Housing

Local group on the circular walk route

Footpaths – something to treasure! – July 2016

on July 16, 2016, 6:43 pm

  The Neighbourhood Plan seeks to protect  important views to and from public rights of way (PROW) around the village. Interestingly this week photos have appeared both online (Twitter) and in the paper version of the Bloxham Broadsheet. Although not submitted by  the Neighbouthood Plan team  these photos do nicely illustrate the level of participation by both individuals and groups […]

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Bloxham S.E. from the air

Bloxham S.E. from the air

on January 23, 2016, 4:26 pm

An aerial shot of the extensive recent development that is testing to the limits the capacity of the, narrow, substandard pavements and roads  to village services.

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The importance of public Open Space

The importance of public Open Space

on July 4, 2015, 11:49 am

Natural England has carried out a survey of access in the south-east and note only 20% of the population have access to public green-space within what it considers walking distance |(300m.) This may not be surpring for urban settings but traditionally rural settings are much more generously endowed with public open space – not only fields but also space within […]

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National Health & Wellbeing

National Health & Wellbeing

on July 4, 2015, 11:08 am

The UK has a rapidly ageing population. The fact that longevity is increasing does not mean people are living longer lives free from physical impediments. This document is one of a number of sources containing data that indicate failure to consider adaptable homes from the outset is nothing short of madness! You can read much more about this in the […]

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Bloxham Affordable Housing data

Bloxham Affordable Housing data

0 on June 19, 2015, 10:11 am

What is affordable housing? There are sometimes complaints from residents that we should be pushing for more affordable housing so that their children can get onto the housing ladder here in Bloxham. The term ‘affordable housing’ is often misinterpreted as meaning what it says! i.e. housing people can afford to buy! Unfortunately this is not what the government means by […]

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Housing Design for the Elderly

Housing Design for the Elderly

on January 23, 2015, 11:48 am

This is a document that looks at the factors that affect the health and wellbeing of the elderly and consider how adaptive technologies and IT systems can contribute to improving this. You can download a copy from here.

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Building For Life – checklist

Building For Life – checklist

0 on April 1, 2014, 10:02 am

This  is a handy checklist to use whenever contemplating evaluating new-build. You can download it here.

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Sustainability Appraisal

Sustainability Appraisal

on March 26, 2014, 3:46 pm

ORCC recently offered training on SA and SEA. Most of the content seemed to derive from the DIY Sustainability Appraisal booklet that is freely downloadable and so I’m assuming there is no objection to my  posting my own notes from this course here. They are written with Bloxham in mind and so their applicability elsewhere should not be taken for […]

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Achieving Good Design In Neighbourhood Planning

Achieving Good Design In Neighbourhood Planning

on March 15, 2014, 4:51 pm

Achieving Good Design In Neighbourhood Planning from Urban Vision is a useful summary of things to consider including in a design statement. It inevitably echos the CABE documents but is more concise. You can download a copy here.

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1610 Map by Hole based on Saxton

Historic Maps of Bloxham

on February 20, 2014, 9:12 am

Most of the maps that follow come from a lecture presented by John Leighfield to the Bloxham Village History Club. They are all copyright to John but he has kindly given us permission to reproduce them here. Click on the ‘thumbnail’ for an enlargement of each one.

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