Final consultation begins on Oxford’s draft Local Plan 2036

Published: Wednesday, 31st October 2018

The third and final public consultation on the City Council’s Draft Oxford Local Plan 2036 (Draft Submission Document) starts on Thursday 1 November and will run until 28 December 2018.

The draft Local Plan reflects the feedback from the public consultation on the Preferred Options Document in July/August last year, in which the Council publicised some policy options on a range of priority areas such as housing, transport, and the economy.

In this consultation the Council is seeking the public‘s views on whether the draft local plan has been prepared in accordance with requirements of the national planning policy framework, and whether it complies with the tests used by the Planning Inspectorate. 

Both the Draft Submission Document and comments from the public consultation will be submitted to the Secretary of State for examination early next year.

Comments on the Draft Submission Document can be submitted via the Council’s consultation web page. 

Information about the Local Plan, including a link to the online consultation, is also available on the Council's website.

Alternatively, comment forms can be obtained by emailing, and can be returned by post to:  

The Planning Policy Team
Oxford City Council
St Aldate’s Chambers
109-113 St Aldate’s, Oxford

Planning officers, who can also be called on 01865 252847, will be available at the following drop-in sessions in Oxford Town Hall, to discuss the Oxford Local Plan 2036 with all interested parties:

  • Wednesday 7 November from 4pm-7pm in the St Aldate’s Room, and
  • Saturday 17 November from 10am-1pm in the Judge’s Room

The draft Local Plan documents can also be viewed at the following places:

  • Oxford City Council offices
  • Oxford Central Library
  • Summertown Library
  • Old Marston Library
  • Blackbird Leys Library
  • Headington Library
  • Littlemore Library
  • Cowley Library

Councillor Alex Hollingsworth, Board Member for Planning and Transport, said: “Oxford’s Local Plan is a vital document that sets out the shape of our city, and how it will look and feel in years to come. This important blueprint for Oxford’s future has been shaped by the city’s own residents, beginning with the early steps consultation that we conducted in 2016 when we started work to develop the new local plan. If you would like to learn more about the key policies in the new Local Plan, look out for our videos which we will share on our social media platforms over the duration of this consultation.”

The Local Plan videos will posted on Facebook and Twitter