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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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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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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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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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Neighbourhood Plan Area approved

Neighbourhood Plan Area approved

0 on June 11, 2013, 9:58 am

Cherwell District Council Exceutive has approved the parish of Bloxham as the designated area for our neighbourhood Plan. There having been no objections we had no reason to doubt this would be the case but it does mean that we are one-step further ‘down the road’ towards the plan in the event of speculative developers attempting to undermine it. You […]

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Oxfordshire Sport Partnership Projects

Oxfordshire Sport Partnership Projects

0 on June 5, 2013, 9:27 pm

Oxfordshire Sport Partnership has a range of projects operating. You can see them by clicking here.

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CDC Playing Pitches Strategy

CDC Playing Pitches Strategy

0 on May 28, 2013, 11:31 am

This is an undated document but seems tohave been created in 2008. It presents an analysis of the availability and need for playing pitches in the Cherwell district including the North. You can download a copy by

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CDC Recreation Strategy 2007 – 12

CDC Recreation Strategy 2007 – 12

0 on May 28, 2013, 11:21 am

Quite a brief booklet with lots of language like _ ” To make Cherwell a place where recreation is central to people’s living and where opportunities for participation embrace the heritage of the area, celebrate local tradition and foster a modern healthy lifestyle.” Not much factual information as to how.

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