Forthcoming SPDs

Oxford West End and Osney Mead SPD

The City Council has prepared a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to set a framework for future developments in the West End and Osney Mead area of Oxford.  The purpose of the SPD will be to provide an overarching framework, helping to co-ordinate public realm improvements, infrastructure and design across the area.

Draft Oxford West End and Osney Mead SPD

The content has been informed by the feedback received from the consultation that took place in 2021, where we set out initial thoughts on our vision for the transformation of the area.

Since the earlier consultation, we have engaged Levitt Bernstein Associates as consultants to lead work on a Spatial Framework and a Design Guide for the area, which together form the bulk of the SPD. The Spatial Framework sets out the principles for development and strategies for individual aspects of development in the area, and the Design Guide adds more detail on what aspects to consider in design terms within these strategies in order to ensure high quality and cohesive design across the area.  Stakeholder workshops informed this work, which is now incorporated into the draft SPD.  These documents are publicly available and can be accessed via the links below.

Following the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Scoping and Screening report carried out in 2021, an SEA has been undertaken to appraise the potential impacts of the SPD on the relevant environmental objectives.


Comments are now invited on the draft SPD.  The consultation is ongoing and the closing date has now been extended by a week to Wednesday 17 August 2022.

Go to Consultation portal

Following the consultation we will collate all comments, make necessary changes to the SPD and produce a consultation report.

A briefing on the objectives and contents of the SPD documents was held on Wednesday 20th July for residents groups, councillors and other local stakeholders.  The presentation slides are now available to view.

Stakeholder Briefing Presentation

Appendices to the SPD

Oxford West End Spatial Framework (Executive Summary)

Oxford West End Spatial Framework (Main Document and Appendices

Oxford West End Design Guide

Supporting Documents

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

If you have difficulty accessing any of these documents or the consultation link, please email us on or call the Planning Policy team on 01865 252847.