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Outline Planning permission granted for Church Road development

On Monday 27th April the WODC Uplands planning sub-committee voted to support the planning officers recommendation and approved the revised application for outline planning permission to build 50 dwellings on land east of Church Road, Long Hanborough. The minutes of the committee meeting can be found here.

The committee voted 6 in favour with 3 abstentions and 1 against approval. 3 councillors were absent and none chose to arrange for a substitute in their absence. Among the absentees was our own local councillor Toby Morris, resident of Witney, though  he did e-mail the Chair of the sub-committee recommending approval of the application.

Write to the Council – IT’S NOT TOO LATE !

If you haven’t yet written to West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC), it’s not too lateTHERE’S STILL TIME. Both applications were deferred at the last Uplands Planning Committee meeting on the 3rd November. At the time of writing it’s not been confirmed when either application will next be on the agenda for the planning committee. All representations made before the committee next consider either application  will be brought to their attention.

Ways to have your views heard…


Anything you put in writing, either by letter or e-mail, and send to the planning officer in charge of the relevant  application 


You cursing in the car when when you’re stuck in traffic on the A4095 X
A conversation in the playground on your concerns about school provision for your children X
A discussion over a pint on how difficult it will be to get a doctor’s appointment X

If you want your views heard – you must write.

Who can write?

Anyone – if you have a view on these proposed developments, particularly if you are affected by them, then you are entitled to write.

  • Do you live in one of the affected villages: Long Hanborough, Church Hanborough, Freeland?
  • Do you use the roads that will be impacted by increased traffic e.g. the A4095?
  • Do you use the Doctor’s surgery that would be faced with increased patient numbers?
  • Do your children attend one of the local schools that would face increased pupil numbers?

Already written but wish you’d thought to mention something else? Write Again!

Where to write:

Please remember to include your name, address and the planning application reference on all correspondence.

All letters should be sent to the following addresses:

To express your views on the Pye Homes/Blenheim planning application for the “Erection of up to 169 dwellings…”, planning reference “14/1234/P/OP – Land South of Witney Road, Long Hanborough” write to:

By email to: hannah.wiseman@westoxon.gov.uk
By post to:
Hannah Wiseman
West Oxfordshire District Council,
New Yatt Road,
OX28 1PB

To express your views on the Savills/Corpus Christi College (Oxford), is for outline planning permission for the erection of “up to 68 dwellings…”, planning reference “14/1102/P/OP – Land to the East of Church Road, Long Hanborough” write to:

By email to: phil.shaw@westoxon.gov.uk
By post to:
Phil Shaw
West Oxfordshire District Council,
New Yatt Road,
OX28 1PB