Share your views on our Joint Local Plan for South and Vale 

Find the Joint Local Plan documents, information on how to take part and a list of all our in person events below.

What is a Local Plan?

A Local Plan looks ahead fifteen years and plans how much development is needed in an area, like new homes, jobs, roads and schools, and where they should go. It also sets standards for environmental protection, sustainability, water quality and much more. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working together to produce a new Joint Local Plan.

We want to hear what you think

We have previously consulted on the main issues facing our districts and how we could use the Joint Local Plan to address them. We would now like your views on our “Preferred Options” for the new plan, and the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal.

As part of the councils’ work to develop the Joint Local Plan 2041, this consultation asks for community and stakeholder views on our preferred options and draft policies to help address local challenges and unlock future opportunities across the two districts.

Our preferred options are not a final version of our Joint Local Plan. We are asking for your thoughts on the policy options we’ve identified to tackle the issues, along with potential locations for future development.





Join the Conversation about our Joint Local Plan

Visit our interactive online platform to view the full Preferred Options document, supporting documents and the emerging policies map. We also have the Preferred Options document available as a PDF.

There are two ways to have your say: 

You can comment on our consultation from Wednesday 10 January until Monday 26 February 2024 at 11.59pm. Please note our new, later closing date because we have issued a correction to one of our supporting documents.

We have prepared a Public Notice which sets out in more detail how to view the consultation documents, how to take part, where to get started and what happens next.

We've held ten drop-in consultation events during January and February, and you can continue to view the materials until the end of the consultation via our virtual exhibition (if you are on mobile please use the link to the accessible version). An accessible version of the virtual exhibition is also available.

Joint Local Plan in a Nutshell Survey

Joint Local Plan in a Nutshell Survey

A Local Plan looks ahead fifteen years and plans how much development is needed in an area, like new homes, jobs, roads and schools, and where they should go. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working together to produce a new Joint Local Plan. This plan will be different from the last Local Plans for our area, in particular it doesn’t need to plan for the same scale...

Closes 26 February 2024
Joint Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation

Joint Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation

A Local Plan looks ahead fifteen years and plans how much development is needed in an area, like new homes, jobs, roads and schools, and where they should go. South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are working together to produce a new Joint Local Plan. This plan will be different from the last Local Plans for our area, in particular it doesn’t need to plan for the same scale of growth as last time. Our focus will be to continue to build out most of the sites...

Closes 26 February 2024

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