West Way Community Concern


Vale consultation for the Supplementary Planning Document

The Planning Documents are available on the Vale’s SPD site: click here. Paper copy is also available in our shop at 5 Elms Parade.

The consultation closes at 4.30pm on 25 September 2015.  

Initial reaction from WWCC

‘We are encouraged that this draft document has used the key points from our own vision for our community, but this is a missed opportunity to ensure that this vision is delivered.

Some of the uses suggested are inappropriate and not about meeting local needs and aspirations.

As it stands, this does not provide adequate guidance to ensure that the development is of the highest quality.’

See full press release here and our latest newsletter here.

Vale’s exhibition events

The Vale will be holding two exhibition events where you can talk to members of Vale staff and ask any questions you might have.

These will be held at Unit 24, West Way Shopping Centre, Chapel Way (adjacent to Cooperative Travel), Botley on the following dates:

  • 3 September, 6.30pm – 8.30pm
  • 5 September, 10.00am – Midday.

Other news:

Don’t forget your T-shirt!

Visit our Summer 2015 page to see where our “I Love Botley” T-shirts have got to so far this summer. Then send us your photos. T-shirts are available in adult and child sizes from our shop at 5 Elms Parade.

Press coverage of FOI results:

30th July: Oxford Mail

Nicola Blackwood MP speaks up for Botley at West Way presentation

West Way Development Survey report and presentation slides.  A Vision for Botley and West Way.

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.

This came from two events on ‘what Botley wants’ back in January with around 250 people. The report on that is here.  We then ran a workshop in May that cut that down to five key points and a sentence about each. You can download the vision here or read below.

Vision for Botley and West Way

A Vision for Botley and West Way

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



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