West Oxfordshire Local Plan passed by Planning Inspectorate

West Oxfordshire District Council’s Local Plan has been accepted by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate and will be presented to councillors for formal adoption at a special meeting to be scheduled during September.

Robert said, "We all know that West Oxfordshire needs to build more homes to ensure that we and our children can continue to live in the area. But as I have been campaigning for, these need to be built in the right place, at the right price and in keeping with the character of our area.  Once the Local Plan is in place, this will give planners at WODC a stronger position to realise this.

"I would like to thank the hard work of all those at the Council who have brought this Plan together"

The Local Plan sets out how the District can achieve economic growth and a housing target of 15,950 new homes, although some have already been built as the Plan covers the period from 2011 to 2031.

It identifies the most suitable sites for new housing and what accompanying infrastructure, such as road improvements, new schools and play facilities, is needed to achieve the greatest benefits for the new development and, wherever possible, a wider area.

Find out more about WODC's Local Plan here.