Cherwell District Council will vote on adopting their Local Plan on 7th September

The Planning Inspector sent his final report on the Local Plan 2011-2031 (Part 1) Partial Review – Oxford’s Unmet Housing Need to the Council on 6th August. As expected, he effectively recommended the proposals to build 4,400 dwellings around Kidlington, Yarnton and Begbroke – mostly on land that is currently Greenbelt – over the next 10 years.

His report can be found at:—examination

Cherwell District Council will vote on whether to adopt the Plan at a special meeting of Council on 7th September. The agenda and papers are available via their website at:

This is a virtual meeting and will be livestreamed (via the meeting link) from 6.30 pm onwards on the 7th September. Cherwell residents who want to speak at the meeting need to register by noon on the 4th of September. Email if you want to have your say.

Kidlington Development Watch advise that if Cherwell DC accept the Inspector’s recommendations and adopt the plan the only further means of opposing it is via a Judicial Review, which is lengthy, expensive, and uncertain.