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.
A wide range of charts, graphs and statistics on Oxford as a whole and its wards and districts, produced by Oxford City Council’s Social Research Officer, are available on this website or on Oxford City’s website.
Comparisons of Oxford with other major cities and towns can be found at the centreforcities website.
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
The Headington Festival Weekend was such a success last year, that it is going to be even bigger and better this year!
At the festival the Headington Neighbourhood Forum will be consulting on its Draft Plan for Headington.
There are also competitions in the Headington shopping area in the week leading up to it.
A number of Headington shops are supporting an “Odd One Out” competition for children to take part in, and there will be a “Where in Headington Centre?” competition for adults.
Details and entry forms will be distributed to shops in the shopping area.
A multitude of events at Oxfordshire Art Weeks 9-17 May 2015. Check out the Headington events here.
Oxford City Council’s “Chart of the Month” website for March 2015 shows the pattern of occupations in Oxford obtained from the Census 2011 data. At that time the total was almost 100,000.
Headington Hill Park is one of the major open spaces in the Headington Neighbourhood Forum area and a new group to support the park has been formed by volunteers.
More details from Marie Power on power_marie(at)hotmail.com (replace (at) with @ – this is to confuse automatic email address scanners)
The annual membership fee is £3 (a suggested minimum) and one can join by sending a cheque or cash to David Colbeck, Treasurer, 17 London Place OX4 1BD, including a note of your name and contact details. Cheques should be made out to: Friends of Headington Hill Park. You can also donate/join by BACS.
The Headington Neighbourhood Forum is expected to be designated by the City Council on September 10th and if that happens a consultation with residents, workers and students in Headington will be launched immediately. The consultation is designed to offer suggestions on what are the important issues affecting Headington and to ask you what you think they are.
The consultation in the form of a leaflet will be distributed to homes in Headington for return by Freepost. For workers and students the leaflet will also be available on this website for download. An online version of the consultation will also be announced at the same time. WATCH THIS SPACE.
Oxford City Council’s “Chart of the Month” website for July 2014 shows the pattern of commuting into and out of Oxford each day obtained from the Census 2011 data. At that time the daily inflow was almost 46 thousand and the outflow 16 thousand, Equivalent data for Headington is being analysed by the Forum’s Transport Policy Group.
The Forum’s six policy groups are hard at work identifying and discussing issues in their respective areas so that a survey can take place some time after the City Council is expected to designate the Forum (i.e. officially approves its existence) in early September. The survey is intended to prompt those who live, work or study in Headington to think about what they believe are the key issues. If you have any issues that you think should feature in the survey, please contact the relevant group via their webpage.