Planning policy

The Planning Policy Team is responsible for preparing, monitoring, advising on and reviewing planning policy in the Vale.

Latest news

Planning for infrastructure 

The CIL Examination was due to take place on 23 February 2017 (with 24 February held in reserve for continuation if required).  After careful consideration we have decided to postpone the CIL Examination hearing. Postponing the hearing will enable us to take full account of the 48 responses received during the latest round of consultations, and to carefully consider if we wish to propose any further modifications. 

Alongside the updated CIL documents, we also consulted on a draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This document sets out the Council’s proposed approach to collecting infrastructure contributions through CIL and Section 106. The Council is now reviewing the feedback ahead of updating and finalising the SPD

Further information and details can be found below:



The Local Development Scheme

The main task of the team is to prepare the Vale of White Horse Local Plan and supporting documents. We have now updated the Local Development Scheme (September 2016) (898.4 KB) PDF that sets outs our current work programme.

Please note the planning policy relating to minerals and waste matters is the responsibility of Oxfordshire County Council.

Here are some more pages about our work

More information on planning policy can be found on the Planning Portal website. Planning Portal This link will take you to an external website...

    Last reviewed: 09 - 03 - 2017

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