Residents invited to comment on Vale of White Horse Local Plan Part Two

  • Part two of the Local Plan published today for consultation
  • Opportunity for Vale residents to influence how planning application decisions are made
  • Residents are invited to a series of public events throughout March to find out more and ask questions

Residents living in the Vale of White Horse district will have a chance to influence how decisions are made on local planning applications, as the district council publishes part two of its local plan for consultation today (9 March).
The council adopted part one of its local plan in December last year – this explained where the main housing sites in the district could be built and identified the infrastructure that the district will need to support them.
Part two of the plan includes the detailed policies the council will use when making day to day decisions on planning applications.
It will also explain how it proposes to accommodate 2,200 homes for Oxford that they have agreed to plan for within the Vale.
Councillor Roger Cox, cabinet member for planning at the Vale, said: “The consultation provides residents with the opportunity to input into the way planning decisions are made. This will ensure we deliver high quality homes where and when they are needed. The best way to find out what is proposed is to attend one of the public events.”
Residents can read the draft version of the Local Plan 2031 Part Two and find out how to make comments at Paper copies are available at libraries and district council offices. The consultation opens today (9 March) and the deadline for comments is 5pm on 4 May.


Public events
The Vale is holding a range of public events for residents to find out more about the plan and ask the council’s planning policy officers any questions they have. If you would like to take part in a public meeting please email  or call the district council on 01235 422600 – there is no need to book exhibitions.


Event Dates Venue
Drop-in Exhibition


Saturday 11 March


Jubilee Room, Pump House, Faringdon


Drop-in Exhibition


Tuesday 14 March



Main hall, Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre
Public MeetingTuesday 14 March


Arrival time – 6.30pm


Main hall, Wootton and Dry Sandford Community Centre


Drop-in Exhibition


Wednesday 15 March


Cricket Pavillion

Harwell Campus


Drop-in Exhibition

and Public Meeting


Monday 20 March




Public Meeting 6-7.30pm

Arrival time 5.30pm


Public Health England Building, Harwell Campus
Drop-in Exhibition


Saturday 18 March


St Helen’s Church Centre, Abingdon


Drop-in Exhibition


Tuesday 21 March


Large Hall, Southmoor Village Hall, Kingston Bagpuize


Drop-in Exhibition


Saturday 25 March


The Barn, Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage


Drop-in Exhibition

Joint event with South Oxfordshire District Council


Wednesday 5 April



Cornerstone, Didcot




South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

01235 422400 | @southoxon | @whitehorsedc

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