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Supplementary planning documents

Supplementary planning documents (SPD) are additional to the local plan. They provide more detail on some policies and you should take them into account when making a planning application.

The West Oxfordshire Design Guide has been adopted and are part of planning policy. The others are being developed and updates will be added to this page as they progress.

We are currently holding a consultation on the new draft Affordable Housing SPD.

 

Affordable housing

Draft Affordable Housing SPD 

The District Council is consulting on a new draft affordable housing supplementary planning document which sets out in detail how the Council will seek to increase the supply of new affordable homes in West Oxfordshire. We would welcome your views on this initial draft before it is updated and published for further comment later in the year.

The consultation is running for six weeks from 10 July until 21 August 2020.

Representations may be made in writing or by email and must be received no later than 5pm on 21 August 2020.

Email representations to planning.policy@westoxon.gov.uk  or post them to:

Planning Policy Team

West Oxfordshire District Council

Elmfield

New Yatt Road

Witney, OX28 1PB

What Happens next

We will consider all comments received and will publish a revised draft for a further period of consultation later in the year before the SPD is formally adopted. At that point it will become a material consideration for any relevant planning applications.

Hard copies of consultation documents

We will have hard copies of documents available to view at the following locations, subject to Covid-19 opening restrictions:

  • West Oxfordshire District Council Offices, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, OX28 1PB. Tel: 01993 861000 open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Witney Town Centre Shop, 3 Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JH, Tel: 01993 861000, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Witney Town Council, Town Hall, Market Square, Witney, OX28 6AG, Tel: 01993 704379, Open Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
  • Carterton Town Council, 19 Alvescot Road, Carterton, OX18 3JL, Tel: 01993 842156, Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Chipping Norton Town Council, The Guildhall, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NJ, Tel: 01608 642341, open Monday to Friday 9am to 1pm
  • Burford Visitor Information Centre, 33 High Street, Burford, OX18 4QA, Tel: 01993 823558, open Monday to Saturday 9.30am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
  • Bampton Library, Old Grammar School, Church View, Bampton, OX18 2NE, Tel 01993 850076
  • Burford Library, 86A High Street, Burford, OX18 4QF, Tel: 01993 823377
  • Carterton Library, 6 Alvescot Road, Carterton, OX18 3JH, Tel: 01993 841492
  • Charlbury Library, Charlbury Community Centre, Enstone Road, Charlbury, OX7 3PQ, Tel: 01608 811104
  • Chipping Norton Library, Goddards Land, Chipping Norton, OX7 5NP, Tel: 01608 643559
  • Eynsham Library, 30 Mill Street, Eynsham, OX29 4JS, Tel: 01865 880525
  • North Leigh Library, Memorial Hall, Park Road, North Leigh, OX29 6SA, Tel: 01993 882935
  • Stonesfield Library, Village Hall, Longore, Stonesfield, OX29 8EF, Tel: 01993 898187
  • Witney Library, Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JH, Tel: 01993 703659

If we cannot provide hard copies at these locations then they will be available on request. 

Previously adopted Affordable Housing SPD

The affordable housing SPD provides detailed guidance on how the District Council will secure the delivery of affordable housing. 

East Chipping Norton

The West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 allocates land to the east of Chipping Norton for strategic development to include the provision of around 1,200 homes, five hectares of business land together with supporting services and facilities including a new primary school.

A Supplementary Planning Document is being prepared to ensure that development of the site is brought forward in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.

We prepared an initial issues consultation paper to stimulate early debate and discussion about the site and this was subject to public consultation from 25 January to 8 March 2019. 

Hard copies of the Issues Paper were also made available at various locations.

During the consultation Council officers held two public exhibitions on 6 February 2019 at Glyme Hall and on 25 February 2019 at the Town Hall. The exhibition panel displays are available to view.

Responses were received from over 100 individuals and organisations. A list of respondents is available to download, including links to each individual or organisation's full response. Also available is a summary report of the consultation, which identifies the key issues raised under each of the themes set out in the Issues Paper.

The comments received will be taken into account as the draft SPD is prepared ahead of further public consultation later in the year.

East Witney

The West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 allocates land to the east of Witney for the development of around 450 new homes together with the supporting infrastructure including transport improvements and open space.

A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is being prepared to help guide any future development of the site including the type and mix of new homes, what sort of open space is needed and where and how to encourage more walking and cycling including into Witney Town Centre.

To help inform the proposed SPD, we prepared an initial issues consultation paper to stimulate early debate and discussion about the East Witney site and how it should be taken forward. This issues paper was subject to a six week period of public consultation from 5 June to 17 July 2019.

During the consultation, we held two public exhibitions on 21 June at Church Centre, Cogges and on 4 July at Cogges Farm. A public meeting of the Cogges and Newland Community Association was also held, on 11 July at Cogges Church Centre.

The exhibition panel displays are available to view.

Responses were received from around around 50 individuals and organisations. A list of respondents is available to download, including links to each individual or organisation's full response. A summary report of the consultation and the key issues raised will be published on this page in due course.

North Witney

The West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 allocates land to the north of Witney for the development of around 1,400 new homes, together with the supporting infrastructure including transport improvements and open space.

A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is being prepared to help guide any future development of the site including:

  • the type and mix of new homes,
  • what sort of open space and supporting transport infrastructure is needed
  • where and how to encourage more walking and cycling including into Witney Town Centre

An initial issues paper is due to be published for consultation in summer 2020.

West Eynsham

Land west of Eynsham is allocated for a mixed us development including 1,000 houses, a spine road and a new primary school in our Local Plan 2031.

The Supplementary Planning Document will ensure that this development integrates with the existing community and takes account of the environmental qualities and characteristics of the area.

As a first step in the SPD process the Council has produced an issues paper which is intended to stimulate early debate and discussion about development to the west of Eynsham and the key issues and priorities to be addressed as the site is taken forward.

Consultation on the issues paper closed on 21 September 2018 and responses were received from over 100 individuals and organisations. A list of respondents is available to download, including links to each individual or organisation's full response. 

Also available to download below is a summary report of the consultation, which identifies the key issues raised under each of the themes set out in the Issues Paper.