News and Events
Below is a list of local news and events in a text only format to make it more accessible for keyboard only users. If you have any trouble accessing any information then please let us know. If you would like to view any archived news and information then follow this link to the Archive News Page.
Almonds Farm – Land West of Mill Lane
The plans for the proposed development at the site of Almond’s Farm, which is the Land West of Mill Lane, have now been submitted. The proposal is for up to 80 dwellings. This is in addition to the 160 dwellings that have been approved for development at Hill View Farm next to it. The land is owned by the city council and managed by Oxford City Housing Limited (find out more information here). To view the application and to have your say just follow the link to the city council planning site and enter the application number: 21/01217/FUL.
Oxfordshire 2050 Consultation
Have your say on Oxfordshire’s future!
The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 consultation is now open for 10 weeks until Friday 8th October.
Help us to plan for the future and tell us what you think!
Autumn Fun Day
Free Community Event open to all to held on Saturday 23rd October 2021 at the Church Hall in Elsfield Road from 10:00 to 13:00. There will be a range of ativities including Bread Making, Story Telling, Face Painting, Raffle, Refreshments, Games, Crafts, and more!
Reporting a Street Fault
To find and report road or street problems – please contact the county highways department. You can easily do this on-line by following this link: https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk/
Think Before You Dial
Thames Valley Police have launched a campaign to show that you can report many crimes online instead of calling, taking pressure of the emergency call centres. To find out more just follow this link: Think before you dial | Thames Valley Police
Marston Neighbourhood Plan
The Parish Council looking to bring together local people who would be interested in creating a local Neighbourhood plan for Old Marston with a view to influencing future decisions related to planning in Old Marston. The City Council has started to consult on their proposed Oxford Plan 2040 and the County Council are looking at creating the Oxfordshire 2050 plan so there is a great need to have this in place. Download this document for more information.
Local Plan 2040
Oxford City Council is embarking on the development a new Local Plan. The Local Plan 2040 will set out the planning strategy for meeting the needs of the city. It will set out where new homes, businesses and community facilities will be built to make Oxford a better place to live, work and visit. It will also look at how we can protect the things that make Oxford special such as open space, ecological habitat and areas of heritage. It will guide how development happens, helping to support the transition towards a zero carbon city, ensuring high quality design, being conscious of health and wellbeing, and addressing inequalities. This is an early opportunity to engage in the development of the Oxford Local Plan 2040 and your opportunity to help shape Oxford’s future. To find out more just go to their website: Oxford Local Plan 2040 | Oxford Local Plan 2040 | Oxford City Council.
Oxford Half Marathon
The Oxford Half Marathon will take place this year on Sunday 17th October 2021. For more information go to their website: Oxford Half | Limelight Sports Club
Plans have now been submitted: ref 21/01217/FUL – Erection of 80 residential dwellings (use class C3) formed of 13 one-bedroom apartments and 28 two-, 35 three- and 4 four-bedroom houses with associated public open space, access and landscaping. Deadline date for consultation is 11th June. Almonds Farm, Mill Lane, is owned by Oxford City Council. The development have been approved in the Oxford Local Plan. https://www.oxford.gov.uk/land-west-of-mill-lane
Hill View Farm
Plan has now been approved by the City Council Planning Committee. 20/03034/FUL – link to planning application and documents
This is a small piece of land off Butt’s Lane next to Buswell Mobile Home Park. It was designated in the Local Plan for future development of 39 dwellings. There will be a public consultation before plans are submitted later this year.
Land North of Bayswater Brook
This is a proposed development of about 750 dwellings on land owned by Christ Church College on land north of Bayswater Brook in the greenbelt. Although outside the parish, it would impact greatly on the parish. The Parish Council is currently having meetings with the PR company representing the developer as a key local stakeholder. This is part of the South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2035
- South Oxfordshire Local Plan – link
- South Oxfordshire Infrastructure Delivery Plan – link
- Bioabundance – a local pressure group opposed to the development – their website
- Detailed information on Headington website: Land North of Bayswater Brook (headington.org.uk)
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