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.
You can comment at any time on the plan by emailing: [email protected]
Latest consultation reports
Upcoming Consultation Event!
This will take place on Saturday 20 July at Woodstock Community Centre: 10am until 1. The event will be run by Community First Oxfordshire and Terence O’Rourke Planning.
From 10am until 11 we’ll focus on…
Building on what’s good and making new things happen
Bring your friends, and family, ideas and energy to group discussions and workshops to:
- Explore common issues for community groups and new projects arising from consultation (things like volunteering, collaboration, funding, children and young people, older people…)
- Build teams and action planning for emerging community-led projects
From 11am until 1 we’ll focus on…
Developments at Hill Rise and North of Banbury Road
This session is about providing the community with more understanding/ knowledge of the allocated sites in Woodstock and the process involved in designing future development on them. The aim is to prepare members of the community for further engagement by Blenheim’s consultant team and to help the community to engage in this process in a way that adds something meaningful and of value.
Suggested activities before the session:
- Have a read of the ‘Eynsham and Woodstock sub area’ section of the West Oxfordshire Local Plan 2031 (specifically pps. 238-243)
- Go and have a look at the sites and walk the edge (where publicly accessible), note down what you can see and hear. Walk into town from the sites and to any other important places.
We’re running both these sessions on the same day as many people are interested in both. There are overlaps between them but feel free to come along to one session or the other.
Plan consultation was launched with five events and information sessions in March 2019. Over 200 residents attended. The events discussed a range of themes – traffic, community life and facilities, infrastructure, environment, the impacts of development in general and key considerations for specific housing sites. Attendees were asked to note what was most important to them and write down more detailed feedback, including ideas about how to deal with particular issues. Detailed feedback from these events is available below:
June consultation events
Three events were held in June 2019:
- Saturday 1 June 2019, 10am until 2pm @ Woodstock Community Centre
- Tuesday 4 June 2019, 2-4pm @ Oxfordshire Museum
- Wednesday 5 June, 7-9pm @ Woodstock Social Club
The events combined presentations, a Q+A and discussion on specific themes. CFO staff were in attendance, plus a representative (at the Saturday event) from Terence O’Rourke Planning, which will be working with Blenheim on forthcoming planning applications.
Just under a hundred people attended these events, with 56 signing up to be involved in next steps discussions/ workshops.
The presentations set out the intent of the plan, progress to date, ‘headline’ results from the April 2019 community survey, an overview of the process of working up planning applications on specific sites and a summary of the more community-oriented projects emerging from the consultation to date and how to take these ideas forward.
- PRESENTATION SLIDES FROM JUNE EVENTS
- JUNE CONSULTATION EVENTS – SUMMARY REPORT
- AN INTERIM REPORT ON THE APRIL 2019 COMMUNITY SURVEY HAS BEEN PRODUCED, WITH A FULL REPORT TO FOLLOW
Background Information + Documents
FEEDBACK FORM: this is the form that was handed out to attendees at launch events.
WOODSTOCK PLANNING CONTEXT: this document gives summaries of sites allocated in Local Plans (or included in draft Local Plans) and potential ‘facilitation sites’, which could be used to help deliver community priorities identified through the Plan process.
WOODSTOCK PLANNING CONTEXT – SITE MAPS: 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. If the document does not open in your browser, please download.
SUMMARY OF WEST OXFORDSHIRE DC SECTION 106 AGREEMENT ON 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 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 UNMET’S 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]