Your weekly round-up of local news for 27 November – 3 December.
Cllr Alex Hollingsworth posted an update on cycle parking provision at Westgate. I’ve copied it here.
The latest planning application for 29 Old High Street was refused.
The planning application (ref: 17/02010/FUL) to build a Neuroscience Research Building at the JR goes to East Area Planning Committee next Wednesday with a recommendation to approve. The new 3-storey building will be tucked away at the back of the site next to Headington Cemetery.
And with thanks to Headington Action, Headington’s Christmas lights were switched on on Friday to the accompaniment of carols, mince pies and general seasonal cheer.
To mark National Tree Week last week Lord Mayor Jean Fooks planted the Friends of Headington Hill Park’s first tree on Saturday.
In an exciting match played in good spirit, @OxCityFC lost their 2nd round FA Cup tie 3-2 against Notts County on Saturday. The winning goal was scored in added time in the very last moments of the game.
The Headington branch of NatWest Bank is not one of the ones listed for closure in the bank’s latest round of cuts to face-to-face services. The full list is here; Oxfordshire is under ‘Midlands and East’.
From today (Monday 9 October) patients using the Manor Surgery car park must register their car at reception when they attend for an appointment.
The Barton Park developers have submitted their plans for a controlled parking zone (CPZ) in Barton Park. The documents are on the council website under reference 15/03642/CND. There are two drawings, both of them of such poor quality that they don’t convey much information; I tried and failed to understand what they are supposed to show. But as this is all discharging a condition on the original planning application, and acceptance will be a delegated decision (read ‘tick the box’ and ‘rubber stamp’), and there doesn’t seem to be any consultation either, whatever the plans are supposed to show will no doubt be what happens. Or perhaps not, because nobody will know either way.
The Oxford half-marathon came to Marston again on Sunday, accompanied by the now usual complaints about non-consultation and no warning about road closures.
I checked to see if you can get safely into Barton Park and the marketing suite for the new homes if you want to go on foot or by bike. I’m glad to say you can!