NEW LINKS (as at January 2024):

New Joint Local Plan 2041:

Consultation page:   (closes 2359 hrs on Mon 26 February 2024)

Revised NPPF (December 2023):–2

Speech announcing revised NPPF with stronger protection for Green Belt, etc, by the Rt Hon Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities;

(see especially the part under the heading National Planning Policy Framework, and the paragraph directly above about the BIDEN principles on which it is based:
“The 5 factors I have mentioned as crucial to winning back support for new development – which will allow us to fall back in love with the future – are beauty, infrastructure, democracy, the environment and neighbourhood. Together – B, I, D, E, N – they spell Biden. I hope I will not be misinterpreted by anyone when I say I am violently pro BIDEN.”


Part 2 of the Vale of White Horse District Council Local Plan (also out for consultation ending 22 November):

Oxford Green Belt:

Government White Paper:

National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF):

Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPFE) / Oxfordshire Branch:

Culham Brake / Site of Strategic Scientific Interest (SSSI):

South Oxfordshire District Council Local Plan:

Need Not Greed Oxon:

Birds of Conservation Concern 4: