The Council undertook a first Regulation 19 consultation period in late 2017. Thank you to all of those who took the time to respond. Responses to this consultation can be viewed here. We will not send these comments on and ask people to review the latest version of the plan to see if they wish to submit representations to this version.
Full Council met in May 2018 to review the Local Plan and decided to follow Cabinet’s recommendations to reassess all available housing sites, as long as the extra time that this takes would not have a significant impact on the countywide Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal. View the Cabinet Report and Minutes and agenda and minutes from Full Council .
Council Leader’s statement – 19 July 2018
On 19 July, the council leader gave an update on the Local Plan as part of her speech to a Council Meeting. You can read her full statement to council here.
The council has reassessed each of the main housing sites proposed in the October 2017 version of the Plan, along with previously-considered locations that were dismissed but were ‘reasonable alternatives’ and some additional sites that were promoted to the council prior to the close of the Regulation19 publication stage of the Local Plan. This assessment has informed the sites now proposed in the Regulation 19 version of the Plan, published in January 2019.
The sites proposed are as follows:
Proposed sites: Culham, Oxford Brookes University Wheatley, Berinsfield, Chalgrove Airfield, Wick Farm, Lower Elsfield (Bayswater), Grenoble Road, Northfield;
Additional sites assessed: Palmers Riding Stables – Emmer Green Reading, Thornhill, Harrington, Reading Golf Club, Playhatch – Reading, Land off Thame Road – North Weston and Land South of Great Western Park
View the location of all 15 sites to be assessed on a map of the District
Since the first Regulation 19 stage of the Local Plan, the Council has:
We have carried out extensive consultation on our emerging Local Plan over the past three years and we would like to thank all of you who have already taken part. Your feedback has been taken into consideration and has helped to shape the Local Plan through the various stages to get us to the point that we are at now.
Details on our current publicity stage can be viewed here
Consultation Name: Publication Version (2017)
View the consultation responses here
Consultation name: Second Preferred Options (March 2017)
Consultation name: Preferred Options (June 2016)
Consultation name: Refined Options (February 2015)
Consultation name: Issues and scope (June 2014)