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.

The Local Plan and appendices, Sustainability Appraisal and appendices, Habitats Regulations Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment can be found here


Early stages of the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment


The Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment  (HELAA) published in March 2017 has been updated to provide the Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) published in October 2017. The documents can be found here This link will take you to an external website... .


Strategic Flood Risk Assessment September 2017


    Larger villages core strategy allocations

    Other areas

    Last reviewed: 16 - 02 - 2018

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