Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan

Oxfordshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 2 Site Allocations Plan

Draft for Consultation under Regulation 18 of the Town & Country Planning

(Local Planning) Regulations 2012 (as amended)

Oxfordshire County Council have published the Draft Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 2 Site

Allocations Plan (the Sites Plan) for consultation and we would like to make you and your Parish aware and we are seeking your views.

The consultation is from Wednesday 22nd January to Wednesday 4th March 2020

The preparation of the Draft Sites Plan follows on from the adoption of the Minerals and Waste Core Strategy in 2017. The Core Strategy set out the vision, objectives, spatial planning strategy and policies for meeting development requirements for the supply of minerals and the management of waste in Oxfordshire over the period to 2031, and the Sites Plan sets out those mineral and waste sites needed to deliver the Core Strategy.

We previously consulted your Parish in 2018, and following this consultation, site assessments and evidence gathering we have now identified our Preferred Options, those sites we believe can best deliver the policies within the Core Strategy. This draft Sites Plan sets out the preferred mineral extraction and waste management sites that we believe will be needed in Oxfordshire, including where it should be located, up to 2031. We are seeking your views on this Draft Sites Plan.

This is an important opportunity for residents to tell us their views on planning for minerals and waste development in Oxfordshire. It gives the opportunity to give views on the proposed Sites Plan, including our preferred sites. The responses from this consultation will inform the next stage of the Sites Plan preparation (Submission Draft) that will be subject to a further round of consultation which is expected September 2020.

The consultation Draft Sites Plan and supporting documents will be available from 22nd January 2020 for viewing and downloading from the Council’s website at:

https://www2.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/new-minerals-and-waste-local-plan

The Draft Sites Plan and supporting documents can also be viewed at the Council’s County Hall in Oxford and the Draft Sites Plan at the following locations

2 Cherwell District Council Offices Abingdon Library Faringdon Library

Oxford City Council Offices Banbury Library Grove Library

South and Vale District Offices

Berinsfield Library Kidlington Library

West Oxfordshire District Offices

Bicester Library Thame Library

Oxford County Library Burford Library Wantage Library

Eynsham Library Witney Library

If you would like a hard copy of the Draft Sites Plan and Response Forms, please get in touch and we will send you a copy.

Comments can be made via the Response Form and either emailed or posted into us via the details below. If you are unable to use a Response Form, letters and emails will also be considered.

How to get involved

This consultation will run from Wednesday 22nd January to Wednesday 4th March 2020

If you would like to make comments, please complete a Response Form and send it to us by:

E-mail to:

mineralsandwasteplanconsultation@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Paper copy to: FREEPOST OXFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Online at:

https://consultations.oxfordshire.gov.uk/consult.ti/system/register?

If you are sending a response to the FREEPOST address, please make sure you write

“MWPlans” in the top left hand corner of the envelope to make sure it reaches us.

Please send your response to reach us by 4pm on Wednesday 4th March 2020

Additional Site Nominations.

In addition, we have had a further two sites submitted for possible inclusion within the Plan. We need to consult on these sites and undertake Site Assessments, therefore please see the

Additional Nominated Sites 2020 document, now on consultation.

These sites are:

Site 291: Bradfield Grove Farm, Grove, Wantage.

Site CR25: Shipton on Cherwell SW Extension

The document, which includes a response form, can be viewed at:

https://www2.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/new-minerals-and-waste-local-plan

The consultation on these two sites will also run from Wednesday 22 nd January to 4pm

Wednesday 4th March

Please send all responses using the details above.

Please note no decisions on these two sites have been taken at this time, nor have any

assessments been made. These two sites are not contained within the Draft Plan at this stage.

Following this consultation, we will review and consider all the responses received and make any appropriate further changes to the Site Allocations Plan before Submission.

 

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