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The latest update from SODC is here but much of the information below is out of date but useful for reference 

Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment

The Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) was prepared by SODC in 2011 and updated last year, and identifies areas of land available for new housing around the towns and larger villages. It does not provide anything other than a basic assessment of these sites, and certainly does not indicate preferred sites.

The sites included have been proposed by their owners as land that they would be prepared to offer for development. Not all of them are suitable for development, as shown by the recent floods which affected at least one of them. Others border the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and so are, to some extent, protected by the restrictions on development in AONB's.

Sections of the SODC Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA) that are particularly relevant to Watlington are available from the SODC website or from the following links: Main report, Watlington sites, SHLAA map.

and the Strategic Housing Market Assessment?

The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) for Oxfordshire was published in April 2014 and increases the number of houses to be built in South Oxfordshire by about 4000, over a period that is four years longer than that for the SODC Core Strategy (SOCS) - this is now to be updated.