SODC’s Local Plan ‘Second Preferred Options document’


South Oxfordshire District Council’s (SODC) Local Plan sets out how development will be planned and delivered across South Oxfordshire to 2033. The recently released ‘Second Preferred Options Document’ (read it online: or see a hardcopy at Watlington Library) continues to include a proposal to build a strategic development of 3,000 homes on Chalgrove airfield, creating a town the size of Thame or Wallingford.

To cater for the traffic generated development the document provides an extensive list of suggested improvements to road infrastructure, including a bypass around Watlington.

Even if you responded to the last Local Plan consultation, we urge you to respond again by the deadline of 17th May (e-mail or write to SODC planning policy, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Abingdon OX14 4SB).

John Cotton, the leader of SODC, in his foreward to the Local Plan states that ‘your response to the consultation is crucial’ and ‘it is our desire to let more of the decisions be made by communities for themselves.’

For further information and notes on this document see ‘Local News’ / ‘Local Plan update’

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