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Woodstock Community and Infrastructure Delivery Plan

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 Plan is now available… click on the links below

The findings and emerging site plans for north of Hill Rise and north of Banbury Road will be presented at community events on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 November (SEE DETAILS BELOW).


Appendix 1 – Woodstock development sites

Appendix 1a – Development site overviews

Appendix 2- Launch events report (April 2019)

Appendix 2a – Launch events report – roads and traffic (April 2019)

Appendix 3 – Community Survey report (July 2019)

Appendix 4 – Community groups consultation report (July 2019)

Appendix 5 – Consultation events report (June 2019)

Appendix 6 – Consultation event report (July 2019)

Appendix 7 – Friends of Old Woodstock feedback (March and July 2019)

Appendix 8 – Marlborough School feedback (May 2019)

Appendix 9 – Oxford Diocesan Board of Education feedback (September 2019)

Appendix 10 – Sustainable Woodstock feedback (September 2019)

Appendix 11 – Sustainable Woodstock- Cycle Safe Routes (September 2019)

Appendix 12 – Woodstock under fives association feedback (September 2019)

Appendix 13 – Wootton Parish Council feedback (October 2019)

Appendix 14 – Community Indoor Venues Assessment Report (September 2019)

November 2019 Consultation Events

Friday 15 November @ Woodstock Community Centre – 2 sessions: 2-4pm and 7-9pm

Saturday 16 November @ The Marlborough School Enterprise Centre – 1 session: 10am-2pm

Eighty plus residents attending these events overall found out about: Matters for consideration in planning applications at Hill Rise and north of Banbury Road; Priorities for new infrastructure and improvements to existing infrastructure; and Recommendations for community-led action planning

There was a short presentation at the start of each of session and ‘discussion stations’ focussed on different findings. CFO, Blenheim Estate and Terence O’Rourke Planning Consultants were on hand to answer questions.

These sessions also presented illustrative plans for the sites at north of Hill Rise and north of Banbury Road, and were an opportunity to offer further comment.

Latest ‘Community Action’ consultation meetings and reports

Minutes of the Community Action Steering Group meeting 17th October 2019 

Community Survey Report – July 2019

Community Groups, Organisations and Businesses Consultation Report – July 2019

Woodstock Community and Social Action Update – September 2019

July Consultation Event

35 people attended the latest plan consultation event on Saturday 20 July at Woodstock Community Centre. The event was run by Community First Oxfordshire and Terence O’Rourke Planning.

July 2019 Consultation Report

July presentation slides

From 10am until 11 we focused on…
Building on what’s good and making new things happen

Presentations and workshops:

  • Explored common issues for community groups and new projects arising from consultation (things like volunteering, collaboration, funding, children and young people, older people…)
  • Started to build teams and action planning for emerging community-led projects

From 11am until 1 we focused on… 
Developments at Hill Rise and North of Banbury Road

This session provided the community with more understanding/ knowledge of the allocated sites in Woodstock and the process involved in designing future development on them. The aim was 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 added something meaningful and of value.


Previous events

Launch events

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.

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]




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