Work on the Community Hub is progressing. The option agreement between the landowner, Mr Weavers and our developer, Thomas Homes, has been signed and confirmed. Now that this is in place, Thomas Homes is working on the detailed designs for the preschool, school and village hall, as well as the houses that will pay for them.
The developer has had to commit to buying more than the minimum land needed for the project as it left an unworkable strip for the farmer. However, this extra strip can come to the Parish Council for community use such as allotments for the school.
The project will not include fitting out and furniture etc. for any of the hub buildings – preschool, school and village hall – and it will be necessary to apply for grants to pay for this as soon as planning consent for the project is obtained.
Once the developer’s initial designs are completed there will be a village meeting to present the plans and to get feedback. Following amendments from the feedback, it is hoped to submit the full planning application to South Oxfordshire District Council at the end of the Summer.
Download the latest plan for the hub site here.