Land Availability Assessment

Call for Sites

Vale of White Horse District Council is working on a new local plan.

We adopted Local Plan 2031 Part 1 in December 2016 and Local Plan 2031 Part 2 in October 2019. Local authorities have to review (and if necessary, update) their local plan at least every five years.  We are now beginning work on a new Local Plan 2041 for the district.

The first step in this process is to invite landowners, agents, developers, community groups and others who are interested in having land considered for a range of different uses to submit information to us on the sites they would like to be assessed.

Sites proposed for consideration will be added to our submitted sites register and a high-level review of the site will be undertaken by officers. This exercise is purely a data gathering exercise about sites which may be available for development. Sites submitted to us through this process will only gain planning status if they are taken forward as an allocation within the Local Plan. This process does not grant planning permission to any sites submitted. All sites would need to be submitted in accordance with the requirements below.

Requirements for sites

  • Located in the Vale of White Horse District Council’s administrative boundary
  • Able to accommodate 5 or more dwellings if proposed for residential use
  • Able to accommodate 500sqm or more if proposed for economic development use

Information required

For a site to be submitted successfully, you will also need to provide the following;

  • Contact details (Name/Address/Telephone Number/Email/Who are you representing if not the landowner)
  • Site details (site address; site coordinates; current/previous uses)
  • Landownership details (Name/Address of owner(s); Single ownership; any other interests – tenancies)
  • An appropriately scaled map showing the boundaries of the site
  • Proposed use(s) (Housing, Employment, Retail, Nature Recovery etc)
  • Proposed scale (number of dwellings/employment floorspace etc)
  • Information on when the site is likely to become available for development
  • Information on any known constraints and how these could be overcome.

How to submit sites

The Call for Sites runs for eight weeks running from Friday 03 April 2020 to midnight on Friday 29 May 2020. We have produced a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (117.2 KB) PDF  factsheet to help answer any questions you may have.

Sites can be submitted by:

Please note that you must provide your name and address for your sites to be considered. Any personal information you provide to the Council within your submission will not be published online, however your information is required to ensure we can contact you further if your site is taken forward within the local plan.

Supporting Documents and Webpages

If you have any questions on our Call for Sites, please contact the Planning Policy team via or call 01235 422600.

If you have any questions on the survey or require it in an alternative format (for example - large print, Braille, audio, email, Easy Read and alternative languages) please email or call 01235 422425.

Last reviewed: 16 - 04 - 2020

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