South Oxfordshire Local Plan submitted for examination

Released on March 29, 2019

South Oxfordshire District Council has today submitted its Local Plan 2034, and associated documents, for independent examination.

A Planning Inspector, appointed by the government, will set a timetable for a series of public examination hearings, expected to be held later this year.  

People will be able to attend the examination to witness the proceedings, however only those invited by the Inspector will be able to participate in the hearings. Dates and a venue for the examination will be confirmed after an Inspector has been appointed.

After the examination has finished the Inspector will issue a report containing recommendations to either accept the plan as it is, accept the plan with modifications, or reject it.

Notes for editors

The Local Plan identifies where housing, retail, and employment land should be located, as well as the infrastructure required to support this growth, such as new roads, schools, health services and sewerage.  The policies in the plan are used to help make decisions on planning applications.

For more information about the South Oxfordshire Local Plan see