Planning decision on Great Wolf Resorts imminent
Urgent Message from Chesterton Parish Council
The Great Wolf planning application 19/02550/F is to be decided at the planning committee meeting this Thursday 12 March at 4pm. This does not give much time so may I ask you to do two things:.
- Please email your strong objection to ALL the councillors on the planning committee by this Wednesday 11 March (this can of course be your original objection). Although Cherwell District Council has recommended refusal we cannot afford to be complacent or assume that more distant councillors are as well informed. No doubt Great Wolf will have done their utmost to reach these councillors so we must adopt the same approach.
To make it quick and easy, here is the list of councillors’ email addresses on the Planning Committee. These can be copied and pasted into a Bcc address box to make it more personal.
James.Macnamara@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Andrew.Beere@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Phil.Chapman@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Conrad.Copeland@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Chris.Heath@cherwell-dc.gov.uk;David.Hughes@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Cassi.Perry@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; George.Reynolds@cherwell-dc.gov.uk;Les.Sibley@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Maurice.Billington@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Hugo.Brown@cherwell-dc.gov.uk;Colin.Clarke@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Ian.Corkin@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Simon.Holland@cherwell-dc.gov.uk;Cllr.Mike.KerfordByrnes@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Lynn.Pratt@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Barry.Richards@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Katherine.Tyson@cherwell-dc.gov.uk; Barry.Wood@cherwell-dc.gov.uk
- A planning QC has advised Chesterton PC that attendance at the meeting would show the strength of opposition and could make a real difference to waverers. In anticipation of a large turnout of objecting residents and PC reps, Cherwell District Council have booked additional car parking at Banbury Cricket Club whose entrance is almost opposite the entrance to the Bodicote offices on White Post Road. There will be someone directing cars at the entrance to the Cricket Club from 3.15pm on Thursday.
Parish Council supports revised Southside housing plan
Steeple Aston Parish Council has agreed to support an application to build ten homes on Southside opposite the entrance to Hill House. A revised proposal from the developer was considered by the council at its January meeting. The council was pleased to see that Rectory Homes had addressed the issues they had previously raised and now unanimously supported the application.
“Whatever is the outcome of the application, Rectory Homes should be given credit for listening and responding to local views – something that not all developers are prepared to do.”
However, not all villagers are happy with the proposals despite the recent changes. There are objections by three residents living close by who continue to be concerned about the proposed development. They are mainly worried about safety of pedestrians such as schoolchildren leaving the site, particularly in the morning and evening when drivers often have difficulty seeing because of low sun.
The planners are expected to make a decision on this application by 9th April. The revised application along with associated documents and comments by members of the public and others can be seen on Cherwell District Council’s website.