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New design guide for West Oxfordshire

Work on a major new Design Guide, containing detailed design guidance for future development in West Oxfordshire, has just been completed. The Guide will now undergo a four-week public consultation period.

Cllr Verena Hunt, Cabinet Member for Planning said: "The Design Guide has been created both to safeguard the character and distinctiveness of the District's architecture and landscape, and to ensure that
new development is in keeping with this precious legacy. The Guide is for the use of all those living and working in the District, and for this reason we welcome as much feedback as possible on its content".

The Guide provides advice for layman and expert alike. This ranges from minor alterations to individual buildings to the layout of large development areas. It is designed to be clear and enjoyable to use and is
illustrated with more than 300 colour photographs.

Dr Nigel Barker of English Heritage, who has already seen the Design Guide, commented: "We anticipate that the Guide will have a positive impact on the quality of new development in the District, building on its
well established and cherished local character".

The consultation runs from 31st March – 28th April 2006 and during this period the document can be viewed at the following locations:

• Council Offices, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, OX28 1PB

• Town Centre Shop, 3 Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JH

• At all public libraries and mobile libraries in the District during normal opening hours.

Comments must be received at the Council Offices, Elmfield, or in writing or via email to planning@westoxon.gov.uk by 5.00pm on Friday 28th April 2006.

Posted : 23/03/2006 15:21:02

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