West Oxfordshire (WODC) has approved changes to its own Local Plan which has been 'on hold' since earlier in the year when the Planning Inspector rejected it for not including enough new homes district-wide. He also made it clear that WODC had to respond positively to Oxford City's 'unmet housing need' which was formally agreed in September.
WODC has chosen to locate 3200 new homes in and around Eynsham of which 2750 will meet Oxford City's needs. 2200 will go in a 'new' village north of the A40 and 1000 would cover every possible scrap of land west of the village - which flies in the face of the ENP which wants to balance housing need and quality of village life suggesting a mere 600 new houses - is trying to achieve.
Responses to our Questionnaire in the Eynsham-News showed 80% did not want to fight the new village but 96% thought the A40 traffic- jams should be fixed first.
Formal consultations in progress
WODC's Local Plan 3200 houses for Eynsham - consultation has now closed.
OCC's plans for the A40 - consultation runs until January 12th.
Eynsham's Neighbourhood Plan is out for pre-submission consultation until Jan 31st, after which it will be formally submitted to WODC