Headington Headlines #411

Your weekly round-up of local news for 25 – 31 March.

The City’s Local Plan 2036 has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate. Modifications following the consultation at the end of last year include recognition that water and sewerage networks are operating at or close to capacity in many places. There’s more information in this earlier post.

The OU Hospitals Trust is once again talking about using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology to help with parking problems at the JR and Churchill. This has been on and off for several years so we must wait and see if anything comes of it this time.

The work which we have been expecting for the last couple of weeks to make a surfaced path on Cuckoo Lane finally started on Friday. It’s started at the Pullen’s Lane end.

Is any publicity good publicity? A man who drove away from the Ampleforth Arms @TheAmpleforth in Risinghurst after drinking four pints of lager, crashed into a parked car and ran off home was picked up by police later. He couldn’t be prosecuted for drink driving because he’d drunk another four pints and more before police arrived at his house. He was found guilty of other related offences and has been remanded on bail for reports before sentencing.

There were no new posts on the Headington & Marston e-democracy forum this week.