Land to the east of Chipping Norton is allocated in the West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 for strategic development to include around 1,200 homes, 5 hectares of business land together with a range of supporting services and facilities including a new primary school.

To ensure the site is taken forward in a comprehensive and co-ordinated manner, the District Council intends to prepare a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the site in the form of a Development Framework – setting out the key principles and parameters for any future development of the site. Once adopted, the SPD will be a material consideration for any planning application that is submitted for the site.

As a first step in preparing the SPD, the Council has published an ‘issues paper’ for a 6-week period of consultation from 25 January until 8 March 2019. The issues paper provides an overview of the site including how it has been identified together with a discussion on the key issues and priorities that will need to be taken into account as it is taken forward.

The issues paper includes a series of ‘consultation questions’ which we would welcome responses to alongside any more general comments you may wish to make.

Copies of the issues paper are available online at with hard copies also available at the locations listed below.

West Oxfordshire District Council Offices


New Yatt Road


OX28 1PB

Tel: 01993 861000

Open: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm

Witney Town Centre Shop

3 Welch Way


OX28 6JH

Tel: 01993 861000

Open: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm

Witney Town Council

Town Hall

Market Square


OX28 6AG

Tel: 01993 704379

Open: Monday – Friday 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm

Carterton Town Council

19 Alvescot Road


OX18 3JL

Tel: 01993 842156

Open: Monday – Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm

Chipping Norton Town Council

The Guildhall

Chipping Norton


Tel: 01608 642341

Open: Monday – Friday 9am to 1pm

Burford Visitor Information Centre

33 High Street


OX18 4QA

Tel: 01993823558

Open: Monday – Saturday 9.30am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm

Bampton Library

Old Grammar School

Church View


OX18 2NE

Tel: 01993 850076

Burford Library

86A High Street


OX18 4QF

Tel: 01993 823377

Carterton Library

6 Alvescot Road


OX18 3JH

Tel: 01993 841492

Charlbury Library

Charlbury Community Centre

Enstone Road



Tel: 01608 811104

Chipping Norton Library

Goddards Land

Chipping Norton


Tel: 01608 643559

Eynsham Library

30 Mill Street


OX29 4JS

Tel: 01865 880525

North Leigh Library

Memorial Hall

Park Road

North Leigh

OX29 6SA

Tel: 01993 882935

Stonesfield Library

Village Hall



OX29 8EF

Tel: 01993 898187

Witney Library

Welch Way


OX28 6JH

Tel: 01993 703659

Woodstock Library

Hensington Road


OX20 1JQ

Tel: 01993 812832

Wychwood Library

29 High Street



Tel: 01993 830281

Comments can be submitted as follows:

By email: planning.policy

Write to: Planning Policy, West Oxfordshire District Council New Yatt Road, Witney, OX28 1PB

As part of the consultation, two public exhibitions have been arranged as follows:

  • 6 February from 2pm – 8pm at Glyme Hall, Chipping Norton
  • 25 February from 2pm – 8pm at the Town Hall, Chipping Norton

All comments received will be taken into account by the Council in preparing the draft SPD for further consultation in early summer 2019.

If you require any further information or assistance regarding the consultation please telephone the Council’s Planning Policy Team on 01993 861667.

Yours faithfully

The Planning Policy Team,

West Oxfordshire District Council