West Oxon Local Plan Stage 2 Hearings 9-18 May

Hulton Park

28th April 2017

CPRE & community groups will be appearing in front of an Inspector to seek improvements to West Oxfordshire’s draft Local Plan, alongside mass ranks of developers!  Why not come along and support us?

The hearings will run from 9th – 19th May 2017 in The Council Chamber and Committee Room 1/2 West Oxfordshire District Council Offices, Woodgreen, Witney, OX28 1NB – http://www.westoxon.gov.uk/media/182730/Map-of-Council-offices-in-Witney.pdf

Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe (although cannot actively participate).  

In advance of the hearings, the Inspector published a series of matters and questions he would like to see addressed.  You can find these here: http://www.westoxon.gov.uk/media/1579517/in-021-west-oxfordshire-miqs.pdf

The sessions are scheduled to run as follows:

Matter 5 – Legal Compliance – Tues 9th

Matter 6 – The Settlement Hierarchy – Tues 9th & Wed 10th

Matter 7 – Providing New Homes – Wed 10th & Thurs 11th

Matter 8 – Sustainable Economic Growth – Tues 16th

Matter 9 – Transport – Wed 17th

Matter 10 – Environment & Heritage Assets – Thurs 18th.


See the West Oxfordshire District Council website for full details.


CPRE will be attending sessions on Matters 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10, seeking to address issues including:

– Overall housing numbers

– Housing density

– Dark Skies

– Renewable energy.


Our written statements on these issues are available below.  You can see both these and the statements from other participants on the District Council website here.  (NB The responses from the Rollright Trust and Mrs Justine Garbutt are particularly relevant.)