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Newsletter 3 July 2019

Firstly there is a new application for 220 homes at Grove Wick Farm, Station Road, Grove. This outline application is part of the Monks Farm allocation between Grove and the railway and is for the patch to the west of Williams F1.
Local Plan Part 1 specified that the whole Monk's Farm area should have around 885 homes and circa 6 ha of employment land, subject to masterplanning. There is no increase in employment in any of the applications so far but plans for nearly 1000 new homes and there isn't much land left so we're not sure where the employment land will be. Once again we seem to be getting homes but not jobs.
The outline planning application for up to 400 dwellings just to the south and west of Grove Wick Farm and an extension to the Grove CE primary school was recommended for approval on 10 July 2018 but the agreement with the developers has not yet been signed. At the planning meeting last July when it was discussed, Network Rail objected to the development because of the proximity to the level crossings on the footpath and byway and asked for the developers to pay for additional safety measures but these were ignored by the planning committee. We would expect them to do the same with this new application.

Now road news:

  • On the A338 the Station Road/ Main Street traffic lights will be in place until 12 July and then again from 24 August to 30 September. There could be stop/go boards in the remainder of July and August.
  • The A417 Faringdon Road (from Baulking Lane to Stanford in the Vale) will be closed tomorrow and Friday while Thames Water replace sewer covers
  • Also the A417 in East Hendred will have more traffic lights from 4th to 17th July for BT works
  • The A34 will be closed overnight from Marcham to North Abingdon on 8-12 July
  • Ickleton Road will be closed overnight of 15/16 July between Ham Road and King Alfreds
  • In East Hanney there could be traffic lights on the corner of Mill Orchard and Main Street from 8th to 10th July and Summertown will be closed 14-19 July
  • Abingdon Road, Steventon will have traffic lights from 9-11 July
  • Roads in Ladygrove will be closed for the Didcot 5 mile run on the morning of 7th July
  • The B4493 from the Greenwood Way traffic lights on the edge of Didcot will be closed from 13 -17 July
  • Charney Road (north of Charney Bassett) will remain closed until 4 August
  • Cooperage Road from Farnborough to West Ilsley from 9-12 July
  • Roadworks at the A34/M4 junction will continue to 29 July.

If you want to look at road news yourself then go to www.roadworks.org

Thanks for reading.

Best wishes
Julie Mabberley

Campaign Manager
Wantage and Grove Campaign Group
www.wantageandgrove.org 


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