You may be aware that land to the north of the A40 near Eynsham is allocated in the emerging Local Plan for a new ‘garden village’ of around 2,200 homes together with business land and other supporting facilities.

The details of the proposal will be taken forward through a new ‘Area Action Plan’ (AAP) which will establish an overall vision for the new garden village together with a series of guiding principles and policies.

As a first step in the AAP process the Council has produced an ‘issues paper’ which is available for comment from Friday 22 June until Friday 3 August 2018.

Copies of the consultation paper and standard response form are available on the Council’s website at

They are also available at the following locations. For library opening times please contact the library direct or check on

West Oxfordshire District Council Offices
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PBTel: 01993 861000Open: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Witney Town Centre Shop
3 Welch Way
OX28 6JHTel: 01993 861000Open: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Witney Town Council
Town Hall
Market Square
OX28 6AGTel: 01993 704379Open: Monday – Friday 9am to 1pm, 2pm to 5pm
Carterton Town Council
19 Alvescot Road
OX18 3JLTel: 01993 842156Open: Monday – Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm
Chipping Norton Town Council
The Guildhall
Chipping Norton
OX7 5NJTel: 01608 642341Open: Monday – Friday 9am to 1pm
Burford Visitor Information Centre
33 High Street
OX18 4QATel: 01993823558Open: Monday – Saturday 9.30am to 5pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm
Bampton Library
Old Grammar School
Church View
OX18 2NETel: 01993 850076
Burford Library
86A High Street
OX18 4QFTel: 01993 823377
Carterton Library
6 Alvescot Road
OX18 3JHTel: 01993 841492
Charlbury Library
Corner House
Market Street
OX7 3PNTel: 01608 811104
Chipping Norton Library
Goddards Land
Chipping Norton
OX7 5NPTel: 01608 643559
Eynsham Library
30 Mill Street
OX29 4JSTel: 01865 880525
North Leigh Library
Memorial Hall
Park Road
North Leigh
OX29 6SATel: 01993 882935
Stonesfield Library
Village Hall
OX29 8EFTel: 01993 898187
Witney Library
Welch Way
OX28 6JHTel: 01993 703659
Woodstock Library
Hensington Road
OX20 1JQTel: 01993 812832
Wychwood Library
29 High Street
OX7 6LDTel: 01993 830281

If you wish to comment on the issues paper, representations may be made in writing or by way of electronic communications. The postal address for written submissions is as follows:

Planning Policy Team
West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB

Electronic representations should be sent by email to the following address:

The deadline for submitting comments is 5pm on Friday 3 August 2018.

For further information on the garden village please contact the Planning Policy Team on 01993 861667 or email

Yours faithfully

Chris Hargraves

Planning Policy Manager

West Oxfordshire District Council