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West Oxfordshire Local Plan adopted

Yesterday West Oxfordshire voted to adopt a new local plan
This is a very significant event and here is why
The Local Plan is one of the key documents in deciding planning applications
Other documents are the National Planning Policy Framework (this was also updated this summer) and a Neighbourhood Plan which is now being drafted and should be ready next year.
The real significance for Charlbury is that all of these documents say that development in an AONB is only allowed where there is a benefit to the community and restricts the nature and locations for new developments
As Charlbury is in the Cotswolds AONB we have this added protection. Unfortunately places like Eynsham and Woodstock do not as was pointed out in the District Council meeting yesterday
More information can be found at https://www.westoxon.gov.uk/residents/planning-building/planning-policy/local-development-framework/local-plan-2031-examination/
and will be made clear when we circulate the Neighbourhood Plan for comments

Tony H Merry · Fri 28 Sep 2018, 12:50 · Link


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