Your weekly round-up of local news for 14 – 20 August.
It’s been a long saga, but the Headington Heatpipe has been turned on.
Momentous day for #OUHEnergy #VItalEnergi as the Energy Link is switched on. Power & hot water at Churchill now comes from the JR. Seamless pic.twitter.com/ymbA6CSVu8
— OUH Estates (@OUH_Estates) August 10, 2017
However, the whole system is not yet fully operational; the CHP (combined heat and power) engine isn’t yet commissioned.
There’s work going on at the ex-pet shop on the corner of Stile Road (opposite the Co-op), but as yet no information about what will be there. On the other side of the road the promised “Grill House Opening Soon” seems to have been on hold for the past month or more.
The shop that was last Morrison’s is to be a branch of franchise operation Heavenly Desserts.
@LeonardoLoredan has been mounting a one-man twitter campaign pointing out continuous breaches of agreed working conditions by Frontier Estates and their contractors Winvic on the Beech House site, Latimer Road.
The Oxford Mail reports that Independent Councillor for Marston, Mick Haines, is raising concerns about sewage flooding from the Barton Park development once people start moving in to the new properties. Provision of foul drainage capacity is a matter for Thames Water, and was a ‘reserved matter’ in the original outline planning permission for what was then West Barton. A Foul Water Strategy was prepared and the East Area Planning Committee approved the corresponding Condition 26 on 11 February 2015. Whether Cllr Haines is crying wolf remains to be seen, but I think I can hear a bandwagon approaching.
Active posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week:
- Local Plan 2036
- Barton Park Prices
2 thoughts on “Headington Headlines #331”
It’s simply not true to say that @LeonardoLoredan has been fighting a “one-man campaign” in relation to the Beech House development. The resistance is much borader than that! Cheers.
Hi Jeff. I did say one-man *twitter* campaign, which I think is true – unless I missed others (always possible). @RuthWilk has picked it up and reported a couple of times:
.. but to little effect, it seems.
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