Supplementary Planning Documents

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) support the Local Plan by providing additional detail on our policies. These are subject to consultation prior to adoption by the Council.

This year we are working on a number of new documents including:

  • West Eynsham Development Framework
  • North Witney Development Framework
  • East Witney Development Framework
  • East Chipping Norton Development Framework
  • Developer Contributions
  • Green Infrastructure

Supplementary planning documents for affordable housing and design are already in place and are available to download below.

More information about each of these new documents, and the respective consultations, will be added to this webpage as we progress.

East Witney Supplementary Planning Document 

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, the Council 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 6-week period of public consultation from 5 June to 17 July 2019.

The issues paper is available to download below.

During the consultation, Council officers 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 by clicking on the link below:

Responses were received from around around 50 individuals and organisations. A list of respondents is available to download below, 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.

East Chipping Norton SPD 

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, 5 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.

The Council 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. The issues paper can be downloaded below.

Hard copies of the Issues Paper were also made available at the following locations:

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

Responses were received from over 100 individuals and organisations. A list of respondents is available to download below, 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.

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

West Eynsham SPD 

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. A copy of the Issues Paper can be downloaded below.

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 below, 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.

West Oxfordshire Design Guide

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

The Design Guide 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

Affordable Housing SPD

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

West Oxfordshire District Council
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