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Notification of Planning Policy Consultations


Partial Review of the Cherwell Local Plan (Part 1): Options Consultation – Oxford’s Unmet Housing Needs

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule

Draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Please find enclosed a public notice about consultations on the above planning policy documents.  The consultation period extends from Monday 14 November 2016 to Monday 9 January 2017.

Please note that we now have a separate email address for consultation responses. This is PlanningPolicyConsultation@ . Hard copies can still be posted.

We are organising two parish/town workshops during the consultation period to explore some of the issues raised in the consultation documents.  The details of the workshops are as follows:

  1. Parish/Town Workshop, John Paul Centre, Bicester, 7 December 2016, 6pm to 8pm
  2. Parish/Town Workshop, Bodicote House, Bodicote, 12 December 2016, 6pm to 8pm

A suggested attendance list is attached for each workshop.  We would be grateful if you could email planning.policy@cherwell-dc. or telephone 01295 227985 to confirm attendance by Monday 28 November.  Please advise if you would prefer to attend the alternative workshop.  Due to the number of parishes in the district, a maximum of two councillors per parish are invited to attend.

Kind regards David Peckford
Planning Policy Team Leader


14 NOVEMBER 2016 TO 9 JANUARY 2017


Comments are invited

(email: Oxford needs 28,000 homes and, of those, approximately 15,000 will have to be provided outside of Oxford by the various local councils with around 4,400 apportioned to the Cherwell area. CDC must test whether the housing requirement is appropriate for Cherwell and can be sustainably delivered through its statutory Local Plan process. If you do make any comments on the above proposals, please copy in the Parish Council ( so that Councillors are aware when making their response.


Partial Review of the Cherwell Local Plan (Part 1): Oxford’s Unmet Housing Need – Options Paper 

Consultation is being undertaken to inform a Partial Review of Local Plan Part 1, specifically to help meet Oxford’s unmet housing need.  An Options Consultation Paper is being published and comments are invited.  The Options Paper and related documents, including an Interim Sustainability Appraisal Report and representation form, are available to view on line at planningpolicyconsultation or at the locations listed.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule

A CIL Draft Charging Schedule is being published for consultation.  CIL is a planning charge introduced as a mechanism for local authorities to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area.  The Draft Charging Schedule sets out the proposed CIL rates and the geographical areas for the three residential rates.

Draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

A new Draft Developer Contributions SPD is being published for consultation.  The purpose of the SPD is to set out the Council’s approach to seeking Section 106 planning obligations and their operation alongside the emerging Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Document Locations

On-line at: planningpolicyconsultation

Hard copies at the locations below during opening hours:

Cherwell District Council Offices, Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

8.45am – 5.15pm Monday to Friday

Banbury Town Council, the Town Hall, Bridge Street, Banbury, OX16 5QB

Monday to Thursday 9am – 4.45pm, Friday 9am – 4pm

Banbury Library, Marlborough Road, Banbury, OX16 5DB

Monday 9am – 1pm, Tuesday 9am – 7pm, Wednesday 9am – 8pm, Thurs and Friday 9am –

7pm, Saturday 9am – 4.30pm

Neithrop Library, Community Centre, Woodgreen Avenue, Banbury, OX16 0AT

Monday 10am – 7pm, Wednesday 2pm – 5pm, Thursday 10am – 1pm,

Friday 10am- 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Bicester Town Council, The Garth, Launton Road, Bicester, OX26 6PS

Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4pm

Bicester Library, Franklins House, Wesley Lane, Bicester, OX26 6JU

Monday 9.30am – 7pm, Tuesday 9.30-5pm, Wednesday and Thursday 9.30am – 7pm, Friday 9.30am – 5pm, Saturday 9am-4.30pm 

Kidlington Library, Ron Groves House, 23 Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 2BP

Monday 9.30am – 5pm, Tuesday 9.30am – 7pm, Wednesday 9.30am – 1pm, Thursday

9.30am – 5pm, Friday 9.30am – 7pm, Saturday 9.00am – 4.30pm

Adderbury Library, Church House, High Street, Adderbury, OX17 3LS

Tuesday: 10 am –12 noon & 3 – 7pm, Thursday: 2pm – 5pm & 6 – 7pm, Friday: 10am – 12

noon & 2 pm – 5pm, Saturday: 9.30 am –1pm

Deddington Library, The Old Court House, Horse Fair, Deddington, Oxon. OX15 0SH

Monday 2pm – 5pm, 5.30pm – 7pm, Wednesday 9.30am – 1pm, Thursday

2pm – 5pm, 5.30pm – 7pm, Saturday 9.30am – 1pm

Hook Norton Library, High Street, Hook Norton, Banbury, Oxon, OX15 5NH

Monday 2pm – 5pm, 6pm – 7pm, Wednesday 2pm – 5pm, Friday 2pm – 5pm, 6pm – 7pm, Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm

Banbury LinkPoint, 43 Castle Quay, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 5UW

8.45am (10am Wednesday) to 5.15pm Monday to Friday

Bicester LinkPoint, Franklins House, Wesley Lane, Bicester, OX26 6JU

8.45am (10am Wednesday) to 5.15pm Monday to Friday

Kidlington LinkPoint, Exeter Hall, Oxford Road, Kidlington, Oxon, OX5 1AB

8.45am (10am Wednesday) to 5.15pm Monday to Friday

The Partial Review documents will also be available at:

Oxford City Council, St Aldate’s Chambers, 109 St Aldates, Oxford, OX1 1DS, Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4.30pm
Old Marston Library, Mortimer Hall, Oxford Road, Old Marsden, Oxford, OX3 0PH, Tuesday 2pm – 5pm, 5.30pm – 7pm, Thursday 2pm – 5pm and 5.30pm – 7pm, Friday 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 5pm, Saturday 9.30am – 12.30pm
Summertown Library, South Parade, Summertown, Oxford, OX27JN Monday 9am – 5.30pm, Tuesday 9.30am – 7pm, Thursday 9.30am – 7pm, Friday 9.30am – 5.30pm, Saturday 9am – 4.30pm

Submitting Comments

Comments on the Partial Review Options Paper, the Interim Sustainability Appraisal Report, CIL Draft Charging Schedule or Draft Developer Contributions SPD should be sent to:

By email to PlanningPolicyConsultation@

Or by post to:

Planning Policy Team, Strategic Planning and the Economy
Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House
Bodicote. Banbury, OX15 4AA.

Comments should be received no later than Monday 9 January 2017.  Any comments received will be made publicly available.


Suggested attendance list for Workshops

North Area: Monday 12 December 2016:  6pm-8pm at the Council Chamber, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Banbury OX15 4AA

Adderbury Parish Council

Banbury Town Council

Barford St John and Barford St Michael Parish Council

Bloxham Parish Council

Bodicote Parish Council

Bourton Parish Council

Broughton Parish Council

Claydon with Clattercote Parish Council

Cropredy Parish Council

Deddington Parish Council

Drayton Parish Council

Duns Tew Parish Council

Epwell Parish Council

Fritwell Parish Council

Hanwell Parish Council

Hook Norton Parish Council

Horley Parish Council

Hornton Parish Council

Lower Heyford Parish Council

Middle Aston Parish Meeting

Milcombe Parish Council

Milton Parish Meeting

Mollington Parish Council

North Aston Parish Meeting

North Newington Parish Council

Prescote Parish Meeting

Shenington with Alkerton Parish Council

Shutford Parish Council

Sibford Ferris Parish Council

Sibford Gower Parish Council

Somerton Parish Council

Souldern Parish Council

South Newington Parish Council

Steeple Aston Parish Council

Swalcliffe Parish Council

Tadmarton Parish Council

Upper Heyford Parish Council

Wardington Parish Council

Wigginton Parish Council

Wroxton Parish Council




 OCC were requested that some of the s.106 monies from the development be spent on two Vehicle activated signs (VAS) at the entrances to the village on the Hook Norton Road and Wiggington Heath road. The PC has been informed that this had already been used up on raising the kerb at the two bus stops on Main Road and footway patching. It had always been the intention of the PC to have a VAS installed at the bottom of North Hill (Wiggington Heath road) and this had been requested when the original sign was installed on the Bloxham road.

The PC has also declined to take over responsibility from CDC for the small Play area on Oak Farm Drive and the attenuation basin preferring to concentrate on the Bloxham Road Play Area for which it already has responsibility. It had also been hoped that some s.106 funding would be available to upgrade the Play Area but the decision was taken by CDC that the money allocated for outdoor play should be used for drainage purposes on the Bloxham recreation ground. Whilst the PC accepts that this could also be acceptable to Milcombe families – as it has no such facility – it has asked CDC to look into the possibility of transferring some funding to upgrade the small Play Area in Milcombe.




The Outline Planning application has now been submitted for the development of 40 houses in the field to the north of The Green / Horse and Groom. If you object to this development, your help is urgently needed in two ways:

ACTION – Most importantly, villagers should contact Cherwell District Council (CDC) and express their individual objection to the application – these individual letters carry significantly more weight than a general petition. You can contact CDC as follows:

a. Write to CDC at the following address: Mr Bob Duxbury, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 4AA

b. or, you can email CDC at

c. Clearly state the application number – 15/02068/OUT – as the subject on all correspondence

Regards, Richard Hazel

Please click on the link for more information

Planning Application 15

Planning Applications 

The two Planning applications in Bloxham by Cala Homes (15/00604/OUT) and

Taylor Wimpey (15/00369/F) had both been withdrawn.

Paradise Lane Development Update

Further to the fantastic support from many villagers over the last few years in opposing the to-tally inappropriate development proposals submitted for the site at the end of Paradise Lane that resulted in refusal by CDC of two planning applications (one at planning committee), and dis-missal by the Planning Inspectorate of a subsequent appeal, I would like to provide an update on the latest development plans for the site. The appeal dismissal effectively dictated that the applicants would need to leverage their exist-ing assets as opposed to any substantial demolition and rebuild proposals that had been submit-ted in previous applications. To that end, both Little Stoney and The Cottage are now to be re-tained, with planning applications for modest extensions / alterations to the NE aspect of both properties being passed in the last few months and work to this effect commenced on Septem-ber 1st. From a heritage perspective it is clearly great for Milcombe to see that The Cottage, the last remaining one of a row of four historic workers cottages dating back to the late 17C, is not only to be retained but actually lived in again for the first time in nearly 30 years! For those concerned in the associated ecology matters, namely impact on a known bat roost, I can confirm that an appropriate Habitats Regulation licence has now been granted by Natural England. There remains just one aspect of the site development that is outstanding, relating to the con-struction of a new dwelling on the approved outline area to the north of The Cottage – it is ex-pected that a formal planning application will be submitted imminently. The applicants have shared draft proposals for the new dwelling but these plans have highlighted a number of sig-nificant concerns with respect to the proposed siting, height, and materials and villagers may be contacted should their support be required, so our voice can be heard yet again!, by CDC plan-ning to ensure that any development is appropriate for this historic part of our great village. Richard Hazel

Construction Sites are Dangerous!

Building Site Warning

There are currently a number of construction sites within the village at Oak Farm and in Paradise Lane and the builders have noted people entering these sites. Just a reminder to all villagers that construction sites are inherently very dangerous with multiple trip hazards, heavy machinery, large holes, piles of building materials and scaffolding with its associated fall risks if climbed, representing just some of the obvious hazards. Whilst builders / construction companies have a responsibility for the safety of their sites, which are of course private property, villagers need to be aware of the risks and should not go onto these sites at any time whether builders are present or otherwise … and please educate any children not to use them as adventure playgrounds! Keep safe. Richard Hazel

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