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Eynsham Parish Council

Planning and Consultation

The responsible authority for local planning is the District Council: view the Local Development Framework. See also Annual Parish Meeting; Eynsham Parish Plan.

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 Search - select Eynsham from the drop-down list of parishes - or sign up for email alerts and be in the know.

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: view issues and options to 2026. 12 sites were suggested for development in the Eynsham area: view Parish Council response. A draft Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment for Eynsham was published in February 2009. 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 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 in March but objected to early proposals and published its own planning brief in January 2011. Comments on WODC's Local Plan - Housing issues consultation in summer 2014 are under review - view Parish Council response.

multi-use games areaOPEN 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 >>

FLOODING: view slideshow 2007; draft Flood Report July 2008; maps. A small flood storage area was created along Station Road in 2009 - view feature >>

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.

view planning applications at a Parish Drop InEYNSHAM 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. 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 >>

local gravel deposits 2014 © Oxfordshire County CouncilGRAVEL EXTRACTION: Hansons submitted a revised application 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 >>

Related Documents
25/11/2014 Meeting with Gladman Developments
18/09/2014 Response to the Local Plan housing consultation
03/04/2014 Response to Minerals Core Strategy Consultation
24/03/2014 Letter on sand and gravel extraction
from David Cameron MP
05/02/2014 Response to the Affordable Housing Consultation
05/02/2014 Response to the Community Infrastructure Levy Consultation
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
by Corylus
25/11/2006 Parish Meeting on East Eynsham development
16/09/2006 Gravel restoration proposal C
01/06/2004 Eynsham Housing Needs Survey
  • 28 March
    Eynsham Futures Update
  • Eynsham Neighbourhood Planning group reports on a very successful launch event

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  • 27 March
    Local Plan 2031
  • Final draft of the new Local Plan 2011-2031 goes online today. Please take time to comment at this important stage.

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  • 20 March
    Land West of Eynsham
  • 77 new homes are proposed for land occupied by Eynsham Garden Centre and extending behind Elm Place, with access from Old Witney Road.

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  • 18 March
    New Assessment Centre
  • Planning approval has now been granted for the centre south of Merton Court

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