Grenoble Road Development (LP 2034)
The SODC emerging Local Plan 2034 includes proposal to build housing on the Green Belt land south of Grenoble Road within Sandford-on-Thames Parish as well as many other areas also in the Green Belt.
Developments affecting the progress of the emerging Local Plan 2034 may be seen in the list of documents below.
The Plan may be viewed here. The pages most relevant to Sandford-on-Thames are 60-65 and maps on p 263 and p 272 (showing the proposed Park and Ride)
The response period closed on 18.2.19 and the Local Plan was sent to the Government Inspectors along with the responses by the end of March 2019. The response submitted by Sandford on Thames Parish Council may be viewed below.
The Inspectorate returned the Plan to the SODC along with its comments and an Examination in Public allowing those who had previously responded to the Plan to address points raised by the Inspectors was carried out (on line rather than in person) over July-August 2020. The inspector subsequently wrote to the council giving the go ahead to all the strategic housing site allocations including Grenoble Road despite the Green Belt status of these sites. The inspector also agreed that South Oxfordshire should provide 4,950 homes to help meet Oxford City's unmet housing need. The inspector's letter may be viewed below.
Sandford-on-Thames PC presented its responses in relation to Grenoble Road in the permitted fields as may be seen below.
Following the examination hearings, the Planning Inspector asked South Oxfordshire District Council to prepare a ‘Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications’ to the plan. The schedule reflects the modifications, or changes, that the Inspector considers necessary to make the plan sound before it can move to the adoption stage. These were the only changes that could be made to the plan at this stage. You can find out more by visiting our Local Plan webpage www.southoxon.gov.uk/newlocalplan. Another public consultation on these modifications closed on 2nd November and Sandford-on-Thames PC submitted the comments below.
SODC are now charged under a Direction from the government to proceed to formal adoption of the Plan by the end of December.