Cherwell District Council Planning Consultation

14 NOVEMBER 2016 TO 9 JANUARY 2017

Partial Review of the Cherwell Local Plan (Part 1): Oxford’s Unmet Housing Need – Options Paper

Consultation is being undertaken to inform a Partial Review of Local Plan Part 1, specifically to help meet Oxford’s unmet housing need.  An Options Consultation Paper is being published and comments are invited.  The Options Paper and related documents, including an Interim Sustainability Appraisal Report and representation form, are available to view on line at or at the locations listed.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule

A CIL Draft Charging Schedule is being published for consultation.  CIL is a planning charge introduced as a mechanism for local authorities to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area.  The Draft Charging Schedule sets out the proposed CIL rates and the geographical areas for the three residential rates.

Draft Developer Contributions Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

A new Draft Developer Contributions SPD is being published for consultation.  The purpose of the SPD is to set out the Council’s approach to seeking Section 106 planning obligations and their operation alongside the emerging Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).


Yarnton Walkers Group

I am pleased to advise everyone concerned in the village that the Application, together with supporting evidence from 140 villagers, has now been delivered to Oxfordshire County Council, Countryside Services in Eynsham. This is only the start of the process to have several of the old local footpaths behind the Red Lion and at the back of the Manor designated as Public Rights of Way. Many villagers already believed that this was the case.

We had hoped that the land owners would have been able to compromise and allow us to continue to walk the paths that have been used by many local generations. Unfortunately a compromise has not been possible, and it is with some sadness that we have to revert to the formal process and submit an Application Form for a Modification of the Definitive Map and Statement.

This formal process can take several years to resolve. We will keep everyone advised of the progress.

Thank you to all those villagers who have supported our case.

Richard Jurd, Secretary, Yarnton Walkers Group



Yarnton Playing Field Management Committee is looking to recruit the services of a

suitably qualified person to manage and prepare cricket wickets at Little Marsh

Sports field, Yarnton. Candidates would need to be experienced in maintaining the square

to Oxfordshire Cricket Association or equivalent standard. The work will relate to the cricket

square only, commencing pre-season 2017 and hopefully for the long term. The role may

well suit a retired grounds person with appropriate experience. Hours and remuneration by


If interested please make an initial enquiry via e-mail to: [email protected]