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Council Responses to Consultations about Planning

As a local planning authority, we often respond to other organisation’s consultations on planning matters that affect our district. We’ll publish the most recent responses on this page

May 2024 – South Oxfordshire Response to the government’s consultation on An Accelerated Planning System

You can view our full response here

March 2024 – South Oxfordshire Response – Vision Zero Strategy

You can view our full response here

March 2024 – South Oxfordshire Response – To the Consultation for The Future Homes and Buildings Standards: 2023

You can view our full response here

February 2024 – South Oxfordshire Response – To the Building Safety Levy second consultation

You can view our full response here

February 2024 – South Oxfordshire Response – To a National Policy Statement for new nuclear power generation – Consultation on the new approach to siting beyond 2025

You can view our full response here

February 2024 – Joint Response – Street Vote Development Orders

You can view our full response here

January 2024 – Joint Response – Reading Local Plan Review

You can view our full response here

January 2024 – South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse joint response to Oxford’s formal Duty to Cooperate letter

You can view our full response sent on 19 January 2024 here

and Oxford’s formal letter sent to South and Vale on 22 December 2023 here

December 2023 – South Oxfordshire’s response to Oxford City Local Plan 2040 Regulation 19 Consultation

You can view our full response here

Appendix 1 – Capacity Assessment of Oxford City

Appendix 2 – Review of Oxford City and Cherwell District Housing and Economic Needs Assessment for Oxfordshire

December 2023 – South Oxfordshire’s response to Reading’s Local Transport Plan (LTP)

You can view our full response here

November 2023 – South Oxfordshire Cherwell Local Plan consultation response

You can view our full response here

October 2023 – South’s response to the governments Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill: Consultation on implementation of plan-making reforms.

You can view our full response here

October 2023 – South Oxfordshire response for West Oxfordshire focussed Consultation

You can view our full response here

September 2023 – Consultation on additional flexibilities to support housing delivery, the agricultural sector, businesses, high streets, open prisons; and a call for evidence on nature-based solutions, farm efficiency projects and diversification.

You can view our full response here

August 2023 – Strategic Active Travel Network (SATN) Consultation Response

You can view our full response here

July 2023 – South Oxfordshire Didcot Central Corridor Response

You can read our survey response here and our full response here

June 2023 – Environmental Outcomes Reports Consultation Response

You can read our full response here

June 2023 – Short Term Lets Planning Consultation Response

You can read our full response here

June 2023 – Infrastructure Levy Consultation Response

You can read our full response here

May 2023 – RAPID consultation on Strategic regional water resource solutions: standard gate two submissions and draft decisions

You can read our full response here.

April 2023 – Stronger performance of Local planning authorities supported through an increase in planning fees

You can read our full response here.

March 2023 – Draft Thames Water Resources Management Plan 2024 Consultation

You can read our full response here.

March 2023 – Watlington Relief Road Scheme Consultation

You can read our full response here.

March 2023 – Oxford Local Plan Housing Need Consultation

You can read our full response here.

March 2023 – The Government’s Levelling-up and Regeneration Bill: reforms to national planning policy consultation

You can read our full response here.

February 2023 – Water Resources South East – Draft Best Value Regional Plan Consultation

You can read our full response here.

February 2023 – The Building Safety Levy Consultation

You can read our full response here.

January 2023 – Local Plan for Buckinghamshire Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report Consultation

You can read our full response here.

January 2023 – Local Plan for Buckinghamshire HRA Scoping Report Consultation

You can read our full response here.

December 2022 – Strategic Active Travel Network Consultation

You can read our full response here.

November 2022 – Abingdon Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan Consultation

You can read our full response here.

November 2022 – Oxford City Local Plan 2040 Preferred Options Consultation

You can read our full response here.

October 2022 – Traffic Filters Consultation

You can read our full response here.

October 2022 – Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan Consultation

You can read our full response here.

September 2022 – Technical Consultation on DEFRA’s Biodiversity Metric

You can read our full response here.

September 2022 – Consultation on Thames Water Drainage and Wastewater plan

You can read our full response here.

August 2022 – Consultation on Transport for South East’s new Strategic Investment Plan

You can read our full response here.

August 2022 – Consultation on West End and Osney Mead SPD

You can read our full response here.

May 2022 – Consultation on Environmental Targets

You can read our full response here.

May 2022 – Consultation on the Government’s Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan

You can read our full response here.

April 2022 – Central and Eastern Berkshire Authorities – Joint Minerals and Waste Plan Proposed Main Modification Consultation

You can read our full response here.

April 2022 – Draft River Basin Management Plans Consultation

You can read our full response here.

April 2022 – Biodiversity Net Gain Regulations and Implementation Consultation

You can read our full response here.

April 2022 – Government Response to the Landscapes Review Consultation

You can read our full response here.

March 2022 – Oxfordshire Local Transport and Connectivity Plan Consultation

You can read our full response here.

March 2022 – Water Resources South East Consultation

You can read our full response here.

December 2021 – National Highways Consultation

You can read our full response here.

November 2021 – Wokingham Borough Council Duty to Co-operate Re-scoping Consultation

You can read our full response here.

November 2021 – Nature Recovery Strategy Consultation

You can read our full response here.

October 2021 – OFWAT water resource solutions RAPID gated process response

You can read our full response here.

October 2021 – Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc consultation

You can read our full response here.

October 2021 – Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Regulation 18 (Part 2)

You can read our full response here. (PDF)

August 2021 – Thames Valley Flood Scheme Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

You can read our full response here.

August 2021 – Oxford City’s Early Stage Issues consultation and Duty to Cooperate

You can read our full response here.

June 2021- the Government’s changes to permitted development rights for electronic communications infrastructure: technical consultation

You can read our full response here.

April 2021 – the Government’s consultation on the Future Buildings Standard

You can read our full response here.

April 2021 – South Oxfordshire District Council response to Buckinghamshire Council – Strategic Liaison – Draft Scoping Statement for Consultation

You can read our full response here.

March 2021 – Oxfordshire’s Local Transport and Connectivity Plan (LTCP) – Vision consultation

You can read our full response here.

March 2021 – the Government’s consultation on the NPPF and National Model Design Code consultation

You can read our full response here.

March 2021 – Oxfordshire County Council Minerals and Waste Local Plan Interim Sustainability Appraisal consultation

You can read our full response here.

March 2021 – Buckinghamshire Council Statement of Community Involvement

You can read our full response here.

March 2021- Water Resources South East: Best Value Regional Resilience Plan

You can read our full response here.

February 2021 – West Berkshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan

You can read our full response here.

February 2021 – West Berkshire Local Plan Review 2020 – 2037 Emerging Draft Consultation

You can read our full response here.

February 2021- The Vale of White Horse Draft Charging Schedule (CIL) and draft Developer Contributions SPD Consultation

You can read our full response here.

January 2021 – the Government’s consultation on Supporting Housing Delivery and Public Service Infrastructure

You can read our full response here.

January 2021 – Aylesbury Vale Local Plan Further Main Modifications Consultation

You can read our full response here.

October 2020 – the Government’s consultation on Transparency and Competition

You can read our full response here.

October 2020 – the Government’s Planning for the Future White Paper Consultation

We have written our response to this consultation to strongly object to the introduction of the planning reforms proposed. You can read our full response here.

October 2020 – the Government’s consultation on Changes to the Current Planning System

You can read our full response here.

October 2020 – England’s Economic Heartlands consultation

You can read our full response here.

October 2020 – Central Berkshire Minerals and Waste Plan

You can read our full response here.

September 2020 – Reading Transport Strategy

You can read our full response here.

August 2020 – the Government’s Consultation on Decarbonising Transport

You can read our full response here.

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