PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
No Duty Service - 17 December 2013
Please note that there will be no Duty Planning service on 17 December 2013 due to an officer training day. The Duty Service will resume as normal on 18 December 2013. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Problems Opening Documents on Public Access system
Some users may experience problems when opening up documents in our online Public Access system. In some cases, documents will appear as blank pages.
If you experience this issue, please press F5 on your keyboard to refresh the page. This should solve the problem.
We hope to recify this issue for all users as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.
Oxford City Council is now a 'Smarter Planning Champion'.
Smarter Planning is a Planning Portal initiative to encourage professionals and local planning authorities to fully realise all the benefits of online working.
We have been given this status because we are committed to delivering a smarter and faster planning process; by communicating and working electronically.
Please note, we are now putting QR codes on site notices to give smart phone and tablet users easy access to planning application details on the go.
We have two politically balanced area planning committees (West Area and East Area), each consisting of nine councillors, to decide planning applications at monthly meetings.
We also have a Planning Review Committee that reaches decisions on planning applications that have been considered by one of the two area planning committees but where the area planning committee's decision has subsequently been called into this committee by a minimum of 12 councillors.
Help with planning and building control matters
Our planning and building control teams are happy to offer advice but you may find it helpful to look at the following websites:
Planning Portal - Use this site to learn about planning and building regulations, find out about development near you, appeal against a decision and research government policy.
Planning Aid - Planning Aid provides free, independent and professional town planning advice and support to communities and individuals who cannot afford to pay planning consultant fees. It complements the work of local planning authorities, but is wholly independent of them.
Planning Aid South Help Line: 0870 240 7552
Page last updated 8 March 2013