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Local Plan 2031 – Part Two

Adoption of Local Plan 2031 Part 2: Detailed Policies and Additional Sites

The Local Plan 2031 Part 2 was adopted by Full Council on Wednesday 9 October 2019. A copy of the adopted Local Plan 2031 Part 2 and associated documentation can be viewed here. The documents are also available to view at local libraries within the district and at the council offices at Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE.

Inspector’s Report

The Council received the Inspector’s report 25 June 2019. The report outlined the findings of the inspector, Mr David Reed, on his examination of the Local Plan 2031 Part 2 and concluded that, subject to a number of main modifications, the plan is ‘sound’.

A copy of the Inspector’s Report and Appendix that contains the Schedule of Main Modifications can be viewed below:

Schedule of Main Modifications

The Inspector invited comments on the proposed Main Modifications as part of the examination process for the Local Plan 2031 Part 2. The Main Modifications were identified by the Inspector as those necessary to make the Local Plan sound.

Additional Air Quality and Transport evidence as well as updates to the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulation Assessment to reflect the main modifications were submitted to the Inspector. These can be found here:

The schedule of Main Modifications consultation closed on 1 April 2019 and the Council received a total of 105 representations individual consultees. The Inspector considered all representations to the Schedule of Main Modifications consultation before publishing his final report.

All responses to the Main Modifications Consultation can be viewed here

Additional Modifications and Strikethrough Plan

The Council also published a Schedule of Additional Modifications comprising changes of a minor nature to update the Plan, correct any errors and to provide additional clarity when interpreting the Plans Strategic Policies. This document was not subject to public consultation but was purely published for additional information and clarity alongside the Proposed Main Modifications to the Local Plan 2031 Part 2.

The Council has produced a strikethrough version of the Local Plan 2031 Part 2 to illustrate the Proposed Draft Main Modifications and Additional Modifications. This did not form part of the consultation and was published purely to assist understanding:

Procedural Correspondence

All correspondence from and to the Inspector and the Council can be found here


Information regarding the examination of Local Plan 2031 Part 2 can be found here.

Previous Consultations

Public consultation was undertaken at different stages of the Local Plan process in line with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) Regulations 2012. The comments received from these consultations can be found here.

Inspector’s Report

Local Plan 2031 Part Two – Examination

Local Plan 2031 Part Two – Information Bulletins

Schedule of Proposed Draft Main Modifications Consultation

Previous Stages of the Local Plan Process

Responses to Plan Consultations

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