Joint Local Plan 2041
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working together to prepare a new Joint Local Plan 2041. Once adopted, the Joint Local Plan 2041 will replace:
- South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2035 (adopted December 2020)
- Vale of White Horse LPP1 (adopted December 2016) and LPP2 (October 2019)
The Joint Local Development Scheme (LDS) which was approved in March 2021, sets out the timetable for producing new planning policy documents, including key production and public consultation stages. This is the first joint LDS that covers South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils.
The Local Development Scheme, March 2021 can be found here.
Call for Land and Buildings Available for Change
The ’Call for Land and Buildings Available for Change’ is an invitation to landowners, agents, developers, community groups and others who are interested in having land considered for a range of different uses, to submit information to the councils on the sites they would like to be assessed as part of the Joint Local Plan.
This process is usually referred to as a Call for Sites. The change in name reflects that as well as land for housing and jobs, there is also an opportunity to submit sites for community and environmental uses, such as public open spaces or renewable energy, through this process. We are particularly keen to hear about previously developed land (also known as brownfield sites) that is available, or existing larger buildings that could be converted for new uses, to help reduce the scale of greenfield development.
The Call for Land and Buildings Available for Change does not grant planning permission to any site submitted or confirm that the site is suitable for development.
The Call for Land and Buildings Available for Change runs for six weeks running from Thursday 19 August 2021 to midnight on Thursday 30 September 2021. We have produced a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) factsheet and a Guidance note to help answer any questions you may have:
How to submit Land and Buildings Available for Change
If you wish to submit a site, you must complete a response form. You can do this by:
- Using our online form, which is available here: survey.southandvale.gov.uk/s/CallForLandAndBuildings2021
If you have any questions on our Call for Land and Buildings Available for Change, please contact the Planning Policy team via firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01235 422600.
If you have any questions on the online response form or require it in an alternative format (for example – large print, Braille, audio, email, Easy Read and alternative languages) please email email@example.com or call 01235 422425.