

- WODC (lead)

- Witney Town Council

- Business and retail community

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Landowners and developers

- Local communities

- Vacancy rates

- Percentage of retail and non-retail uses in primary frontages

- Proportion of uses in secondary frontages

- Amount of new retail floorspace permitted

- Amount of retail floorspace lost to other uses

- Parking availability/capacity

- Visitor numbers

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review. Retail evidence suggests there will be capacity for additional retail floorspace in Witney in the medium to longer term.

To ensure vacancy rates do not exceed 5% of units within the town centre.

Policy WIT4 - Witney Sub-Area Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Strategic Site allocations

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan

- Regulation 123 List

- Planning obligations/CIL

- Partnership working

- Neighbourhood Plans

- LTP3 / LTP4 - 'Connecting Oxfordshire'

- WODC parking strategy

- WODC (lead)

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Developers and landowners

- Town and Parish Councils

- Local communities

- Business and retail community

- Landowners and developers

- Cotswold Conservation Board

- Environment Agency

- Utility providers

- Number of residential permissions/completions within the Witney sub-area including delivery of strategic development areas (SDAs) and other site allocations

- Number of residential permissions/completions in Witney

- Amount of employment land permitted

- Provision of new infrastructure including strategic transport schemes

- Number of extra care units completed

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Indicative housing target of 3,700 4,400 new homes to be delivered in the sub-area to 2031

20ha of additional employment land to be delivered in the sub area by 2031

Net gain in biodiversity

Strategic highway improvements delivered within plan period as integral part of proposed strategic development areas

Policy CA1 - REEMA North and Central Strategic Development Area (SDA)

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Strategic Allocations Site allocation

- Partnership working

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- Planning obligations/CIL

- WODC (lead)

- Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)

- Annington Homes

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Carterton Town Council

- Local communities

- Number of new homes completed

- S106 / CIL contributions secured / allocated for infrastructure projects

It is anticipated that the following completion of REEMA North, the REEMA Central site will be released to the market and development could take place in 2017/18.

The REEMA North site has been cleared for new development and was anticipated to come forward by 2021 but funding issues mean a potential delay beyond then.

The REEMA Central site will come forward in part by 2021 with the remainder to follow in the period to 2031.

Provision of 500 new homes across the two sites by 2031 (note: 200 units already including in existing planning commitments).

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

5% of developable plots to be made available for self-build projects

Open space provision to comply with local standards

Net gain in biodiversity

 

Policy CA1a - Land at Milestone Road, Carterton

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- Planning brief

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

Some current uncertainty about delivery therefore assumed to come forward after 2021.

Provision of around 200 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

 

Policy CA1b - Land at Swinbrook Road, Carterton

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- Planning brief

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

Some current uncertainty about delivery therefore assumed to come forward after 2021.

Provision of around 70 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

Policy CA2 - Carterton Town Centre Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Partnership working

- Strategy and promotion

- Neighbourhood Plans

- Carterton Masterplan

- Planning briefs

- WODC (lead)

- Carterton Town Council

- Business and retail community

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Landowners and developers

- Local communities

- Vacancy rates

- Percentage of retail and non-retail uses in primary frontages

- Proportion of uses in secondary frontages

- Amount of new retail floorspace permitted

- Amount of retail floorspace lost to other uses

- Parking availability/capacity

- Visitor numbers

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

To ensure vacancy rates do not exceed 5% of units within the town centre.

To increase the quantum of available retail floorspace with a particular focus on comparison goods (non-food) shopping.

Policy CA3 - Carterton Sub-Area Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Strategic Site allocations

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan

- Regulation 123 List

- Planning obligations/CIL

- Partnership working

- Neighbourhood Plans

- LTP3 / LTP4 - 'Connecting Oxfordshire'

- WODC (lead)

- Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO)

- Annington Homes

- Bloor Homes

- Town and Parish Councils

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Environment Agency

- River Thames Alliance

- Transport providers

- Number of residential permissions/completions at Carterton including delivery of strategic development area site allocations

- Number of residential permissions/completions in rest of sub-area

- Amount of employment land permitted

- Provision of new infrastructure including strategic transport schemes

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Indicative housing target of 2,600 new homes to be delivered in sub-area to 2031

15ha of additional employment land to be delivered in the sub area by 2031

Net gain in biodiversity

Infrastructure improvements delivered in a timely manner including provision of A-road access via the B4477 and west facing slip roads at the junction of the B4477 and A40.

Policy CN1 - East Chipping Norton Strategic Development Area (SDA)

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development management

- Strategic allocation

- Masterplan

- Partnership working

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan (IDP)

- Planning obligations/CIL

- WODC (lead)

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Landowners and developers

- Environment Agency

- Thames Water

- Other infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed per annum

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Total employment floorspace completed

- Amount of new greenspace provided

- S106/CIL contributions secured / allocated for infrastructure projects

- Provision of new highway infrastructure including eastern link road

- Availability of primary school capacity

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

There is current developer interest on parts of the site and therefore a proportion of development could come forward by 2021 (around 200 homes) with the remainder to follow in the period to 2031.

Provision of around 1,400 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

5% of developable plots to be made available for self-build projects

Provision of 1.5 ha 9 ha of employment land

Provision of new primary school

Open space provision to comply with local standards

Necessary supporting infrastructure to be delivered in a timely manner

Reduction in surface water run-off below greenfield rates

Net gain in biodiversity including positive contribution to CTA

Policy CN2 - Chipping Norton Sub-Area Strategy

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Plan

- Strategic allocation

- Masterplan

- SHELAA

- Rural exception sites

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan

- Development management

- LTP3 / LTP4 - 'Connecting Oxfordshire'

- WODC Parking Strategy

- WODC (lead)

- Town and Parish Councils

- Developers and landowners

- Business and retail community

- Local Communities

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Infrastructure providers

- Cotswolds Conservation Board

- Number of new homes permitted / completed

- Number of new affordable homes permitted/ completed

- Amount of new employment floorspace permitted / completed

- Amount of new retail floorspace permitted / completed

- Amount of retail floorspace lost to other uses

- Number of local services and community facilities lost to other uses

- S106/CIL contributions secured / allocated for infrastructure projects

- Air quality

- HGV movements through Town Centre

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

The progress of the Chipping Norton Neighbourhood Plan will be important to the delivery of the sub-area strategy. It is anticipated that the neighbourhood plan will be adopted in 2015.

East Chipping Norton SDA assumed to come forward in part by 2021 with the remainder to follow in the period to 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

Indicative housing target of 1,800 2,400 new homes to be delivered in sub-area to 2031

Up to 7.3ha of 9 ha employment land to be delivered up to 2031

Policy EW1a - West Oxfordshire Garden Village Strategic Development Area (SDA)

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Strategic Allocation

- Area Action Plan

- Eynsham Neighbourhood Plan

- Science Transit Project

- LTP4 - 'Connecting Oxfordshire'

- WODC

- Landowners / developers

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Parish Council

- Bus and rail providers

- Environment Agency

- Thames Water

- Other infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Total employment floorspace completed

- Amount of new greenspace provided

- S106/CIL contributions secured / allocated for infrastructure projects

- Provision of new highway infrastructure including park and ride and bus priority measures

It is anticipated that the site will come forward in the period 2021 - 2031.

Provision of around 2,200 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

Provision of around 40 hectares of business land up to 2031 and beyond.

Provision of a new park and ride site of 1,000 spaces.

5% of developable plots to be made available for self-build projects

Policy EW1b - West Eynsham Strategic Development Area (SDA)

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Strategic Allocation

- Masterplan

- Eynsham Neighbourhood Plan

- WODC

- Landowners / developers

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Parish Council

- Bus and rail providers

- Environment Agency

- Thames Water

- Other infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Amount of new greenspace provided

- S106/CIL contributions secured / allocated for infrastructure projects

- Provision of new highway infrastructure

It is anticipated that the majority of the site will come forward in the period 2021 - 2031 but that parts may come forward before 2021 (around 150 homes).

Provision of around 1,000 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

5% of developable plots to be made available for self-build projects

Policy EW1c - Land East of Woodstock

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

Current planning application pending determination. Assumed that the site could come forward in part by 2021 (200 units) with the remainder to follow by 2031.

Provision of around 300 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

5% of developable plots to be made available for self-build projects

Policy EW1d - Land North of Hill Rise, Woodstock

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- Planning brief

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

Promoted for development through the Council's SHELAA. No current application therefore assumed to come forward post 2021 for the purposes of 5-year housing land supply (although may come forward sooner).

Provision of around 120 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

5% of developable plots to be made available for self-build projects

Policy EW1e - Land North of Banbury Road, Woodstock

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- Planning brief

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

Promoted for development through the Council's SHELAA. No current application therefore assumed to come forward post 2021 for the purposes of 5-year housing land supply (although may come forward sooner).

Provision of around 250 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

5% of developable plots to be made available for self-build projects

Policy EW1f - Land at Myrtle Farm, Long Hanborough

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- Planning brief

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

Promoted for development through the Council's SHELAA.

No current application however given the modest number of units (50) assumed to come forward by 2021.

Provision of around 50 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

Policy EW1g - Land at Oliver's Garage, Long Hanborough

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- Planning brief

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

Site is currently in active use and therefore assumed to come forward after 2021.

Provision of around 25 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

Policy EW1h - Former Stanton Harcourt Airfield

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

Current planning application and the number of units suggests it is likely to be delivered by 2021.

Provision of around 50 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

Policy EW1 - Blenheim World Heritage Site

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Development Management

- WHS Management Plan

- NPPF

- WODC

- English Heritage

- Blenheim Palace Estate

CIL / S106 contributions secured / allocated for conserving and enhancing attributes of the WHS

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

None at present.

Policy EW2 - Eynsham - Woodstock Sub-Area

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Strategic development areas (SDAs) including the West Oxfordshire Garden Village and West Eynsham

- Site allocations

- Neighbourhood Plans

- SHELAA

- Rural exception sites

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan

- Planning obligations/CIL

- Development management

- LTP3 / LTP4 - 'Connecting Oxfordshire'

- Oxford Science Transit Project

- WODC Parking Strategy

- WODC (lead)

- Town and Parish Councils

- Developers and landowners

- Business and retail community

- Local Communities

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Infrastructure providers

- Cotswolds Conservation Board

- River Thames Alliance

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of new affordable homes completed

- Amount of new employment floorspace provided

- Amount of retail floorspace lost to other uses

- Number of local services and community facilities lost to other uses

- Vehicle numbers on A40

- Town centre vacancy rates

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

The timing of improvements to the A40 will depend on the outcome of work currently ongoing and being led by Oxfordshire County Council.

West Oxfordshire Garden Village assumed to come forward in the period 2021 - 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

Indicative housing requirement of 1,600 5,550 new homes to be delivered in the sub-area to 2031. This will include 2,800 homes for West Oxfordshire's identified housing needs and a further 2,750 homes for Oxford City's unmet housing needs.

Provision of 40 ha of business land to 2031 and beyond.

Policy BC1a - Land North of Woodstock Road, Stonesfield

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- Planning brief

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure including extension of adjoining public open space

No current application but the site has been promoted for development and is considered likely to come forward by 2021.

Provision of around 50 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

Policy BC1b - Land East of Burford

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- Planning brief

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

No current application but the site has been promoted for development and is considered likely to come forward by 2021.

Provision of around 85 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

Policy BC1c - Land North of Jeffersons Piece, Charlbury

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- Planning brief

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure

No current application but the site has been promoted for development and is considered likely to come forward by 2021.

Provision of around 40 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

Policy BC1d - Land South of Milton Road, Shipton under Wychwood

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocation

- Development management

- WODC

- Developer / landowner

- Infrastructure providers

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of affordable homes completed

- Provision of/contribution towards supporting infrastructure including additional parking for adjacent school

Current planning application. Site expected to be complete by 2021.

Provision of around 44 homes by 2031.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory.

Policy BC1 - Burford - Charlbury Sub-Area

Delivery mechanism/s

Delivery Partners

Indicators

Timescale & Comment

Target/s

- Site allocations

- Neighbourhood Plans

- SHELAA

- Rural exception sites

- Infrastructure Delivery Plan

- Planning obligations/CIL

- Development management

- LTP3 / LTP4 - 'Connecting Oxfordshire'

- WODC (lead)

- Town and Parish Councils

- Developers and landowners

- Business and retail community

- Local Communities

- Oxfordshire County Council

- Infrastructure providers

- Cotswolds Conservation Board

- Number of new homes completed

- Number of new affordable homes completed

- Amount of new employment floorspace provided

- Amount of retail floorspace lost to other uses

- Number of local services and community facilities lost to other uses

To be applied on an ongoing basis and subject to annual monitoring review.

Housing completions per annum measured against housing trajectory

Indicative housing requirement of 800 1,000 new homes to be delivered in sub-area to by 2031