A New Plan for Woodstock
Woodstock Town Council and Blenheim Estate have appointed CFO to consult the community about the current and future needs of the town.
The Community and Infrastructure Delivery Plan will take shape across 2019. The first six months will see a wide-range of opinion and ideas gathered, while the second will see projects identified and prioritised, with strategies for delivering them set out.
Several housing development sites will be coming forward in the next decade; and it is important to ensure that the special character of the town is preserved, facilities are enhanced where necessary and the new developments successfully integrate with the existing communities in Woodstock.
Some projects that emerge from the community conversation may be achievable through the developer contributions (Section 106) process on new development sites; some may be designed into new developments; and some may need a different approach. It is important to say that not all projects will be achieved via forthcoming development. Some may need a different approach, perhaps more long-term.
Initial conversations suggest that key issues for the town may be affordability of the new houses, a doctors’ surgery, schools and pre-schools, green spaces and parking.
But we also want to find out more about the needs of community organisations and groups, the challenges they face now and as the town grows. What can be done to help meet those challenges? What new organisations might be needed as the population grows? How can they be best supported?
Make your voice heard
A comprehensive consultation plan is being developed in order to reach the many different parts of Woodstock. There will be open events where all will be invited to come along and share ideas, a community survey to reach a wider audience and more focused approaches to seek the opinion of harder-to-reach residents.
You can comment at any time on the plan by emailing: [email protected]
The first events to find out more about the Plan and to share your ideas and opinions are coming up soon. All are welcome and there’s no need to book. Just come along…
- Main launch event: Saturday 9 March, 10-2 @ The Community Centre – there will be a presentation about the plan at 10am and midday, with discussion in-between
- Tuesday 12 March: 6.30-9.30 @ Marlborough School Library
- Tuesday 19 March: 7.30 @ The Community Centre– this is the annual Town Meeting, there will be an agenda item about the plan
- Friday 22 March: 11-1, drop-in session @ Oxfordshire Museum Café – CFO staff will be available if you want to share your views
Woodstock Planning Context: this document gives summaries of sites allocated in Local Plans (or included in draft Local Plans) and potential ‘facilitation sites’, which are suitable for development or inclusion in the Woodstock Community and Infrastructure Development Plan, should community priorities require it.
Woodstock Planning Context – Site Map: site map as per the above description.
Detailed Site Plan Woodstock East: this is an allocated development site in the West Oxfordshire Local Plan. Building has already commenced.
Summary of West Oxfordshire DC Section 106 agreement on the Woodstock East site: this sets out commitments agreed to by Blenheim Estate regarding infrastructure and other provisions. This is a summary document and not the full, official agreement, which may contain additional explanatory detail.
Summary of Oxfordshire County Council Section 106 agreement on the Woodstock East site: this sets out commitments agreed to by Blenheim Estate regarding infrastructure and other provisions. This is a summary document and not the full, official agreement, which may contain additional explanatory detail.
West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031: see pp. 213-253 for policies + maps specific to Woodstock, including allocated sites at east of Woodstock, north of Hill Rise and north of Banbury Road.
West Oxfordshire Infrastructure Delivery Plan: this document seeks to identify the infrastructure that is needed to support future growth in the District to 2031, including Woodstock. By ‘infrastructure’ is meant essential services and facilities such as schools, roads, water, gas and electricity and open space.
Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031: Partial Review- Oxford’s Unmet Need: see pp. 135 > for DRAFT allocation policy + maps of land at south-east Woodstock. This plan is currently being examined and this site is therefore only a proposal only at this stage. Woodstock TC are opposing its development.
Heart of Woodstock Traffic and Parking Report- September 2018: for enquiries about this report please contact [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
This will be a regularly updated document. We are compiling first questions right now (week of 11 March 2019) and will upload an initial set of questions asap.