Emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan Proposed Main Modifications Consultation



The emerging Local Plan and its supporting studies set out the future for development in South Oxfordshire up to 2035. Together they identify locations for housing, retail and employment land as well as the infrastructure required to support this growth.  The policies in the plan will be used as the starting point to help make decisions on planning applications in the district.

The emerging Plan is currently at the Examination stage. Following recent examination hearings, the Planning Inspector has now asked South Oxfordshire District Council to prepare a ‘Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications’ to the plan.

The Proposed Main Modifications consist of a series of changes to the publication version of our emerging Local Plan that have been recommended by the Planning Inspector following recent examination hearings. The schedule reflects the modifications, or changes, that the Inspector considers necessary to make the plan sound before it can move to the adoption stage. These are the only significant changes that can be made to the plan now.

We are carrying out a six-week consultation to give residents, communities, local businesses and organisations the chance to comment on the following documents:

Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications as amended by Erratum
Schedule of Policies Map Changes
Sustainability Appraisal Addendum
Habitats Regulations Assessment Addendum

Please note we are inviting comments on the Proposed Main Modifications and documents listed above only - comments on any other part of the plan will not be considered as part of this consultation.

There is no need to resubmit comments (representations) made at the local plan submission stage or in matters statements, as your comments have already been considered as part of the Examination.

The consultation runs from 21 September 2020 until midnight on 2 November 2020. 

More information about the South Oxfordshire Local Plan is available on our website.
Accessing the documents

The consultation documents are also available at the public locations listed below. Before travelling, please check their opening times and check any Covid-19 and social distancing arrangements they have in place. Note that the availability of these documents at these locations might change in response to the ongoing pandemic.
  • Public libraries in South Oxfordshire – check which libraries are open on Oxfordshire County Council’s website - search 'libraries' 
  • Chalgrove Post Office
  • Culham Parish Council (contact Councillor Casey-Rerhaye to arrange viewing documents: Sam.Casey-Rerhaye@southoxon.gov.uk or 01235 799489)
The consultation documents are also available at the district council offices on Milton Park on an appointment-only basis as the offices are currently closed to the public. Please contact us on 01235 422600 or email planning.policy@southoxon.gov.uk to book an appointment or if you need support to access the consultation materials and we will be happy to help.