Headington Headlines #116

Here’s my weekly round-up of local news for 10 – 16 June.

Morrisons has submitted a planning application for a new shop front at ex-Blockbusters.

As expected, the East Area Planning Committee rejected Martin Young’s latest planning application for 29 Old High Street. Also not unexpected, Mr young is going to appeal.

A blue plaque commemorating Oliver Cromwell signing the Treaty for the surrender of Oxford in 1646 was unveiled at Cromwell House, Old Marston, on Sunday.

An outline planning application for the Barton West development (Ref: 13/01383/OUT) has been submitted to the Council. There are 66 documents to read on the website so let’s hope there will be some more accessible way for the public to understand the proposals.

Signs have gone up along the ‘North-east Quiet Route‘ from Headington roundabout to the start of the Cherwell meadows in Marston.

Active topics on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:

  • Crown and Thistle
  • Plans for resurfacing of London Road between Bury Knowle and Green Road roundabout
  • Noise in Quarry
  • Redevelopment of Northway
  • Black Boy pub
  • Headington bike hire scheme
  • Interesting side effect of the road works at Wheatley
  • Planning changes – how will they impact on our shops?
  • Headington cycling signs
I try to cover news from the OX3 postcode in Headington and out as far as Barton, Sandhills and Risinghurst (see map). To feed into next week’s summary you can comment on this article, or tweet either with the hashtag #ox3 or @mentioning @TonyOX3.