The Headington Neighbourhood Plan comprises both Planning Policies that are taken into account in planning applications and Community Projects (see AGM Agenda for priorities) that the Neighbourhood Forum wishes to promote or develop itself.
Since the five-year life of the Forum is nearing its end (March 18th 2018) the next AGM (11am Saturday, March 10th 2018) will consider both the renewal of the Forum and collaborating with Headington Action to take the Community Projects forward.
UPDATE: The City had informed us that the official start date for the Forum was 10th September 2014, the date of the relevant City Executive Board Meeting meeting rather than the date of the first Forum meeting, so redesignation will be applied for in 2019.
Fifteen places have been nominated this year to be added to Oxford’s Heritage Asset Register. Of these, six are in the Headington Neighbourhood Plan Area. They will be considered at the East Area Planning Committee on July 4th 2018. The committee paper recommending approval can be viewed here.
All Saints Church, Lime Walk
8thOxford Scout Hut (formerly All Saints Mission Chapel)
Hilsboro, 14 Holyoake Road
18 Windsor Street and 6 Perrin Street
85 (All Saints Vicarage), Old Road
If you have suggestions for additions in the next year’s round of nominations, please contact Headington Neighbourhood Forum or Headington Action.
Planning permission was refused yesterday (19 June 2018) for the third application for the site of the former Quarry Gate pub as it “fails to relate to the strong sense of character of the surrounding area”: Headington Neighbourhood Plan cited. See the Planning Application and Decision.
The Summertown and St. Margaret’s Neighbourhood Forum has formally submitted their Neighbourhood Development Plan, together with supporting documents to Oxford City Council, as the Local Planning Authority. This Plan proposal is now available for public consultation. The public consultation period will run for 6 weeks from Wednesday 30th May to 11th July 2018. The Neighbourhood Development Plan together with the associated supporting documents will be available to view both on the City Council’s website (www.oxford.gov.uk/ssmconsultation) and ‘hard copies,’ can be viewed at the following three venues:
- Oxford City Council’s Offices at St. Aldate’s Chambers, 109-113 St. Aldate’s, Oxford, OX1 1DS
- North Oxford Association, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DP
- Summertown Public Library, 17 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JN
Representations should be made using the form provided (attached) which can be downloaded and then completed and returned to the Planning Policy via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Guidance notes for completing the comment form are also attached to this email.
The ‘Plan Proposal’ together with the representations received during the public consultation period will then be passed on to the appointed Inspector when the Plan is submitted for Examination.
SATURDAY 2ND JUNE
10am – 3pm in Headington
Food, crafts, refreshments and the stalls of the Saturday Market in the centre of Headington.
SUNDAY 3RD JUNE
1pm – 5pm in Bury Knowle Park
Many local organisations’ stalls; sports to try; fire engine and police vehicle to explore; foods and ice cream; craft ales; farm animals to pet; results of the children’s wildlife photography competition and the photographs displayed.
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At a full meeting of Oxford City Council on Thursday 20th July 2017 the Council resolved that the Headington Neighbourhood Plan be made. This is the final decision in this lengthy process. The Plan was described by members as “trail blazing” and they warmly congratulated everyone who had worked to bring this about.
Oxford City Council has published its report on the Local Plan public consultation.
It is extremely pleasing to see that the public support the Headington Neighbourhood Forum’s view on the need for keyworker housing.
The Forum weren’t able to include a planning policy that supported replacing affordable housing requirements on institutional sites (hospitals / universities) with keyworker housing since it would have not complied with the current Local Plan, but the consultation shows strong support for changing that policy in the new Local Plan.
On Thursday 4 May 2017, there was a referendum on the neighbourhood development plan for Headington.
The question asked in the referendum was:
Do you want Oxford City Council to use the neighbourhood plan for Headington to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?
Results were announced late on Thursday 4 May 2017 and are shown below:
As is required by the legislation the City Executive Board (in June) and full Council (in July) will consider making (approving) the plan.
Are you in the Headington Neighbourhood Forum Area? Check the map or street list.
At their meeting on March 9th 2017 the City Council Executive Board warmly endorsed the Headington Neighbourhood Plan and approved its progress to a referendum to be held on May 4th 2017 coinciding with the local elections.
Members complimented the Neighbourhood Plan Forum for its achievement in being the first in Oxford to produce a Plan.
Chair, Mike Ratcliffe and Vice Chair, Patrick Coulter were present and answered questions from members including the development of a successor body to the Forum.
See the Forum’s stall at the Headington Market, Saturday 29th April.
See the whole Plan and leave comments here.