The Local Plan 2031 Part 2: Detailed Policies and Additional Sites - Publication Version Publicity Period

Local Plan 2031 Part 1 was adopted in December 2016.  The Part 1 plan sets out the 'spatial strategy' and strategic policies for the district to deliver sustainable development.  It identifies the number of new homes and jobs to be provided in the area for the plan period up to 2031.  It makes provision for retail, leisure and commercial development and for the infrastructure needed to support them. 

The Local Plan 2031 Part 2: Detailed Policies and Additional Sites complements the Part 1 plan and sets out policies and locations for housing for the Vale's proportion of Oxford's housing need up to 2031, which cannot be met within the City boundaries.  It contains policies for the part of Didcot Garden Town that lies within the Vale of White Horse District, and detailed development management policies to complement the Local Plan 2031 Part 1, which replace the saved policies of the Local Plan 2011.  It also allocates additional development sites for housing.

Local Plan 2031 Part 2 Publicity Period

The publicity period for our Local Plan 2031 Part 2 closed on Wednesday 22 November 2017. We are reviewing the feedback and will publish the responses in due course.  

What happens next?

After the  responses have been reviewed and collated we will submit the Plan to the Secretary of State, who will appoint a Planning Inspector to carry out an Independent Examination.  

The Inspector will then examine the Part 2 plan, the evidence supporting it and the comments received, and will make a decision on whether the plan is “sound” and “legally compliant”.  For information on what these terms mean, please see our guidance note (1.0 MB) PDF .

View the Local Plan 2031 Part 2 documents 

Comments were invited from residents, people working in the district, businesses and all stakeholders.  

In line with our Statement of Community Involvement Vale of White Horse District Council This link will take you to an external website...  we were keen to ensure that there were a range of opportunities for people to share their views on the Local Plan Part 2.  

Three public events and exhibitions were held.  To view the exhibition boards that were used as part of our Local Plan Part 2, Drop in Exhibitions, Please click on the following link: Local Plan 2031 Part 2: Exhibition Boards.   

For more information on the publicity period please view our Local Plan Update Bulletin 8 (539.8 KB) PDF .

We would like to thank everyone who submitted comments during the publicity period which closed on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

List of Saved Local Plan 2011 Policies – 18 April 2017

The table below provides a list of the Saved Policies in the Local Plan 2011 and provides a brief summary of the rational for how these policies are proposed to be updated or replaced. Further information can be found in Topic Papers 3 to 6 that are available to view and access on the Council website at: Local Plan 2031 Part 2: Topic Papers Vale of White Horse District Council This link will take you to an external website...

List of Saved Local Plan Policies 2011 (396.3 KB) PDF

Last reviewed: 23 - 11 - 2017

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