GREAT WOLF RESORTS PROPOSAL, CHESTERTON – extended deadline for comments

Kirtlington Parish Council has objected to this proposal and asks you to submit your letters of objection NOW to Cherwell District Council .  Your letter must include your name, address & the date, the addressee ( Ms Clare Whitehead, Case Officer, Development Management, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA) and the Reference:  Great Lakes UK Ltd – Planning Application No: 19/02550/F.

–          Please see the attached Prompt Sheet for more details if you wish to write an individual letter, and two template letters which you may use instead.

–          The deadline for submitting comments has been extended until the Cherwell DC Planning Cttee date, currently 12th March 2020.

This link takes you to the application details on Cherwell District Council’s website –

Letter Templates;

To give an impression of size, the small building at the bottom (left of centre) is Bicester Country Club and Hotel
The size of this proposed development is vast


90% of those voting in the Referendum voted YES.

The average turnout across the neighbourhood plan area was 25%.
A total of 1,365 people voted, out of 5,514 eligible to vote.

As a result, the MCNP is now a part of
the statutory development plan for Cherwell.

Thank you to all those who voted and particularly those who helped make this happen.

Further details can be found here.

Oxford to Cambridge Expressway Announcement 12 Sept 18

Corridor B chosen for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

A plan to link together fast-growing technology hotspots took a further step closer to fruition today (12 September 2018) as Roads Minister Jesse Norman announced the chosen central corridor for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.

After detailed scrutiny and review by Highways England, of the 3 options A, B and C, Corridor B was judged to offer greater benefits to the region – outperforming the other options by providing better links to jobs, education, leisure and health services.

The expressway, with options to pass either west or east of Oxford, is also expected to take up to 40 minutes off the journey between the A34 south of Oxford and the M1.

Picture of the proposed corridor route.

Building the new link close to the east/west rail link will also offer more options for the commercial development of up to 1 million new homes, in line with proposals by the National Infrastructure Commission, and encourage more people to travel by train rather than by cars.