Wednesday
May232018

Wednesday
May232018

Wednesday
May232018

Yarnton Gardening Club

Please note that from the middle of June members will no longer be entitled to 10% discount at Oxford Shopping Village (formerly Yarnton Nurseries). The Gardening Club regrets this, but it is beyond our control.

Tuesday
Mar062018

Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031 (Part 1) Partial Review Oxford's Unmet Housing Need.

As some of you may already be aware Cherwell District Council on Monday 26th February 2018 approved the proposal to build 4,400 new homes on local Green Belt area, including 2,350 either side of the A44 between Begbroke and Yarnton. This was despite considerable opposition from local parish councils, representative groups, many individuals and local Cherwell District Councillors. Representation against the proposal at the meeting was excellent, with all speakers giving good reason for their opposition. It was hard to see how that representation could have been any better. The vote by Cherwell District Councillors was 26 in favour and 17 against with 2 abstentions. The net effect meaning that the proposal will move forward for consideration in public by a government inspector for recommendations. It is possible that this could take place around May/June 2018. Whilst the outcome of the vote was disappointing, there are many aspects of the proposal that will be subject to considerable scrutiny by the inspector. All is not lost and we live in hope.

Yarnton Parish Council would like to thank all the organisations and local residents who have taken the time to submit the 1461 representations received by Cherwell DC, a clear indication as to the depth of feeling by residents and their representatives.

Yarnton Parish Council

Friday
Feb022018

Proposed Apple Orchard

The Parish Council is exploring the idea of a Yarnton village apple orchard on two of the three community grassed areas between The Paddocks and the bridge leading to Bernard Close.  The aim is to bring back some Oxfordshire heritage variety apple trees which have been lost to this area, provide free apples for Yarnton villagers, encourage wildlife conservation and provide a tranquil area to rest for a while and enjoy the sunshine. We would welcome residents’ observations regarding the proposal which can be sent by email to [email protected] or in writing to Yarnton Parish Council, Yarnton Village Hall, The Paddocks, Yarnton, OX5 1TE.  If any village organisations or individuals would be interested in sponsoring a tree please let us know as soon as possible. We are on a time limit as preferably the trees need to be planted by late April for this year. It's an exciting project which would enhance this area of the village and help foster a community spirit for all ages.