Some residents have asked if it is worth objecting? Well, yes it is! You may think that objecting to new developments in the village is not worth the bother as no-one takes any notice.
Recently we saw the plans for Vanderbilt’s housing development. The Parish Council and a number of residents sent in lots of complaints about its ideas. Vanderbilt is now making huge changes to its plans to take into account our concerns. South Oxfordshire District Council’s Planning Officer has also told the Parish Council that we will get a second round of consultation when these plans are ready. So, yes, complaining can be worth the effort.
Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Highways is consulting on the roadworks planned for Didcot Road. Many of you will have seen the leaflet dropped through your letterboxes at the end of last week. Thank you to everyone who have already sent in their comments, but please read on.
The consultation is about the Zebra Crossing and Traffic Calming. These will be needed even if the Parish Council wins its battle with OCC so that the road doesn’t have to be moved, but there are problems with the proposals, as explained in the leaflet.
It is really important that objections focus on the traffic calming. If you have already objected to moving the road you can still complain about the traffic calming measures. Just send a follow up email to the same address before Friday night (14th).
Details of the plans and how to object are here:
Thank you for your support. It can work if there are enough of us.