The Cherwell Local Plan Review

Cherwell District Council is publishing for consultation ‘Community Involvement Paper 2: Developing our Options’ and supporting documents to help inform the preparation of the Cherwell Local Plan Review.

The consultation will run for six weeks from Wednesday 29 September 2021 to 11.59pm on Wednesday 10 November 2021.

Consultation is now being undertaken to inform a review of the adopted Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 which is now five years old. The Local Plan Review is a chance to develop new policies for matters including: the climate emergency; creating a built environment that promotes healthy lifestyles; achieving net increases in biodiversity; supporting town centres; and rural housing.
The Options Consultation Paper proposes a place and people-based vision for the district with a focus on developing a sustainable local economy, meeting the climate change challenge and healthy place shaping. The paper includes a place-based discussion of Banbury, Bicester, Kidlington, Upper Heyford and the rural areas.

The Options Consultation Paper is being published and comments are invited. The Options Paper and related documents, including an interim Sustainability Appraisal Report and representation form, are available to view online at

Inspect the Documents Online at:

If anyone has difficulty accessing the documents online, they can contact the Planning Policy
Team for assistance on 01295 227985 or email

Author: Graham

Bicester Chamber