Call for development sites – South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Council

A call for development sites exercise is an important process for a council so they can assemble a selection of development sites for review. They need to have a stock of sites ready for development so they can show they will meet their housing targets as set by National Government.

The Council will use the evidence submitted during the call for sites process to make a decision as to whether the sites should be allocated for development or not. This is where we have helped numerous clients and can help you if you have land in the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District.

In a submission for a Call for Sites exercise it is essential that the planning benefits and virtues of the site are properly explained. We will demonstrate to the Council that the site can be developed and ensure that the technical constraints, which can influence the decision to allocate, are fully understood and de-risked.

Our team monitor national planning guidance and emerging development strategies in order to be completely up to date in our strategy for de-risking your site and being able to show to the Council that the site ‘fits’ with its emerging thinking and that of the government. Of course, we will be completely honest with you, if we believe that your site is perhaps not quite suitable at present.

Our previous post on the Oxfordshire 2050 Plan highlighted the development strategies that the Oxfordshire Councils are looking at. This will inevitably mean that the role and function of some settlements will change as the Council looks to accommodate the growth required. Understanding this development strategies and how your land relates to them is an important part of making the most of the Call for Sites process. This is how we can help.

Please contact Nathan McLoughlin,
or 01242 895008 for a free initial site appraisal.