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Oxford Local Plan Found Sound

Douglas Edwards QC
George Mackenzie

Inspectors, Jonathan Bore and Nick Fagan, have reported into the examination of the Oxford Local Plan 2036. Examination hearings took place in December 2019. The Inspectors have concluded that all legal requirements have been met, including the duty to cooperate, and that the Local Plan is sound, subject to certain modifications. Due to the extensive levels of need for new housing within City, the Inspectors found policies to release land from the Green Belt to be justified and sound, as well as the agreed strategy whereby Oxford’s unmet need would be met by neighbouring local authorities.

Douglas Edwards QC and George McKenzie were instructed throughout the examination process by Oxford City Council and appeared at the examination hearings.

The Inspectors’ report can be accessed here.. PDF icon