Design advice

The landscape, geology, settlement pattern, architectural form and building materials of West Oxfordshire varies across the District. All combine to give areas distinctive character. So it's important that the local context help with decisions about change and development across the district.

New West Oxfordshire Design Guide 2016

The Design Guide contains a detailed analysis of both natural and man made aspects of the District and detailed design advice.

In the recent update of the Design Guide we have added a couple of new sections added. It was adopted by the Council in April 2016, and is a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), so it's a material consideration in planning decisions.

Please view the new West Oxfordshire Design Guide 2016 using the drop down box below:

West Oxfordshire Design guide


West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB