New Master Plan – 2017 to 2031

Dorchester Living launched their new master plan for Heyford Park on 3rd October 2017 and has also subsequently held 3 community engagement events.  They plan to submit the master plan to Cherwell Council early in 2018.

This plan is different to the mid cherwell neighbourhood plan previously communicated (this is a x11 parish community created plan to influence development across the mid cherwell area)

Overall feeling from the community has been positive and it certainly shows a vision for the area which aims to utilise space previously closed off to the public.  Your residents association cross checked the community ‘wish list’ from our community engagement sessions in the last 2 Years and we feel they’ve done a great job listening to the community and other bodies.  We feel that opening the base and using some of its green space and making something of the heritage aspect is a great win for all.
Headlines:
• 500 additional spaces at expanded school
• 2500 sq feet more retail space
• Health hub
• 60 extra care units
• Community Centre and separate youth facility
• Larger sports village
• 480 affordable homes
• Transport – 20 min buses to bicester and all stations, bus to Heyford station
• Chilgrove drive development to remove all hgv traffic off of camp road
• 10k perimeter walk, more connectivity to local villages and the heritage areas
• Good access to Portway and Aves Ditch
• Allotments/Community Orchard tbc
• huge volume of road junction and village road calming commitments

SEE VISUALS HERE : HP Masterplan Maps October 2017 b

Oxfordshire’s latest neighbourhood plan – for the Mid-Cherwell area – has been launched after three years of preparation

Oxfordshire’s latest neighbourhood plan – for the Mid-Cherwell area – has been launched after three years of preparation.

Unique in the UK because of its scale, the Mid-Cherwell area comprises eleven rural parishes in the Cherwell District of North Oxfordshire. At the heart of the neighbourhood area is the former RAF Upper Heyford airbase, now a strategic development site called Heyford Park, whose developer is also involved in the plan. It was this development that was the stimulus for many surrounding villages to get together to create a statutory plan covering the wider area for the next 15 years.

The hard work of the Forum, the body leading the plan and representing all the participating communities, has now resulted in a list of policies concerning traffic, housing development, and community infrastructure – including the proposed designation of 29 “Local Green Spaces”.

The documents can be viewed online at Mid-Cherwell’s website www.info@mid-cherwell.org.uk and a handful of summary hard copies have been left at the shop in the community centre.

Responses are invited from any interested parties, but especially residents and businesses in the area itself.  The pre-submission consultation period starting on Monday, August 7th 2017 lasts for six weeks to Tuesday, September 19th 2017.

Following a review of all the responses, a final version of the plan will be submitted to Cherwell District Council before the end of the year. The plan will then be subject to independent examination and a referendum before becoming part of the statutory development plan for the area.

Contact Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan Forum at http://www.mid-cherwell.org.uk/contact/

The members of the Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan Forum are:
Ardley with Fewcott Parish Council (lead parish)
Duns Tew Parish Council
Fritwell Parish Council
Kirtlington Parish Council
Lower Heyford Parish Council
Middle Aston Parish Meeting
Middleton Stoney Parish Council
North Aston Parish Meeting
Somerton Parish Council
Steeple Aston Parish Council
Upper Heyford Parish Council
The Dorchester Group (associate member)
Heyford Park Residents Association (associate member)

Play parks

Public open space and play parks has certainly been an ongoing topic of conversation and request from the residents at Heyford Park.  

It is therefore great to see that the play park by Bovis phase 1 will soon be open and we have today (20th Feb) been told that another new play park located on the green at the top of Soden Road has had its planning application approved and the equipment has now been ordered, date of opening to be confirmed.

See a plan for the play park Click Here

 

Statement from Dorchester:

Dorchester are under way procuring an exciting new play park which will be located on the green at the top of Soden Road. The park will feature a large Albatros Plane climbing frame, alongside a log fort, nest swing, honeycomb rotating basket and monkey bars. New trees, landscaping, benches and bins will also be provided. Together the equipment will provide a range of play opportunities, with a particular focus on encouraging imaginative play and providing opportunity for social interaction.  This play area is a LEAP (a Locally Equipped Area for Play) and is designed for children who are beginning to go out and play independently.

This is the first of a range of various sized play areas which will be provided at Heyford Park, there will be both larger neighbourhood play areas and smaller local play areas provided.

 We look forward to welcoming the residents of Heyford Park to the new play area during the Spring and will provide an update on the opening date once works have progressed further.

 If you have any queries please do get in touch at consultation@dorchestergrp.com

25A Bus Reprieve

The 25A service WILL continue but with some changes from 24th July 2016 to the route and times. It will still be hourly during the day. The late buses on Fri and Sat will not run. Once we have the new timetable we will post it on the Public Transport page of this website.