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.

The core documents are the Local Plan and appendices, Sustainability Appraisal and appendices, Habitats Regulations Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment.  This link will take you to an external website...

The Policies Maps show housing and employment allocations, safeguarded land and planning use constraints, such as the AONB.

Local Plan Policies Map North This link will take you to an external website...  

Local Plan Policies Map South This link will take you to an external website...  

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 This link will take you to an external website...  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

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Environment

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Topic Papers

We have put together a series of topic papers. These are the background papers which set out the processes undertaken and the evidence considered to inform the sites and policies in the emerging Local Plan:

Duty to Co-operate (762.8 KB) PDF

Employment (765.3 KB) PDF

Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople (97.5 KB) PDF

Historic Environment (181.9 KB) PDF

Natural Environment (194.9 KB) PDF

Settlement Assessment (3.1 MB) PDF

Transport (593.7 KB) PDF

Housing need and supply (360.8 KB) PDF

Last reviewed: 01 - 11 - 2018

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