Planning Policy

Planning policy

The council's planning policy team prepares documents used to guide development and determine planning applications. 

The Core Strategy - adopted December 2012

The Core Strategy sets out how the council will help deliver much needed housing, opportunities for high quality jobs and thriving town centres across the district.

The Local Plan 2031

The Local Plan 2031 incorporates a review of our adopted Core Strategy.  It will set out how we will deliver much needed housing, opportunities for high quality jobs and thriving town centres across the district.  

The Local Plan - adopted January 2006

The South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2011 sets out policies and proposals for development, such as housing and employment, and determines how the land in the district will be used.

Changes to Local Plan Policies - check here for details of which policies will no longer be used from 20 January 2009.

The Development Plan

Our development plan comprises a number of documents with the main document being our emerging Local Plan.

Neighbourhood Plans

Find out more regarding the neighbourhood plans taking place in our district.

Last reviewed: 28 - 07 - 2014

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