The site received Outline planning approval in September 2017. In accordance with the Outline consent, CALA is proposing 190 homes, a community building and commercial premises on the site. There will be the provision for public open space on the development for the community to enjoy and CALA will also be renovating the reservoir and mill stream.
CALA will include a 50% allocation of Affordable Homes to meet local housing need. There will also be additional financial contributions made to enhance local facilities and services.
A Reserved Matters application has now been lodged with Oxford City Council and will be determined in due course. If you would like to review the application or to comment upon it please follow this link; http://public.oxford.gov.uk/online-applications/ and type in the following reference; 18/00966/RES.
Archaeological investigations have now been undertaken on site, demolition of the existing buildings is expected to begin in mid-July 2018.
The opportunity to provide further comment on the use of the Community Building on the Wolvercote Paper Mill development was provided at Wolvercote’s Fun on the Green (Wolvercote and Wytham’s Midsummer Festival) on the 23rd June 2018, where information boards and a feedback box was provided for residents to review and provide suggestions for the use of the proposed new community building.
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Update January 2019
The s.278 (new entrance to the site) has now been laid out and the final kerb lines formed. Tarmac will now be laid to the entrance to the site, providing an area of hardstanding off the highways network to allow a wheel wash to be in operation from the 4th February. The steel skeleton of the community building has now been erected and ground works within the site will continue and underground services are currently being laid.