Oxford City Council publishes Oxford Local Plan 2040 first draft

12th October 2023

Oxford City Council has published the first draft of its Oxford Local Plan 2040.

The plan will focus on tackling the climate emergency, building more affordable homes and ensuring Oxford’s economy works for its residents.

Policies included in the draft Local Plan

  • All new homes and businesses to be zero carbon in operation
  • To meet new minimum standards, all major developments to plant more trees, hedges and greenery
  • Homes allowed to be built on all employment sites
  • Developments of 10 or more homes to provide at least 40% affordable housing
  • Large developments to produce a plan to employ local people and deliver affordable workspaces

At the Cabinet meeting on 18 October 2023, the draft Local Plan will be discussed, and if approved, it will then go out to public consultation.

If approved after public consultation, Oxford Local Plan 2040 will inform decisions on all Oxford-based planning applications and supersede the Oxford Local Plan 2036.

For more information, see the full Oxford City Council news article.

If you’re a landowner or developer seeking assistance with sites in Oxford for housing, employment, renewable energy, carbon, or biodiversity offsetting, get in contact with our team on 01865 731700 or email us via enquiries@edgarslimited.co.uk.

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