Goal: Understanding the districts

The two districts are protected by numerous areas of special designation. These include Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), Green Belt land, listed buildings and conservation areas, which seek to preserve the districts natural and built environment for future generations.

The map below illustrates the locations of these designations across the two districts and provides further information about them. The map should not be viewed as definitive, and applicants should carry out their own analysis or refer to the public Geographics Information System (GIS) database provided by South Oxfordshire and the Vale for further details.

For related information see:

South Oxfordshire and the Vale public GIS website

Settlements and designations map for South Oxfordshire and the Vale


  • Market town
  • Town
  • Local service centre
  • Villages
  • AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty)
  • Green Belt
  • River Thames
  • Rail and road