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Biodiversity Plan Consultation

Views sought on plan to protect and enhance nature

Residents are being asked for their views on West Oxfordshire District Council’s plan for biodiversity and nature recovery, as it launches a consultation on its new Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP).


Council to significantly increase fixed penalty notices to combat anti-social behaviour

West Oxfordshire District Council will increase fixed penalty notices to the maximum allowed by the government to crack down on anti-social behaviour.


Local man sentenced for fraudulently claiming a Covid-19 Grant

A local man who fraudulently claimed a Covid-19 Test and Trace Support Payment from West Oxfordshire District Council has been convicted in Oxford Magistrates Court.

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Customised build Zero Carbon homes in Chipping Norton to move forward

West Oxfordshire District Council has agreed to move forward with enabling developer Green Axis to deliver seven affordable, custom-build, net zero carbon homes in Chipping Norton, in what will be a national first.

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West Oxfordshire District Council welcomes new Executive Member for Planning and Sustainable Development

Councillor Charlie Maynard has joined the Council’s Executive as the Executive Member for Planning and Sustainable Development after Councillor Carl Rylett stepped down from the Executive for personal reasons.

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Council commits to the right homes for the right people

West Oxfordshire District Council is taking proactive steps to meet the growing demand for more tailored and affordable housing in the district, by strengthening its relationships with partners and recruiting specialist expertise with Cotswold District Council, to boost resources and increase the supply of social housing across the district.

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Revised housing targets mean Council regains greater control of planning process

Due to a revision in the way the Council’s is able to calculate housing targets, West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) can now demonstrate a ‘five-year housing land supply’ which will mean it has greater control over the planning process. 

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West Oxfordshire District Council asks residents for feedback on how to prioritise its spending over the coming years

West Oxfordshire District Council has today launched a consultation as it looks to sensibly manage the impact of increased costs and reduced Government funding while also delivering on the priorities of the district.

Waterways Day 2023

Residents invited to attend Council’s second annual Waterways Day following the success of last year’s event

West Oxfordshire District Council has announced this year’s Waterways Day event, which will take place on Thursday 23rd November, from 10am to 6pm, at the Corn Exchange, Witney. The event will give residents another opportunity to learn more about the current state of local watercourses, and talk to the stakeholders and organisations that manage them.

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A £220K boost to the Westhive community crowdfunding pot to fund improvements to local community facilities

Westhive community crowdfunding has received a significant boost with the addition of £220,000 funding, earmarked for community-run projects that will improve local facilities and help support communities.

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Environment Agency releases new draft flood map for Ducklington after working with local councils and community

The Environment Agency (EA) has carried out a review of the of the Flood Map for Planning at Ducklington following concerns and evidence raised by West Oxfordshire District Council and Ducklington Parish Council over its accuracy in the locality of The Moors. They concluded that the flood risk from main rivers in Ducklington for the area south of the A40 and to the west of Queen Emma’s Dyke was 'underrepresented' – and have updated the Flood Map for Planning as a result. 

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West Oxfordshire residents encouraged to reduce scary amount of Halloween waste

With over half of this year’s 30 million Halloween pumpkins likely to go to waste, West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle ahead of next week’s spooky celebrations to limit the impact on the environment.