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Local Plan 2031

The West Oxfordshire Local Plan was formally adopted on 27 September 2018 and sets out the overall planning framework for the district from 2011 to 2031.

Interactive policy map

Because the Local Plan became more than 5-years old with effect from 27 September 2023 onwards, a review has been undertaken in accordance with Regulation 10A of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

The purpose of the review is to determine whether or not the plan’s policies need to be updated. The review document is available to download below.

Inspector's report

The final report of the Local Plan Inspector was published on 24 August 2018. It concludes that the West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the District, provided that a number of main modifications are made to it.

Evidence base

A large number of documents were published as part of the Local Plan examination and a complete schedule of these is available to download below.
Copies of all documents are available from the Planning Policy Team on request. Please contact us if you need a copy of any of them.

Many of the key evidence base reports are also available to download directly on our Local Plan evidence base page.

Sustainability appraisal

A sustainability appraisal was carried out to assess the Local Plan against a set of sustainability objectives.