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Local Plan 2031 – Part One

The Local Plan 2031 Part One was adopted in December 2016.

The Local Plan Part One documents are all below, or you can view them at our offices, at the address at the foot of this page, and at libraries.  

Adopted Policies Map

Local Plan 2031 Part 1 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.

Factual Correction to the Green Belt boundary at North Hinksey village

The adoption statements for the Part 1 can be found below

Local Plan Part 1 Review

A Regulation 10A review (five-year review) for Local Plan Part 1 (LPP1) has been completed, evaluating LPP1’s policies for their consistency with national policy, considering current evidence and any relevant changes in local circumstances.

The review shows that five years on, LPP1 (together with LPP2) continues to provide a suitable framework for development in the Vale of White Horse that is in overall conformity with government policy. Until a new housing requirement is adopted in a new local plan (such as the Oxfordshire Plan 2050), the council will use its local housing need figure for calculating its housing land supply. 

Vale of White Horse District Council Cabinet approved the Local Plan Part 1 Review on 3 December 2021 and the review can be found below:

Local Plan Part 1 Review (PDF)

Contact us - Planning policy

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Vale of White Horse District Council
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Milton Park
Abingdon
OX14 4SB