We prepare local plans in the public interest to provide a framework for guiding development and informing decision making. To do this successfully we need to ensure that our Local Plan is kept up to date. We have therefore decided that we will start work on updating some of our current local plan policies and also look to address the needs of Cherwell up to 2040. This plan will be called the Cherwell Local Plan 2040. Once the Plan has been adopted, it will replace the adopted Cherwell Local Plan 2015 and ‘saved’ policies in the Cherwell Local Plan (1996).