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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.

Affordable housing

Revised Draft Affordable Housing SPD 

The District Council is preparing a new affordable housing supplementary planning document (SPD) which will set out in detail how the Council will seek to increase the supply of new affordable homes in West Oxfordshire. 

Consultation on the initial draft SPD took place in July/August 2020 and the responses received are available to download below, together with a summary of the main issues raised and how they have been taken into account.

 

Taking those comments into account, a revised draft SPD was published for a further period of consultation from 5 March to 16 April 2021.

The revised draft SPD is available to download below.

What happens next?

All comments received are being carefully considered before a final version of the SPD is prepared and formally adopted by the Council (anticipated to be September 2021). At that point it will become a material consideration for any relevant planning applications.

Previously adopted Affordable Housing SPD

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

Developer contributions

The District Council is preparing a new supplementary planning document (SPD) on developer contributions to provide detailed guidance to developers, infrastructure providers and local communities on likely infrastructure requirements for developments in West Oxfordshire, so they can be factored in at an early stage. 

An initial draft version of the SPD was published for a six week period of consultation from 9 November to 21 December 2020.

The draft SPD is available to download below together with the responses received to the consultation. 

Nearly thirty representations were received in response to the consultation.

What happens next

We are considering all comments received along with other updates to produce a revised draft of the SPD. This will be subject to a further and final period of consultation later in the year anticipated to be September 2021 after which point, any further, final changes will be made before the
SPD is formally adopted. Once adopted, the SPD will become a material consideration for any relevant planning applications.

Hanborough station masterplan

The Hanborough Station Masterplan SPD will be prepared by external consultants, jointly funded by West Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council.

The scope and timing of the SPD is currently being considered and further information will be published here in due course.