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Wolvercote Neighbourhood Plan

UPDATE 9th August 2013

V E R Y L A T E S T N E W S !
As you know the outline planning application has been submitted to the Council.
We now have the documents on paper and these can be viewed at Jacobs Inn (former Red Lion Pub) from 9am until 11pm every day.
Alternatively they can be viewed at the Council Offices at St Aldates Chambers
Or go to http://www.oxford.gov.uk/planning  Select View and comment / object to planning applications And follow the instructions on the website.
By the way, the deadline for comments is now 26th August
Leaves only two more weeks for comments!
So NOW is the time to write to the Council.

UPDATE 4 June 2013
Updated Plans.  We are expecting the planning submission to be lodged by the middle of this month, whereupon we will be urging as many people as possible to write into the Council with their comments.  We will organise some kind of reminder for this when the time comes.
Proposed Site Plan

UPDATE 21 May 2013

Latest Mill Site plan (Rev B) changes in alignment of dwellings along Mill Road to be in line with existing houses.
Letter from Turnberry, 2 April 2013, with additional answers to questions.

UPDATE 9th April 2013

Please find attached the following papers reporting on the Mill site development and feedback meeting on 8 March (click to view):

1. WNF Proposed Conditions for Outline Planning, Mill site.
2. FAQs - responses to comments and questions that have been sent to Oxford University Planners, Turnberrys.
3. Presentation from Turnberry, with latest site plans etc.
4. Report and record of questions and answers from the meeting
5. Presentation slides from the meeting from Wolvercote Neighbourhood Forum Steering Group (requires Powerpoint to view)

We hope you will find these documents useful.

Please send your comments, particularly on important document 1 in this set, to me by 22 April. Click here to email

Please accept my apologies for the delay in providing this feedback - the FAQs have only just become available.

Best wishes

Allie Noel

Work is continuing on several fronts to gain official recognition by the City Council for ‘Wolvercote Neighbourhood Forum’ status. The Neighbourhood Plan is being prepared from the views voiced over the last year by residents. Actions have included:

·      A 4-day public consultation on the Mill Site, held in the Red Lion in January by a team of consultants on behalf of Oxford University (OU).  It was well attended.  The objective was to design a Masterplan for the site whilst at the same time listening to residents, politicians and experts from various agencies. The Wolvercote Neighbourhood Plan steering group presented a written summary of local views beforehand.

NB Final feedback will be presented by OU planners at a public meeting on Fri 8 March, 6.30-8.30, at Wolvercote Village Hall.

·      Local area groups are being set up to influence other building development sites - OUP Sports Ground and Elsfield Hall, for example. We have identified distinct groups within our boundary such as Upper and Lower Wolvercote, and the Woodstock Road area. The first two groups will be set up in Five Mile Drive/Jordan Hill and Cutteslowe Park areas.

·       We are aiming to achieve Forum status by the end of February. Our first AGM will be held on Wed 22 May, 7-9pm, at Cutteslowe Park Pavilion.  This will be followed on Sun 9 June, 2.30-5pm, at Cutteslowe Pavilion by a kite making workshop and party to celebrate our Forum status.  Come along and join in.

·      Expanding Wolvercote Primary School

The County Council is consulting on residents’ views on expanding Wolvercote Primary School to cope with imminent new housing schemes.  The initial idea is to grow to a 1.5 form entry.  (1 form is up to 30 children , and 1.5 would be up to 45 children.)  The consultation period is 16th Jan – 6th March, and comments can be submitted in writing to:  Diane Cameron, Freepost Oxfordshire County Council, or by phone to 01865 816454 or email SchoolOrgPlan@oxfordshire.gov.uk


·      Did you know that you can get automatic notification of planning applications?  If you would like to know in advance about planning applications near to where you live, you can sign up for automatic notification from Oxford City Council on the following link: http://www.oxford.gov.uk/PageRender/decP/Get_updated_-_Planning_Applications_occw.htm


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