Draft Local Plan (Previously 'Core Strategy')
Latest News April 2013
Following on from the draft Local Plan consultation in late 2012, work is continuing in a number of areas related to Local Plan preparation. For an update on progress with the Local Plan, please follow the link below:
Draft Local Plan October 2012
The Council's Draft Local Plan was published for consultation from 7th November until 19th December 2012.
The consultation has now closed and we are currently considering all of the responses received. For information, the draft plan, supporting consultation documents and responses received can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
In response to the consultation, we received over 2,000 comments and are currently in the process of analysing these and identifying any additional research needed to take the plan forward. To view a summary of the comments received, please follow the link below
Throughout the preparation of the Local Plan, the Council has received a large amount of detailed information relating to potential strategic development sites at Witney and Carterton. This information, submitted by a range of organisations including land owners and developers, has been added to a summary list which can be accessed via the following link:
For reference purposes, all earlier information relating to the preparation of the Draft Local Plan is set out below
Special Full Council meeting - September 2011
A special meeting of Full Council was held in September 2011. Further details including the minutes of the meeting are available via the link below;
Opportunity for further comments June - July 2011
Comments were invited on new documents published by the Council and on further submissions received from agents/developers pursuing development options on the fringe of Carterton. Comments received are being added to the consultation website.
Draft Core Strategy Consultation January - March 2011
The Draft Core Strategy (now referred to as the Draft Local Plan) was published for consultation in January 2011. The responses to this consultation and summaries of the responses are available on the consultation website:
Issues and Options and Preferred Options Consultations
In order to ensure that our plans and strategies are the most appropriate in terms of their impact on the environment, the economy and society, we are required to subject them to a process of Sustainability Appraisal (SA). To view the SA of the Draft Local Plan as well as the earlier SA of the Core Strategy and the background SA Scoping Report click on the links below.
The Council has gathered an extensive evidence base to inform the LDF, including specialist studies and local surveys. This has been updated to inform the current consultation:
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