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Horley Conservation Area Appraisal – Submit Your Views

Following the public exhibition and meeting at The Old School on Thursday September 6th September the residents of Horley are invited to submit their views and suggestions to Cherwell District Council by filling in an Appraisal Questionnaire.

The Draft Appraisal Document and a copy of the questionnaire is available on line here or you download the form here and return it to design.conservation@cherwell-dc.gov.uk

Alternatively the document will be available in hard copy format at Bodicote House and at Banbury and Woodgreen libraries.  The public consultation period on the draft appraisal will run from 6 September until 8 October.

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Horley Conservation Area Appraisal – Public Exhibition at The Old School This Thursday

Public Exhibition and Meeting at The Old School This Thursday

Cherwell DC are undertaking a review of the Horley conservation area appraisal.  There will be a public exhibition which is likely to be of interest to all residents at The Old School on Thursday 6 September between 4pm and 6pm, followed by a public meeting between 7pm and 8pm to discuss the appraisal and seek feedback.  

From 6 September the appraisal will also be available on line here.  Alternatively the document will be available in hard copy format at Bodicote House and at Banbury and Woodgreen libraries.  The public consultation period on the draft appraisal will run from 6 September until 8 October.

 

Horley Conservation Area Appraisal – Public Exhibition at The Old School Sept 6th

Horley Conservation Area Appraisal – Public Exhibition at The Old School Thursday Sept 6th

Cherwell DC are undertaking a review of the Horley conservation area appraisal.  There will be a public exhibition which is likely to be of interest to all residents at The Old School on Thursday 6 September between 4pm and 6pm, followed by a public meeting between 7pm and 8pm to discuss the appraisal and seek feedback.  

From 6 September the appraisal will also be available on line here .  Alternatively the document will be available in hard copy format at Bodicote House and at Banbury and Woodgreen libraries.  The public consultation period on the draft appraisal will run from 6 September until 8 October.

The Future of Local Government in North Oxfordshire

 

 

Those who take an interest in such matters will be aware that Oxfordshire County Council have submitted a proposal to the Secretary of State for Communities, seeking the abolition of all district councils in Oxfordshire, along with the county council, and their replacement with a single, unitary council which would be responsible for delivering all local government services.  Currently, the county deliver most of the more expensive services such as social services including adult care, highways and education, whilst the districts deliver more local services such as planning, housing, waste collection, street cleaning and recreation.

The county council claim that this could enable savings of up to £20m per annum to be made, mostly through efficiencies from the reduction in administrative and democratic functions.  There is no doubt that the county council are in considerable financial difficulties, with increasing demand for adult care, and decreasing grant coming from government.  On the other hand, Cherwell District Council have just announced for the 8th year running that they are not increasing their share of the council tax, having cut their costs significantly through efficiencies such as shared working with South Northants, and have not had to cut any of their services.

Cherwell are seeking support in their bid to persuade the Secretary of State not to agree to Oxfordshire’s proposal, and have launched a petition, which they have asked the parish council to share with you.  Further details are available via this link.

Thanks

David Marriott, Horley Parish Clerk

The Banbury Vision & Masterplan Consultation Ends 13th April

The Banbury Vision & Masterplan SPD is out for public consultation between Monday 14 March 2016 and Wednesday 13 April 2016.

Masterplan http://www.cherwell.gov.uk/media.cfm?mediaid=18240

Banbury Masterplan event – Sat. 2 April 2016, 10am to 4pm, Castle Quay Shopping Centre, Banbury

Comments on the Masterplans can be made by email to: planning.policy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk . Alternatively, they can be posted to: Planning Policy Team, Strategic Planning and the Economy, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA

draft plan