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South Oxfordshire District to reassess housing sites to decide best way forward for Local Plan

South Oxfordshire District Councillors last week (15th May) backed Cabinet recommendations to do more work to determine the most suitable locations before finalising its Local Plan.

The council intends to reassess each of the main housing sites currently proposed in the Plan, along with previously-considered locations and some additional sites that have more recently been put forward by developers:

  • Current proposed sites: Culham, Wheatley, Berinsfield and Chalgrove Airfield;
  • Previously considered (but not progressed) sites: Thornhill, Wick Farm, Lower Elsfield, Grenoble Road, Northfields, Harrington and land at Great Western Park;
  • Additional sites submitted by developers: land at Emmer Green, Reading, Reading Golf Club, Playhatch at Reading, land off Thame Road, North Weston.

This work is to be undertaken as long as the extra time it will take does not significantly impact on a countywide housing growth agreement.

For the latest South Oxfordshire Local Plan updates see here

For information on the County housing growth agreement and the Oxfordshire Growth Board see here

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