Pre-hearing meeting on the Local Plan

Communities from Woodstock down through  to North Oxford argued against the Proposal to build 4,400 'Oxford City' houses on Green Belt and green fields

28th September 2018

The Inspector called a special one day hearing  to consider the two fundamental issues in the plan namely, whether 4,400 houses was the right number and if so, are there ‘exceptional circumstances’ to locate them in the Green Belt.


Local action groups, Parish Councils and Woodstock's Major attended and all presented a strong case for pausing or abandoning the proposed revision to Cherwell's Local Plan.


Watch Barry Wood explain the Inspector's Examination of the Plan is important