Have your say on Chipping Norton development plans

Residents are being invited to have their say on proposals to develop a key area of Chipping Norton.

A consultation is now running on the East Chipping Norton Strategic Development Area where the West Oxfordshire Local Plan has allocated land for strategic development to include building around 1,200 homes, a new primary school along with associated facilities and five hectares of business land.

A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is being prepared to ensure that development of the site is brought forward in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.

The Council has produced an initial 'issues' consultation paper which is intended to stimulate early debate and discussion about the key priorities to be addressed through the SPD.

Cllr Jeff Haine, Cabinet Member for Strategic Housing and Development, said: “These proposals are extremely important for the future development of the town and we really want residents to express their views and influence the decisions that have to be made.

“I would encourage as many people as possible to participate in the consultation.”

All responses received will be taken into account by the Council in preparing the draft SPD for further consultation in early summer 2019. 

How to respond to the consultation

There will be two public exhibitions with council officers available to discuss the site. Both will be from 2 - 8pm at the following locations:

  • Wednesday 6 February - Glyme Hall, OX7 5DZ
  • Monday 25 February - Chipping Norton Town Hall, OX7 5NJ

In addition, residents can either: 

  • Email planning.policy@westoxon.gov.uk
  • Write to Planning Policy, West Oxfordshire District Council, New Yatt Rd, Witney OX28 1PB 

For more information and to have your say, see our supplementary planning documents webpage.

The deadline for comments is Friday 8 March. 

West Oxfordshire District Council
Elmfield
New Yatt Road
Witney
OX28 1PB