Before the general election in December, we received a temporary direction from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government regarding our emerging Local Plan 2034. This means we are not able to discuss or work to progress the plan. Since this time, Cllr Sue Cooper, our Leader, and the Secretary of State have been in contact with a number of letters.
You can see the latest correspondence between the Cllr Cooper and the Minister on our website page here.
More recently, Oxfordshire County Council have recommended to accept an invitation to prepare our emerging Local Plan if the Secretary of State requests this, subject to assurances in recovering their costs. We are now awaiting the next steps from the Ministry.