Individual applications affecting Eynsham and Barnard Gate are considered by the Parish Council Planning Committee: view dates and agenda. You can track current / recent applications via the the District Council Planning Explorer - select Eynsham from the drop-down list of parishes - or sign up for email alerts at My West Oxfordshire.
The Parish Council is also involved in larger-scale proposals that may affect the village as a whole, such as affordable housing, Eynsham East; flood management and gravel extraction - details follow. View Gallery 2010 >>
PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE: issues and options to 2026. 12 sites were suggested for development in the Eynsham area: read the background; Parish Council response. A draft Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment for Eynsham was published in February 2009; map. WODC's Core Strategy so Far, published March 2009, covered housing, economy and climate change, with a brief section (3.11) on housing in Eynsham and interactive consultation. The Preferred Approach published in February 2010 identifies 3 of the original 12 sites in or around Eynsham for further investigation: read more. The Parish Council supported the central site with some reservations on 2 March but objected to proposals submitted in September and published its own planning brief in January 2011.
OPEN SPACES: view WODC audit July 2008; introduction to play areas; feature on Dovehouse “Come and Play”. Eynsham Primary School applied for planning permission to construct a new synthetic Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) in March 2010: view explanatory note and floodighting plans; comment from Parish Council on 19 March and 19 April. The application was granted subject to conditions on 21 July. A larger pitch was approved for Bartholomew School in 2012 - more >>
AFFORDABLE HOUSING off Chilbridge Road: view background and summary in the Housing section of Eynsham Parish Plan; District Council introduction to Rural Exception sites. Cottsway Housing Association now proposes access via Merton Close. Read summary from consultations on 23 April 2008; later proposals, public response and Parish Council feedback on 1 July; new application, plans and supporting documents 8 August; Parish Council comment 2 September. Development was approved subject to conditions on 17 September 2009 and Cottsway appointed Leadbitter as builders in October. Handover was anticipated at the end of February 2011.
EYNSHAM EAST (Bitterell): Following Taylor Wimpey consultation on 18 December 2007, Bryant Homes proposals were on view on 11 March 2008. View Council minutes 1 April; response to developers; notes of meeting on 14 May; details of new application 27 August. View comment from the Eynsham Society. The Parish Council objects to this application. Planning Committee comment on 29 September was expanded in Full Council on 7 October; view further comment on 2 March 2009. WODC approved the development on 21 October, subject to conditions including a contribution to local infrastructure - read more >>
GRAVEL EXTRACTION (Hansons): a revised application was submitted in October 2007 – view extract; discussion in Council on 4 December; letter to the County Council on 6 December; letter from David Cameron MP. In May 2010 the county allocation was increased from 1.8 million tonnes to 2.2 million tonnes per annum, though only 637,000 tonnes per annum is used within Oxfordshire: read more. The County Council objected at the time; the Regional Spatial Strategy was revoked on 6 July; and OCC is still reassessing local needs - read more >>
|04/12/2012 response to the Draft Local Plan consultation|
|06/11/2012 Recreational Funding Report|
|01/04/2011 Spareacre Lane Planning Brief|
|01/03/2011 Core Strategy Response|
|03/01/2011 Core Strategy Response - Fruitlands|
|10/12/2010 Fruitlands Consultation Note|
|10/12/2010 Fruitlands Consultation Plan 3A|
|10/12/2010 Fruitlands Consultation Plan 3B|
|21/07/2010 MUGA Decision Notice|
|28/03/2010 Primary School MUGA|
|23/12/2008 East Eynsham amendments list|
|01/06/2008 Merton Close Consultation|
|report by Cottsway Housing|
|14/05/2008 Notes on proposals for Eynsham East|
|01/05/2008 Eynsham site allocations - comment on development options|
|02/04/2008 Letter to Bryant Homes|
|06/12/2007 Objection to sand and gravel extraction|
|30/11/2007 Letter on sand and gravel extraction|
|from David Cameron MP|
|08/01/2007 Application for sand & gravel extraction|
|25/11/2006 Parish Meeting on East Eynsham development|
|16/09/2006 Gravel restoration proposal C|
|01/06/2004 Eynsham Housing Needs Survey|
An update from County Cllr Charles Mathew, who is a member of the County Council's Cabinet Advisory Group on Minerals
Latest applications included the multi-use games area (MUGA) at Bartholomew School and further development at Betty's Meadow - “a mess of unmanaged landscaping, rusty hoardings ... and outbuildings in disrepair”.
Draft minutes are now online.
Eynsham Parish Council still objects to occupation of this site for residential purposes