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Local Group Web Manager: Jane Tomlinson

Local Group Web Manager: Jane Tomlinson

Jane Tomlinson, PR manager, CPRE Oxfordshire

The West Oxfordshire Local Plan Inspector Mr Simon Emerson has formally suspended the examination of the West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 until December 2016, to allow the Council to undertake consultation on ‘main modifications’ in order to make the plan 'sound'.

The Housing and Planning minister, Brandon Lewis MP announced this week that Didcot is to become Greater Didcot Garden Town. He said this will help with the delivery of infrastructure, 15,000 houses and 20,000 high-tech jobs.

Planning Inspector Mr Simon Emerson has been appointed to establish whether the West Oxon Local Plan is 'sound', taking into account the representations made earlier this year, as well as national policy.

Oxfordshire County Council is seeking to find a long-term strategy to tackle congestion on the A40 and is holding a public consultation to seek views on possible options.

CPRE Oxfordshire believes the Minerals strategy is unsound - find out why....

 

Oxford City Council is bringing forward plans to extend Seacourt Park and Ride, off the Botley Road, West Oxford. The proposed extension is part of the Council’s aim of reducing traffic and congestion in the city centre.

The Inspector for the Hearings into the West Oxfordshire Local Plan, Mr. Simon Emerson, has announced today that he is postponing the Stage 1 Hearings into the Local Plan due to ‘serious personal circumstances’.

With an Inspector due to start looking at the Vale of White Horse District's draft Local Plan next week, Parish Councils and community groups have shared concerns on housing, employment and infrastructure proposals.   

CPRE has signed a joint letter to all County Councillors calling on them not to approve the draft LTP4 until the Park and Ride scheme is dropped.

A new West Oxfordshire Design Guide has been drafted, and the District Council are inviting comments on any aspect of the new document. Make your views known!

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