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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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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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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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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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CDC Green Spaces Strategy 2008 – 16

CDC Green Spaces Strategy 2008 – 16

0 on May 28, 2013, 11:11 am

A document setting out the policy, the data and future needs. You can download a copy by clicking here. e.g. The following is taken from ther document: Green Spaces Strategy Background Document July 2008 There is a detailed background paper with much more information about how the data is arrived at that can be downloaded by clicking here. Given inconsistencies […]

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CDC Rural Strategy 2009 – 14

CDC Rural Strategy 2009 – 14

0 on May 27, 2013, 11:23 pm

The Cherwell Rural Strategy 2009 – 2014 sets priorities for development and service provision across the rural parts of the Cherwell District. It includes provision of infrastructure, housing, and the encouragement of economic activity. You can download a copy here.

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CDC Strategic Level 1 Flood Risk Assessments

CDC Strategic Level 1 Flood Risk Assessments

0 on May 24, 2013, 5:04 pm

This provides a link to a 2009 ‘living document’. This presumably means a document initially published in 2009 but updated as new information becomes available as it contains information that is definitely post-2009. It lists the Bloxham SH:AA sites and tabulates the associated flood risks. The assessments admit to having little or no surface water run-off data. You can download […]

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CDC Strategic Level 2 Flood Risk Assessments

CDC Strategic Level 2 Flood Risk Assessments

0 on May 23, 2013, 5:58 pm

Cherewll District Council’s Strategic Flood Risk Assessment can be found here. The appendix here provides maps with Flood Risk Assessments  alongside.   Level 1 SFRA – Enables the application of the Sequential Test, i.e. an evidence base to steer new development toward lower flood risk areas.  Level 2 SFRA – Increased scope of SFRA for sites where the Exception Test […]

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Landscape Capacity and Sensitivity

Landscape Capacity and Sensitivity

0 on May 22, 2013, 3:36 pm

  A somewhat academic approach from the Countryside Character Network that may have some  bits in it that are useful to us. You can download a copy from here.

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