PLANNING AND COMPULSORY PURCHASE ACT 2004Notice ID: OX4187593
WEST OXFORDSHIRE DISTRICT COUNCIL
PLANNING AND COMPULSORY PURCHASE ACT 2004
THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (LOCAL PLANNING) (ENGLAND)
REGULATIONS 2012 - REGULATION 19
WEST OXFORDSHIRE LOCAL PLAN 2031
NOTICE OF CONSULTATION ON FURTHER MAIN MODIFICATIONS
West Oxfordshire District Council is consulting on Further Main Modifications to
the West Oxfordshire Local Plan (2011 – 2031) following independent
examination hearings held in May and July 2017.
The Further Main Modifications and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal
Further Addendum Report and Habitats Regulations Assessment are being made
available for public consultation from 22 February 2018 until 9 April 2018
prior to submission to the Planning Inspectorate.
Public examination hearings into the submission draft Local Plan were held in
November 2015 and the Inspector’s preliminary findings were published in
December 2015. These raised concerns regarding the proposed housing target
and the examination was suspended in January 2016 to enable the Council to
undertake further work.
Following this suspension, main modifications to the Local Plan were submitted
to the Planning Inspectorate in March 2017 and further examination hearing
sessions were held in May and July 2017.
During the examination hearing sessions the Council agreed to prepare additional
evidence in support of the Local Plan and following consultation on this further
technical evidence, the Inspector has written to the Council setting out his
thoughts on the Local Plan.
In response to this, the Council has made Further Main Modifications to the
Local Plan which are subject to this consultation. These are described as Further
Main Modifications because they relate to more significant issues. A number of
more minor additional modifications have also been published at the same time
but are not subject to consultation.
How to respond
The Further Main Modifications and all supporting background documents can
be viewed online at www.westoxon.gov.uk/localplan2031
This includes a standard response form that should be used when making
Key documents including the standard response form will also be made
available at the locations below.
All comments must be received by 5pm on Monday 9 April 2018.
Completed forms should be returned by post to:
Planning Policy Team, West Oxfordshire District Council, Elmfield
New Yatt Road, Witney. OX28 1PB.
Electronic representations should be sent by email to the following address:
All comments received during the consultation will be made available for public
Representations may be accompanied by a request to be notified at a specified
address of the following matters:
1. The publication of the recommendations of the person appointed
to carry out an independent examination of the Local Plan under
Section 20 of the Act
2. The adoption of the Local Plan.
Where to view the documents
Consultation documents and all supporting documents including the
standard response form are available on the Council’s website:
Copies of the Further Main Modifications, the Council’s Sustainability Appraisal
Further Addendum Report, Habitats Regulations Assessment and the standard
response form are also available at the following locations (for library
opening times please contact the library direct or check on
West Oxfordshire District
New Yatt Road
Witney. OX28 1PB.
t: 01993 861000
Open: Mon.-Fri. 9am to 5pm
Carterton Town Council
19 Alvescot Road
Carterton. OX18 3JL.
t: 01993 842156
Open: Mon.-Fri. 9.30am to 4.30pm
Old Grammar School
Bampton. OX18 2NE.
t: 01993 850076
Charlbury. OX7 3PN.
t: 01608 811104
North Leigh Library
North Leigh. OX29 6SA.
t: 01993 882935
t: 01993 812832
Witney Town Centre Shop
3 Welch Way,
t: 01993 861000
Open: Mon.-Fri. 9am to 5pm
Chipping Norton Town Council
t: 01608 642341
Open: Mon.-Fri. 9am to 1pm
86A High Street,
t: 01993 823377
Chipping Norton Library
t: 01608 643559
Stonesfield. OX29 8EF.
t: 01993 898187
29 High Street
t: 01993 830281
Witney Town Council
Witney. OX28 6AG.
t: 01993 704379
Open: Mon.-Fri. 9am to 1pm,
2pm to 5pm
Burford Visitor Information
Centre, 33 High Street
Burford. OX18 4QA.
Open: Mon.-Sat. 9.30am to
5pm, Sun. 10am to 4.00pm
6 Alvescot Road
t: 01993 841492
30 Mill Street
t: 01865 880525
t: 01993 703659