Consultation on West Oxfordshire homes draft plan

West Oxfordshire District Council

West Oxfordshire District Council

First published in News

At least 9,450 homes could be built in West Oxfordshire by 2029 in a new draft local plan.

West Oxfordshire District Council’s cabinet yesterday agreed to consult on the document. It will replace a former strategy that ended in 2011, which said about 5,500 homes should be built, after taking into account the Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA), published earlier this year.

The SHMA said 11,880 homes were needed, but the council said it had reduced its projections as it had “over-delivered” on previous targets.The consultation will be held from July 28 to September 19.
 

  • Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS, SPORT and JAYDEN depending on what services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Our top stories

Cyclists warned: Don't be dimwits

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 25th October 2014

BIKE safety campaigners have warned that cyclists are risking their lives, after an Oxford Mail survey found more than half of them were riding without lights.

Football match in Banbury stopped after bottle was thrown towards the referee

Oxford Mail: Thames Valley Police logo

5:18pm Saturday 25th October 2014

A FOOTBALL match was abandoned this afternoon after a bottle was thrown onto the pitch.

Extra hour tonight! Celebrate with top bands at unique Oxford gig

Oxford Mail:

1:40pm Saturday 25th October 2014

With an extra hour to enjoy - or recover with - tonight is the perfect night to celebrate one of Oxford's biggest nights of music

FOOTBALL: Rose wants to keep Oxford United climbing

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

Danny Rose is targeting a move into mid-table today as Oxford United visit Carlisle United in search of a third win in eight days.

Shhh... silent film is a reel hit with movie buffs

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 25th October 2014

FILM buffs were given a taste of how movies used to be watched as they turned out for a silent screening in Witney.

Update: Oxford University student Isobel Priest is found safe and well

Oxford Mail:

8:49am Saturday 25th October 2014

Police have said the 21-year-old Oxford University student who was reported missing has been found safe and well.

Comments (2)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

10:09am Thu 17 Jul 14

kgreen99 says...

They should not allow a single extra home to be built in West Oxfordshire until all the transport problems in Witney and along the A40 are resolved.
They should not allow a single extra home to be built in West Oxfordshire until all the transport problems in Witney and along the A40 are resolved. kgreen99
  • Score: 4

4:52pm Thu 17 Jul 14

West Oxon Webwatcher says...

I agree whole heartedly with kgreen99. A big proportion of the 30,000 extra inhabitants of the "at least 9,450 additional homes will be heading east to nthe Oxford area and South Oxon science areas for daily work. Note the inclusion of th words "at least". That sounds most ominous like an ever rising ceiling in numbers.
I agree whole heartedly with kgreen99. A big proportion of the 30,000 extra inhabitants of the "at least 9,450 additional homes will be heading east to nthe Oxford area and South Oxon science areas for daily work. Note the inclusion of th words "at least". That sounds most ominous like an ever rising ceiling in numbers. West Oxon Webwatcher
  • Score: 2

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree