Headington Headlines #247

A happy New Year to all readers! Here is your weekly round-up of local news for 28 December – 3 January.

First, a round-up of latest developments on the Hospital Energy Project:

There’s some good news for residents affected by the Hospital Energy Project road closures. As discussed at the recent liaison meeting, the Trust has now confirmed that people can apply for up to 25 free visitors’ parking permits for their own parking zone or a neighbouring one. Details on the Trust website.

For those of you interested in the legality or otherwise of the County Council giving permission for the road closures needed to lay the heatpipe, their Chief Legal Officer’s position statement is given in full on the Headington LibDem Councillors’ website. I’ve posted some short quotes here.

The County Council’s website now has a page about the project.

This twitter conversation reflects a strong strand of local opinion (click the image to see it all).

Remember, the first road closure starts today: All Saints’ Road between Latimer Road and Stapleton Road junctions.

All my posts about the project are under the ‘Energy Project’ tab in the main menu, and there’s a page of links and contact details here.

In other news, a planning application (ref: 15/03642/RES) under Reserved Matters has been submitted covering the layout, scale, appearance and landscaping of the first phase of @BartonPark_.

The planning application for the improvement to the Manor Surgery car park is online (ref: 15/03694/FUL).

The shisha bar planning application (mentioned in HH 240) has been refused.

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

  • Disruption
  • £12.m transport improvements for Headington: exhibitions and consultation
  • Barton Park development
  • Allotments free at Pullens Lane
  • Grit?