Kler Planning Application Update

As already announced, the public enquiry into Kler Group’s planning application for 36 houses on the field at the corner of the Didcot Road and Fieldside is scheduled for the 14th November at the Didcot Civic Centre in Britwell Road, Didcot.

As part of the process, the South Oxfordshire District Council (SODC) has appointed a barrister for the enquiry and he has asked the SODC Planning Committee what they would have decided if the matter had not been taken away from them.

The Planning Committee will therefore consider the application and make its opinion known at its meeting on 27th September.  Its opinion will be crucial at the public enquiry and so it is important that it knows what the village thinks about Kler’s plans.

If you want to support the Parish Council and oppose Kler please send a brief note to our District Councillor, Sue Lawson at sue@bumble101.com by the 26th September saying that you object for one or all of the following “planning” reasons:-

  • The village is “unsustainable” without the updated facilities in our newly adopted Neighbourhood Plan.  When Kler originally applied we still had a bus service which has now gone.
  • Kler’s plans don’t comply with our Neighbourhood Plan and won’t provide any new facilities for the village which will put more pressure on older facilities.
  • The access to the site will not be safe as they can’t provide proper visibility for vehicles.
  • The development will add to all the extra traffic from the NE Didcot plans and cause more congestion in the High Street and at Clifton Hampden Bridge.

Sue will then be able to say that their is a broad spread of opposition in the village when she speaks to the Planning Committee.

Parish Councillor Steve Brown will represent the Parish Council at the meeting on the 27th.  Residents are welcome to go to the meeting but there is only 5 minutes for all objectors to speak so this has to be coordinated.  Please contact Steve Brown for more details at longwitt@hotmail.com.

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