Supplementary Planning Documents

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) support the Local Plan by providing additional detail on our policies. These are subject to consultation prior to adoption by the Council.

This year we are working on a number of new documents including:

  • West Eynsham Development Framework
  • North Witney Development Framework
  • East Witney Development Framework
  • East Chipping Norton Development Framework
  • Developer Contributions
  • Green Infrastructure

Supplementary planning documents for affordable housing and design are already in place and are available to download below.

More information about each of these new documents, and the respective consultations, will be added to this webpage as we progress.

West Eynsham SPD consultation

Land west of Eynsham is allocated for a mixed us development including 1,000 houses, a spine road and a new primary school in our Local Plan 2031.

The Supplementary Planning Document will ensure that this development integrates with the existing community and takes account of the environmental qualities and characteristics of the area.

As a first step in the SPD process the Council has produced an ‘issues paper’ which is intended to stimulate early debate and discussion about development to the west of Eynsham and the key issues and priorities to be addressed as the site is taken forward. A copy of the Issues Paper can be downloaded below.

Consultation on the issues paper closed on 21 September 2018 and responses were received from over 100 individuals and organisations. A list of respondents is available to download below, including links to each individual or organisation's full response. In due course we will also publish a consultation summary report which identified the key issues raised by respondents.

West Oxfordshire Design Guide

The Design Guide contains a detailed analysis of both natural and man made aspects of the District and detailed design advice.

The Design Guide was adopted by the Council in April 2016, and is a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), so it's a material consideration in planning decisions.

Please view the new West Oxfordshire Design Guide 2016 using the drop down box below:

West Oxfordshire Design Guide


 Affordable Housing SPD

The affordable housing SPD provides detailed guidance on how the District Council will secure the delivery of affordable housing. Available to download below.


Garden Village consultation

The consultation, which ended on 3 August, focused on key issues such as transport, housing, jobs and the environment
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