Cherwell Local Plan Review 2040 – Community Involvement Paper Consultation & Call for Sites

05th August 2020

Cherwell District Council have approved a Community Involvement Paper for a new district-wide Local Plan Review to undergo consultation. The Consultation is running until Monday 14th September 2020.

The Paper aims to engage communities, partners and stakeholders to help identify and examine the social, environmental and economic issues that the District faces. It identifies three overarching key themes:

  • Maintaining and developing a sustainable local economy;
  • Meeting the challenge of climate change; and
  • Healthy place-shaping.

The Local Plan Review will make site specific allocations for both housing and employment. To inform these allocations, the Council are inviting site submissions through its ‘Call for Sites’ process and are also inviting comments on a Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report.

The Community Involvement Paper also outlines the programme for the preparation of the 2040 Plan, which is shown in the table below:

Stage Stage Name Time Period / Dates
1 District-wide Issues Consultation July – August 2020
2 District-wide Options Consultation February – March 2021
3 Consultation on Draft Plan October – November 2021
4 Consultation on Proposed Submission Plan July – August 2022
5 Submission November 2022
6 Examination November 2022 – June 2023 (TBC)
7 Receipt and Publication of the Inspector’s Report June 2023 (TBC)
8 Adoption July 2023 (TBC)


Should you wish to understand what this could mean for your land and developments, are interested in promoting your site, or are considering commenting on any of the documents, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your options.

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