At last week’s Uplands Planning Sub-Committee meeting at West Oxfordshire District Council, the following decisions were made:
Planning was granted for part change of use of the Greystones site on Burford Road, to create a recycling centre and alterations to access (ref 12/1329/P/FP). This will enable people to access a local site, rather than the current trek to Alkerton, Stanton Harcourt, or Shipston on Stour. The council says this is a move “welcomed” by Chippy residents, basing their view on the fact that 94% of residents who completed questionnaires for them approved of a site at Greystones. However, given that only around 200 people completed the questionnaires, it is debatable how representative that view is. The site will be predominantly for recycling, but it appears that one landfill skip will be provided; for other non-recyclable goods, we will still have to visit one of the above sites. A full story on this decision will be in the December edition of Chippy News.
- 18 Horsefair, Chipping Norton (the former Oxford House/Off The Beaten Track pub): permission granted for an increase in ridge height and construction of a glass wall in the central atrium (part retrospective, following non-compliance with Condition 2 of the original planning permission, ref 11/0417/P/FP) – ref 12/1436/P/S73
- Land north-west of Elmsfield Industrial Estate, Worcester Road, Chipping Norton – planning refused for change of use of land to site three holiday lodges, hardstanding and access driveway (ref 12/1451/P/FP)