Evidence studies

The evidence base is an important part of the creation of planning policy documentation. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that local planning authorities should ensure that their Local Plans are based on adequate, up-to-date and relevant evidence about economic, social and environmental characteristics and prospects of their area. 

We have commissioned or carried out a range of studies which provide us with a comprehensive picture of the opportunities and constraints in the district.  These studies support the emerging Local Plan for South Oxfordshire. These documents can be found under the following headings: Settlements and Housing, Employment and Leisure, Infrastructure and Environment. 

Earlier versions of the evidence documents, which have all helped to inform the emerging Local Plan, can be found on the links below.

Earlier versions of the core documents This link will take you to an external website...  are still available

Settlements and Housing

Earlier versions of documents are still available

Employment, Retail and Leisure

Earlier versions of documents This link will take you to an external website...  are still available

Infrastructure and Transport

Earlier versions of documents This link will take you to an external website...  are still available

Environment

Earlier versions of documents are still available

Topic Papers

Topic Papers are draft, and are not formal documents which the Councils consults upon. The purpose of these is to inform the local plan examination once that takes place.

Previous Local Plan documents

Previous versions of the plan and supporting documents published for the first Regulation 19 stage in October 2017 can be viewed below:

Last reviewed: 14 - 02 - 2019

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