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Joint Local Plan 2041

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils are working together on a Joint Local Plan which will guide the kinds of new housing and jobs needed and where they should go, informing planning application decisions for the districts. In the Joint Local Plan we will develop planning policies that help address the climate emergency, restore nature, and meet the needs of our residents, such as delivering genuinely affordable low-carbon homes with the right infrastructure to go with it.

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As part of the councils’ work to develop the Joint Local Plan 2041, we asked for your views on preferred policy options and draft policies in our ‘Preferred Options’ Consultation, held between 10 January and 26 February 2024, to help address local challenges and unlock future opportunities across the two districts.

Thank you very much to everyone who took the time to respond to the consultation.

You can still view the proposed draft policies and relevant documents on the consultation webpage.

We are now reviewing all the comments we received and will summarise them in a consultation statement. Your views will help shape the draft of the Joint Local Plan for South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

Key Information

You can find key information about our emerging Joint Local Plan below.

Our Priorities for the Joint Local Plan:

Read a message from the councillors leading on planning policy at South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

Joint Local Plan consultations:

Find out more about how you can get involved in the Joint Local Plan and previous consultations.

Further Background:

Find out more about the emerging plan including the plan’s timetable. You can also see a map of sites that have been submitted to the council for consideration. 

Keep up to date with the latest Joint Local Plan news:

If you’d like us to contact you about planning policy consultations and updates (including those about the Joint Local Plan and Supplementary Planning Documents) and/or receive general council consultation notifications, please register your details using our sign up form

Adopted Local Plans

If you’re looking for both councils’ current Local Plans, which the new Joint Local Plan will replace once adopted, you can find them using the links below: 

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Vale of White Horse District Council
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OX14 3JE