Local Plan 2031 Issues and Scope

The consultation has closed

Once we've processed the responses you can view them using our consultation system.  This will take several weeks.  We'll update our website to let you know when they are available.

Background to the consultation

A new study of housing need in Oxfordshire has indicated that more housing is needed than we’ve planned for in our current local plan (core strategy).   A local plan contains policies that are used when determining planning applications, and identify key locations for where major new planned housing developments will take place.  We need your involvement to make sure we develop the best local plan for our district. We are at the first stage of the plan making process looking at what issues we should address in our plan, which is why your comments are important.  The consultation has closed but you can still view the consultation document.

In 2012 we adopted the South  Oxfordshire Core Strategy (our existing local plan), which secured the land needed for 11,487 homes to 2027.  In April 2014 a document called the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (or SHMA) was published providing updated housing need figures across Oxfordshire to 2031. The document identified that South Oxfordshire could need up to additional 5,900 homes on top of the number already allocated.  This has meant that we have needed to review our existing plan so that it looks ahead to 2031.  We will be rolling forward all of the strategic allocations we have made in our adopted core strategy, so please do not send in comments relating to this.

Consultation documents

You can view a copy of our consultation document and a leaflet, which gives information on some of the main areas we are looking at below.

For more information about the consultation and how the additional housing need could affect South Oxfordshire please take a look at the following video

Last reviewed: 31 - 03 - 2015

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