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Newsletter 11 September 2018

The children are back at school and the road congestion is back to normal so let\'s see what has been happening over the last few weeks.

  1. New Planning Applications:
    1. Crab Hill:
      The next Crab Hill forum takes place later this week and we will be raising the dust levels in Charlton with the developers. There is an application in for the next phase of development. This is for 82 homes just north of the A417 and east of the new road junction. The developer is Hayfield Homes who are currently building at Southmoor.  Application reference P18/V2227/RM 
    2. Park Farm East Challow:
      The Developer who has planning consent for 88 homes on this site has obviously decided that they can squeeze more homes into the site and have applied for 87 homes on about 3/4 of the total site leaving the 27 homes to the West of the site as approved. This means that they will fit 114 homes on this site if this is approved. So if you live in this area and have any comments - now is the time to submit them. Application reference P18/V2049/FUL 
    3. Deans Farm West Hanney:
      Yet another farm in West Hanney is being turning into a small development. The Farm and outbuildings are proposed to become 8 homes in total.  Application reference P18/V2047/FUL 
    4. Grove Airfield:
      Persimmon are attempting to discharge planning conditions and have updated the open space plan, the phasing plan and the housing delivery plan. Application reference P17/V3083/DIS
  2. Planning Committee 22 August
    The committee approved P17/V2973/RM for 45 houses on Land North of Summertown East Hanney. The other applications have not been withdrawn but planning conditions are being discharged.
  3. Local Plan Part 2 Examination
    The last part of the examination has now taken place. There was much discussion about the plan for 1,000 more homes in an \"Innovation Village\" at Harwell, 400 more homes in North Grove and where the replacement Grove Station might be built. No discussion about public parking in settlements, air quality or cycleways around this area. We await the report from the Inspector but it will probably be November.
  4. Wantage Town Council Health Committee
    The next Health Committee is on Thursday so we\'ll find out if the Town Council has taken any action.
  5. Save Wantage Hospital
    Please don\'t forget to write to the Chairmen of these two bodies and tell them what you think should happen to the Hospital
    - (Cllr Fatemian, County Hall, New Road, Oxford OX1 1ND - arash.fatemian@oxfordshire.gov.uk )
    - (Dr Collison, Chairman, OCCG, Jubilee House, Oxford, OX4 2LH - kiren.collison@oxfordshireccg.nhs.uk)
    Also the Save Wantage Hospital Group will be providing a coach to take people to the HOSC (Oxfordshire Health, Overview & Scrutiny Committee( meeting and will leave Wantage at 8.45 and pick up in Grove at 9.00 on 20th Sept. there are still seats available. If you want a seat on the coach then please contact the Save Wantage Hospital Group by email at info@savewantagehospital.org to reserve a seat.
    They will be also taking a number of cars to the OCCG (Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group) Annual Public Meeting on 27th Sept at 6pm in Jubilee House, Oxford, OX4 2LH and seats can also be booked in the cars by using the same email address info@savewantagehospital.org. Seats on both trips will be allocated on a first come basis.
  6. 38 Bus
    The new bus service is winding it\'s way around Charlton and seems to have passengers. It is a trial service so use it or lose it!
  7. Road works
    - Mill Street will be closed next weekend (15-16th) for sewer cleaning
    - Grove street will have works between Mill Street and Kings Walk from 14-18th September
    - Stop-Go boards will be on Seesen Way and Grove Street on 18th September so take care.
    - Cane Lane from the junction of Denchworth Road to junction of Brereton Drive, gas works continue until 21 September
    - Hanney Michaelmas Fayre will take place on 22 September and will cause some road closures
    - There will be traffic lights and roadworks on Hanney Road between Hanney and Steventon from 23 September -5 October 
    - BT works outside La Fontana will mean traffic lights on the A338 on 25-27th September
    - Traffic lights could continue on Abingdon Road in Steventon until 28 September
    - Slightly further afield: Sutton Courtenay Lane (between Sutton Courtenay High Street and Milton Park) will be closed until 16 November.

That\'s enough for now. Thanks for reading

Best wishes
Julie Mabberley

Campaign Manager
Wantage and Grove Campaign Group

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