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Still Time to Write in with Further Objections

Although the WODC planning notice for 15/02687/OUT, on land south of Witney Road (A4095) Long Hanborough, stated the deadline for objections was 3 Sept 2015, you can to write to WODC with objections if you haven’t already done so and they will still be considered.

It is possible that the planning application will be considered by the Upland Planning Committee on Monday 5 Oct 2015. We will not know for certain until Friday 25 Sep when the council announces the agenda for that meeting. We will let you know if the application will be discussed on 5 Oct as soon as it is known.

Write quoting reference number 15/02687/OUT

You can either make your representation by email to planning@westoxon.gov.uk or by post to ‘The Planning Department, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney, OX28 1PB’. If more than one member of your household hold a view on the application then if doing so by post you can put all the letters in the same envelope. It is the number of people who comment that counts, joint signatures only count as a single comment. 

Points you may want to consider in your letter or email, if you have any additional concerns to add to the list below then this would be helpful.

• The A4095 is already over capacity at peak times, and more cars means more congestion, danger, noise and pollution.

• That you do not wish to have an additional burden put on our Surgery, nor for it to be relocated to the edge of the village.

• That our school is already at capacity, and the scheme proposed to relocate the playground behind Reily Close to make room for building more classrooms on the current playground is unacceptable.

• That with 50 houses already given permission, and building expected to start soon on Church Road this is more than enough strain on all our services.

• That we value our green space, and our identity as a village, and our boundaries should not be extended towards other nearby settlements. It is only a matter of time before Hanborough ends up as part of Bladon and/or Freeland at this proposed rate of development.

• That you value the wildlife, biodiversity and productive agricultural land which borders Hanborough.


A Very Full House

A Very Full House

A Very Full House

The HAG AGM on the 13 July 2015 was well attended by over 75 villagers, mostly from Long and Church Hanborough, but also visitors from Freeland, Bladon and Woodstock.

Thank you all for your support.

The Minutes of the meeting are available here.

Annual General Meeting – Monday 13th July, 7:30 pm.

One year on we are holding our first Annual General Meeting at the Long Hanborough pavilion in the Greenway Room.

Everyone is welcome to attend to review the events of the past year and look ahead to what happens next.

Refreshments (tea/coffee/biscuits) will be available.


  • Summary of HAG and its first year
  • What happens next?
  • Accounts
  • Call for new members
  • Nomination of existing HAG committee
  • AOB – Questions/feedback/ideas…

Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR) – 11:00 Saturday 24th January

This coming Saturday (24th January) the Rural Oxfordshire Action Rally (ROAR) have organised a rally on Witney Green at 11:00. ROAR is a local independent campaign group that is looking to galvanise the residents, parish councils and action groups from across Oxfordshire who are affected by the current indiscriminate drive for large scale development no matter what the cost and impact to our local communities.

Confirmed speakers include Peter Jay, formerly an economics journalist, US ambassador and current chairman of ROAR.


This is a rare opportunity to make our voices heard and demonstrate the importance of this issue to the decision makers. The more people that attend, the more emphatic the message.

For more information about ROAR and the rally see: http://www.roartoday.co.uk/witney-rally.html

Hanborough Action Group Meeting

Hanborough Action Group meeting

First meeting

An excellent turn out at this evenings meeting to discuss how we organise ourselves to respond to the proposed developments by Savills/Corpus Christii and Pye Homes/Blenheim Estate.

The slides that were presented are available here: Hanborough Action Group slides 16th July 2014

If you weren’t able to make the meeting but would like to volunteer your services then please contact us via getintouch@handsoffhanborough.co.uk