West Way Community Concern


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Latest: Mace will present a public exhibition of its plans for the redevelopment of West Way on:

Monday 7th December, between 1pm and 8pm

Tuesday 8th December, between 2pm and 8pm

at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, West Way, Botley

Oxford Mail: 21st Nov: Mace will rethink plans for a multi-screen cinema and could build more family housing following meetings with residents. Mace will present a public exhibition of its revised proposals early next month. Read more here

Latest: New consultation on Supplementary Planning Document – closing date 18th December (5pm)

The Vale have now posted an amended version of the SPD on their website. Click here to view it.

More information, and links to all the supporting documents, including the Sustainability Appraisal and a marked up copy showing the changes are available on their website here.

How to comment

You can comment by downloading and filling in a form available on the Vale’s site and emailing or posting it to the Vale at the addresses given in the Contact Us section of  the Vale’s webpage. You’ll be able to comment online from next week.

The supplementary planning document will then be considered at the following meetings:

  • Scrutiny Committee on Thursday 14 January 2016 at 7pm
  • Cabinet on Friday 15 January 2016 at 10am

Both meetings will be open to the public and will take place in Meeting Room 1 (the room off the reception area) at the council’s offices: 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB.  If you wish to register to speak at these either of these meetings, please email: democratic.services@southandvale.gov.uk by 10am on Thursday 14 January 2016. 

Recent background

On Friday, 30 October 2015, the Vale Cabinet decided to defer the decision on the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), while they considereded the lawfulness of the document. 

See more information about the Supplementary Planning Document here.

WWCC AGM – 30th November, 7:30pm, at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, West Way, Botley

Draft agenda.

Five officer roles are now open for nomination, some of the existing officers will be standing and we encourage further nominations. The officer positions are Secretary, Treasurer and up to 3 co-chairs. You can download the nomination form.

Mace Community Consultation

Read about Mace’s consultation here. See also Mace’s Consultation website.

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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