Evidence studies

An important part of the creation of planning policy documents is an evidence base. 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 our area. 

We have commissioned or carried out a range of studies which will 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 studies can be grouped under three broad categories: Those that consider the impacts of growth; those that measure the suitability of places and sites to accommodate growth and those that identify additional requirements as a result of growth. The new and updated studies for the Local Plan are listed below. 

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

Impacts

Early stages of the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment

Suitability

It has been brought to our attention that all of the Council owned land in the Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) has been identified as being available. This is clearly not the case and we apologise for any distress that this may have caused. An updated version of the report is due to be published late summer 2017 and we will ensure that this inaccuracy will be corrected in the next version. 

Landscape

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment September 2017

Requirements

    Larger villages core strategy allocations

    Other areas

    Last reviewed: 12 - 10 - 2017

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