Public Consultation on new West Oxfordshire Design Guide


27th August 2015

A new West Oxfordshire Design Guide has been drafted, and the District Council are inviting comments on any aspect of the new document. Make your views known!

A 6-week public consultation on the draft WODC Design Guide will run from Monday 17 August to Wednesday 30 September, 2015.

Comments on the draft Guide should be sent to: Richard Wheeler

The original West Oxfordshire Design Guide was published in 2006, with the aim of describing the qualities and characteristics that make West Oxfordshire special – its landscapes, settlements and buildings – and setting out ways in which new design can preserve and enhance the District.

The new draft Design Guide has the same aims, but has been comprehensively revamped and updated, with a number of new sections added – including on shop front design, new development and greener traditional buildings.

Like its predecessor, the new Guide will have SPD (Supplementary Planning Document) status, and thus be a material consideration in Planning Applications.

Make sure you make your views known!

CPRE is currently considering the Design Guide and we will respond shortly.


CPRE Oxfordshire, 27 August