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November edition of Chippy News out now!

The new November edition of Chippy News is out now, in all the usual outlets. So if you want to know the latest about the proposed ALDI store, the delayed Local Plan, the planning appeal on a housing development on … Continue reading

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Brand new September edition out now!

The September edition of Chippy News is now out in all the usual outlets across town. We focus this month on housing targets for our area, with 1450 new homes being forecast between now and 2029, in edition to those … Continue reading

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Affected by plans for Churchill Road housing? Have your say at planning inquiry

After its plans to build 60 new houses on farmland on Churchill Road were rejected by WODC, Sharba Homes announced that it would appeal the decision. Consequently, a planning inquiry is to be held in October, and the town council … Continue reading

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WODC suggests new road names in Chippy

No, don’t worry – your road is not about to become Wayne Rooney Drive in honour of the World Cup. But West Oxfordshire District Council has suggested two new road names for new developments in Chippy – the development on … Continue reading

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Costly graffiti at town hall had no ‘witnesses’

The town council has raised concerns about petty vandalism affecting the state of the town, and a lack of witnesses willing to identify the culprits, after graffiti made at the town hall went unreported until the council’s own clerk told police … Continue reading

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“Where’s the parking?”: Councillors concerned about new developments

At this week’s town council meeting, councillors expressed concern at the lack of parking provision in two proposed developments on New Street. The revised plans for the Baptist Church development increase the number of flats there to eight – but … Continue reading

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Fete at Henry Cornish Care Centre this Friday

We’ve been asked to just mention this event, which is also now on our Google map of local summer fetes.    

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Soho House to open Cotswold outpost

The swanky London private members club, Soho House, has been granted planning permission to build a new hotel and leisure complex near Great Tew. West Oxfordshire District Council has approved the plans (reference 14/0423/P/S73) – submitted by the Soho House … Continue reading

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Enjoy a summer of fetes and festivals in and around Chippy

It’s June, which means it’s summer (whatever the weather might say). Luckily for us, the OX7 area is home to many fetes and festivals through the summer months – the first one, Enstone Primary’s summer fete, taking place this weekend. … Continue reading

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Neglected Chippy? A study of our town’s empty places

Chippy is a lovely place to live – it’s full of history, has its own theatre, leisure centre, schools, and lots of clubs and local organisations. But it’s not perfect. Coming into town from virtually any approach, you will see empty … Continue reading

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