Useful links

National Planning Policy Framework 

National Design Guide

National Model Design Code



Oxford Preservation Trust:

OPT Strategic Plan to 2027


Oxford City Council:

Oxford City Council has published the first draft of its Oxford Local Plan 2040 which has now been approved by Cabinet.  The draft plan is currently out for public consultation until 5th January 2024.  OPT are currently reviewing the plan with our advisers and will be commenting before the deadline.  Have your say on the Local Plan by visiting OCC's website HERE.

Oxford Local Plan 2016 - 2036

Oxford View Cones Study

Oxford Heritage Plan

Character Assessment Toolkit

North Oxford Railings Guide

East Oxford Character Assessment


District Councils:

Oxford City Council Planning

Cherwell District Council Planning

South Oxfordshire District Council Planning

Vale of White Horse District Council Planning 

West Oxfordshire District Council Planning



Oxfordshire Architectural and Historical Society

Oxford Civic Society 



Oxford Castle & Prison


Historic England:

Conservation Principles


English Heritage:

Sustainable Conservation Strategy