West Way Community Concern


Read media coverage about the development on our newsroom page.

NEW ! Mace Community Consultation

Mace will be holding a number of Community Workshops during October.

Community workshop with managers of Botley’s community spaces – Thursday 8 October
Community workshop with elected representatives – Thursday 15 October
Community workshop with family and young people representatives – Friday 16 October
Community workshop with the Botley business community representatives -Friday 16 October
Community workshop with young professional representatives – Monday 19 October
Community workshop with resident representatives – Tuesday 20 October

See Mace’s notice about the workshops here and read more about Mace’s consultation here. See also Mace’s Consultation website.

Vale consultation for the Supplementary Planning Document

The consultation closed at 4.30pm on 25 September 2015.

NEW! Key Dates: The SPD will be considered by the Vale Scrutiny Committee on 22nd October, at the Vale’s offices in Milton Park, at 7:30pm.The public may attend this meeting and ask questions. See the Vale’s website for details.

The Vale Cabinet will consider the SPD on 30th October.

The West Way Development Survey – report of results June 2015

The survey was conducted by West Way Community Concern (WWCC) from 17th April to 25th May 2015. It updates and adds to the evidence base from previous surveys of local residents regarding potential development of Botley’s local shopping centre, including Vale of White Horse District Council public consultation in 2012 (210 responses), Doric Properties’ first public exhibition Feb-Mar 2013 (616 responses), and WWCC’s first survey Apr-May 2013 (727 responses). This latest survey received 1400 responses.

The report can be downloaded here and results will be presented at a Public Meeting at St Peter and St Paul Church at 7pm on Monday 22nd June, all welcome. Agenda will be posted here shortly.

A Vision for Botley and West Way

This vision is about what we want to see in Botley in the future. It’s not about what will be built – it’s about HOW we would like it to be and to work.

Our vision for Botley is:

We will want to see the new local centre as:

A good place to meet

Good venues and spaces offer inspiration, entertainment, learning, work, play and community activities for all.

 A good place to do business

An easily accessible location with a full range of local services makes Botley the place for smart businesses looking to work with Oxfordshire’s knowledge-based economy, and an attractive alternative to central Oxford.

A good place to shop and eat

Botley offers diverse shopping from the basic to the unique, and includes cafes, restaurants and a market.

A good place to live, grow up and grow old

Along with a good mix of community facilities Botley has homes for people at all stages of their lives and that they can afford.

A safe and attractive place

The centre of Botley is a place where you would be happy to be at any time of day or night. The design is in keeping with local character.

Read more here.

Please share this with your friends.  It may seem optimistic, but we should be aiming to get what we want! 


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