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 link 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.

How to have your say

We’d like your comments on this issues paper, available to download below. You can also let us know of any other issues you are concerned about.

Please send your comments to us by 5pm on Friday 21 September 2018:

West Eynsham issues paper and supporting documents


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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West Oxfordshire District Council
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