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Examiners Report says ‘yes’ to Plan

Examiners Report says ‘yes’ to Plan

on July 16, 2016, 6:58 pm

The Bloxham Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Cherwell District Council for forwarding to the examiners last November (2015) Since when we have been awaiting the outcome. We have recently received a copy of the examiner’s report the summary of which states: Subject to those modifications, I have concluded that the Plan does meet the basic conditions and all the other […]

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Bloxham court - one of the more recent small estates

Parking standards – change of policy

on July 4, 2015, 10:43 am

Changes to the Central Government View. After the pre-publication consultation but before the final submission a ministerial announcement seems to represent re-think on maximum parking standards for all the reasons we have been arguing for the past 2 years. A gov.uk news article entitled, “More parking for new homes will end vicious cycle of clogged up streets ” in August […]

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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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Funding of Cherwell for N.P. Support

Funding of Cherwell for N.P. Support

0 on May 17, 2015, 11:27 am

Cherwell District Council planning has a duty to support parishes undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan. They get funded up to £50K per N.P. to do this. You can see the letter explaining this by clicking here. At a minimum they have to arrange the inspection of the plan and the costs of the referendum. Other support is left to the discretion […]

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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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N.P. Evidence Gathering – Locality

N.P. Evidence Gathering – Locality

on March 15, 2014, 4:37 pm

From Locality a leaflet, “Neighbourhood Development Plans and gathering the evidence” is useful to those at an early stage of Neighbourhood Planning. You can download a copy here.

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Environmental Assessment of Neighbourhood Plans

Environmental Assessment of Neighbourhood Plans

on March 15, 2014, 4:28 pm

The Wiltshire documents, “Environmental Assessment of Neighbourhood Plans” is the most helpful we’ve seen so far on sustainability appraisals. You can download a copy from here.

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Oxon Drainage and Flooding

Oxon Drainage and Flooding

on November 15, 2013, 12:28 am

This web page tells you who is respsponsible for what in Oxfordshire. Things like: Ditches Watercourses Highway drains Foul sewers Public foul sewers Download from here.

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Pickles explains the Bloxham situation!

Pickles explains the Bloxham situation!

0 on October 20, 2013, 8:07 pm

You can hear Mr Pickles explaining that he has agreed to another two estates because Bloxham can’t just say it doesn’t want any housing. Each application will be taken on its own merit. Applicants (developers) are entitled to justice. Local people can’t abrogate their responsibilities and say no housing here. etc etc. So – he’s obviously taken into account that […]

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