Under the legal test the responsibility rests with the LPA consulting on its plan irrespective of boundaries.
RESIDENTS living near fields outside Oxford where thousands of homes could be built have slammed council bosses for not consulting them.
They said proposals to develop land between the city and Kidlington could wreck views from Cutteslowe Park and cause traffic chaos.
It is part of changes Cherwell District Council is considering for its Local Plan, with a consultation closing on January 9.
The local authority’s boundary stops short of homes in North Oxford, so it has not directly contacted people there – even though they live next to the area affected.
It is understood the district council said it had asked neighbouring Oxford City Council to contact households on its behalf, but the city council instead said it suggested Cherwell get in touch with them.