Development Up To You

Oxford City Council have been telling Heart they want to hear from people about what they want built in the city over the next 15 years.

The development could be for housing, shops, student accommodation, and offices over the next 15 years.

Oxford City Council are holding five drop-in sessions where residents are being invited to speak to planning officers, look at maps and make comments about sites near them.

Councillor Colin Cook, Board Member for City Development, says:

"This is the very first stage for the public to be involved in consultation and we want to hear their views. We haven’t made any decisions about these bits of land so we want to hear what the public thinks about them. Some of the sites may never be used for development. The sites came to our attention after we asked landowners to submit their ideas for land to be developed. The majority of the sites put forward have already been developed."

Some landowners are seeking to modernise their sites and add new buildings while other landowners are looking at redeveloping their sites for alternative uses like John Radcliffe Hospital, Cowley Marsh depot in Marsh Lane and Dorset House, London Road.

The drop-in sessions take place on:
Wednesday 24 November – 4.30pm – 7.30pm East Oxford Community Centre, Princes Street
Friday 26 November - 4.30pm – 7.30pm Summertown Community Centre, Diamond Place
Saturday 27 November – 10am – 12 noon Jubliee Hall, Sorrell Road, Blackbird Leys
Tuesday 30 November – 4.30pm – 7.30pm Headington Baptist Church, 78 Old High Street
Saturday 4 December – 10am – 12 noon Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, St Ebbe’s Street