Oxford Heritage Asset Register

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.

Cuckoo Lane
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.

Oxford’s 2nd Neighbourhood Plan submitted to the City Council

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 (planningpolicy@oxford.gov.uk).  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.

Headington Festival

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.

Click here for more details

Oxford Local Plan 2036

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.

Headington Neighbourhood Plan – Referendum

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:

Yes: 3,310
No: 543
Turnout: 38%
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As is required by the legislation the City Executive Board (in June) and full Council (in July) will consider making (approving) the plan.

Headington Neighbourhood Plan – What’s next?

After the rounds of consultations, the City Council have had the Plan examined – a check by an independent planning professional to ensure that it meets the legislative requirements. The examiner’s report has now been received and, working with the City, the Steering Committee (SC) have been looking at some changes to meet his recommendations. The SC will be reporting on this at our Forum meeting on 8 February.

The City Council, as planning authority, will then make a decision whether the plan can go forward to a referendum. If the timing all works out, then it should be in time to have this coincide with the County Council elections in May 2017. Although not as exciting as some referendums we’ve had recently, it will give people on the electoral register in the Plan area the final say on whether the plan is adopted. If that passes, then the Plan will have to be taken into account in planning matters, but also in other City and County strategies.

Transport Access to Headington

Oxfordshire County Council is asking for the views of residents, workers and visitors to Headington on proposals to improve travel in and around the area.

PLEASE NOTE: This is not part of the Neighbourhood Plan consultation.  It is an Oxfordshire County Council consultation.

See the OCC website for details.

The consultation starts on Friday 3rd July and will end on Friday 7th August 2015. Exhibitions will be held as follows:
Friday 3rd July, 13:00 – 20.00 –     St Anthony’s of Padua, 115 Headley Way, Oxford
Saturday 4th July, 10:00 – 16:00 – New Marston Primary School, Copse Lane, Oxford
Thursday 9th July, 13:00 – 20:00 – Wood Farm School, Titup Hall Drive, Oxford
Saturday 11th July, 10:00 – 16:00  St. – Andrew’s Primary School, London Road, Oxford