significant changes to South Oxfordshire District Council’s Local Plan will be announced next Tuesday.
At the most extreme, it could mean at least 10,000 homes are ditched from the council’s planning programme into the mid-2030s.
A plan to build homes off Grenoble Road, south of Oxford, could also be affected, in what would be a significant blow to the city council.
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South Oxfordshire have until now been bound by their constitution which prevents them reversing a decision of the Council until 6 months have passed. The District approved the draft Plan for consultation on 20 December 2018.
The six months are / are almost up. There is a report from the Head of Planning due to be made to their Scrutiny Committee on 19 June 2019:
For editorial impartiality, Didcot Town Council voted last week to save the draft Local Plan, as reported in the Oxford Mail, so it is not all one way. A decision on the award of £218 million in infrastructure funding, linked to an expression of interest for 22,000 houses in Didcot, Harwell, Culham and Berinsfield, was confirmed earlier than expected by the Treasury, before the local elections, but it is unlikely contracts have been signed, and any reduction in housing numbers could lead the government to cancel the deal, as has happened elsewhere.