Stonesfield ~ Oxfordshire
Historic Cotswold Village

Sustainable Stonesfield

Housing developments update - deadline tomorrow 21 December

We had been expecting the WODC Uplands Planning Committee to hear the three major Stonesfield applications in December. However, all three applications have been delayed. Sadly, this isn’t as good as it sounds.

In May, Empire Homes submitted an application for 16 houses west of North Farm, on Farley Lane. They have withdrawn this application because WODC said it would not be approved without including affordable housing. Empire Homes had hoped to avoid this requirement by giving land to the village playing field.

Empire Homes have submitted a revised outline planning application for 34 houses, more than double the original plan, and no land to the village.

Nearly 70 residents wrote letters objecting to building 16 houses, citing concerns about traffic on Farley Lane and through the village, developing on a greenfield site in the AONB, and the stress put on village infrastructure.

We hope that you’ll write again objecting to this inappropriate housing development. The application can be seen on WODC’s planning website at: https://publicaccess.westoxon.gov.uk/online-applic...

Search for planning application ref number: 17/03393/OUT.

This downloadable document lists what we believe are the main reasons for objecting to the North Farm development. You can choose what you think are the most important issues to put in your letter, or copy and paste them all. If you can write your own letters using the information we have given for reference, but in your own words, so much the better. You may have other very valid reasons to object too.

objecting to the North Farm development

Letters can also be emailed to: planning@westoxon.gov.uk or be posted or hand delivered.

The deadline for receiving comments is 21 December

Two developments:

CALA withdrew their application from the December meeting to enable them to amend the plans. We will write to you as soon as the amended plans are available and undoubtedly we’ll be asking you to comment/object. However, we do not expect them to reduce the number

We have no news about the Pye Phase 2 development other than it wasn’t included in the December planning committee agenda. We have no reason to hope that they have made significant changes.

Finally a note for your diary: SuSto will hold a public meeting to review what has happened in 2017 and to look ahead to 2018 – Stonesfield Village Hall 15 January 2018 at 7.30pm.

Thank you for your support.

Richard Morris, Sustainable Stonesfield

North Farm development objection letter