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CONSULTATION – Milton Hill_Potash Lane (Milton, Abingdon) Proposed 30mph Speed Limit & Traffic Calming

RE:CONSULTATION – Milton Hill/Potash Lane (Milton, Abingdon) Proposed 30mph Speed Limit & Traffic Calming

Following an earlier consultation carried out in July/August 2018 (for details click here) regarding the proposals to introduce to introduce a 30mph speed limit & various traffic calming features on Milton Hill/Potash Lane in Milton, Oxfordshire County Council is now re-consulting on the proposals due to the expiration of the 2-year period within which the original proposals needed to be implemented. Specifically the proposals comprise of the following (which haven't changed from when first advertised): a) introduce a 30mph speed limit on Milton Hill (not including the A4130) replacing the existing unrestricted 60mph speed limit, and b) to construct various traffic calming features, including; speed cushions, a raised table and road narrowing points. The proposals are being put forward for safety reasons due to the adjacent development of land for residential purposes. More »

In light of this, please find the following consultation documents attached:

  • Public Notice,
  • Statement of Reasons,
  • Consultation Plan,
  • Draft Traffic Regulation Order(s).

Further details on the reasoning behind the introduction of these measures can be found in the attached 'Statement of Reasons'. The proposed Traffic Regulation Orders are also scheduled to be advertised in the Oxfordshire Herald Series newspaper, today Wednesday 23rd September 2020, with details also available to view on the Councils consultation pages at the address below:


As stated on the notice, any objections or other representations on the proposal should be submitted by Friday 23rd October 2020.

To report a problem: Web: https://fixmystreet.oxfordshire.gov.uk
For general Highway enquiries: Tel: 0345 310 1111 » Less

Posted: Wed, 23 Sep 2020 11:52 by Joanne Myers

Emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan: Proposed Main Modifications Consultation

Emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan: Proposed Main Modifications Consultation

As you may be aware, the emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan is at Examination stage. Following recent examination hearings, the Inspector has asked the council to prepare a 'Schedule of Proposed Main Modifications' to the plan.

The schedule reflects the modifications that are considered necessary by the Inspector to make the plan 'sound' before it can move to the adoption stage. These are the only significant changes that can be made to the plan now. More »

We are carrying out a six-week consultation on the Proposed Main Modifications and are asking for comments. There is no need to resubmit comments (representations) made at the Local Plan submission stage or in matters statements as your comments have already been considered as part of the Examination.

The Proposed Main Modifications consultation runs from 21 September until midnight on 2 November 2020.

How to view the consultation documents and take part
To view the Proposed Main Modification documents please visit our website.

The consultation documents are also available at the public locations listed below. Before travelling, please check their opening times and check any Covid-19 and social distancing arrangements they have in place. Note that the availability of these documents at these locations might change in response to the ongoing pandemic.

  • Public libraries in South Oxfordshire – for opening hours search 'libraries' here
  • Chalgrove Post Office
  • Culham Parish Council (contact Cllr Casey-Rerhaye to arrange viewing documents: Sam.Casey-Rerhaye@southoxon.gov.uk or 01235 799489)

The consultation documents are also available at the district council offices on Milton Park on an appointment-only basis as the offices are currently closed to the public. Please contact us on 01235 422600 or email planning.policy@southoxon.gov.uk to book an appointment or if you need support to access the consultation materials.

How to take part in the consultation
To give your views on the Emerging South Oxfordshire Local Plan: Proposed Main Modifications Consultation we encourage you to use the online survey available from this link https://survey.southandvale.gov.uk/s/SouthLocalPlanMainMods/?m=48365677nnqza

This link is uniquely tied to this survey and to your email address. If you would like to forward this message to any interested parties please refer them to our website where there is a public link to the survey.

Responses can also be made:

  • via email, completing a comment form (available from our website) and emailing it to planning.policy@whitehorsedc.gov.uk, or
  • via post, completing a comment form (available from our website) and posting it to SOUTH AND VALE CONSULTATIONS (no stamp is needed and no further address is needed).

Next steps
After the consultation ends, a copy of your response will be published on our website and sent to the Planning Inspector to consider. The Inspector will consider all the comments submitted before finalising his examination report recommending whether the Local Plan is 'sound' or whether it can be made 'sound' with modifications. Further public hearing sessions will not usually be held following the Main Modifications consultation, unless the Inspector considers them essential. The Inspector's Report will be published on the council's website in due course.

Data protection
Your name, contact details and comments will be shared with the Planning Inspector and a Programme Officer, who acts as a point of contact between the Council, Inspector and respondents. This means that you may be contacted by the Programme Officer or the Council with updates and in relation to any necessary consultations on the Local Plan. This is in accordance with Regulation 19 and 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, Regulation 13 of The Environmental Assessment of Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 and Regulation 102 of The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2017.

We have received assurance that the data passed to the Planning Inspector and Programme Officer will be kept securely and not used for any other purpose. The Inspector and Programme Officer will retain the data up to six months after the plan has been adopted.

Comments submitted by individuals will be published on our website, alongside their name. No other contact details will be published. Comments submitted by businesses and/or organisations will be published, including contact details. Please refer to our Privacy Notice regarding how your personal data is used for this consultation. If you would like to know more about the council's data protection registration or to find out about your personal data, please visit our website.

If you have any queries relating to this consultation, or require it in an alternative format, please email haveyoursay@southoxon.gov.uk or call 01235 422425.

If you know anyone you think would be interested in this consultation, who does not have access to the internet or needs support to access the consultation materials, we would appreciate your help in telling them about it. Please ask them to call us on 01235 422600 or email planning.policy@southoxon.gov.uk and our team will be happy to help.

Yours sincerely

Adrian Duffield
Head of Planning
South Oxfordshire District Council » Less

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 11:36 by Joanne Myers

Oxford science and ideas Festival goes digital

Oxford science and ideas Festival goes digital

A recommendation from us!

Are you staying home this October? There's a free science and ideas festival that's online and open to anyone. Over 100 educational events 1— 31 October 2020 for people of all backgrounds explore technology, art, science and society using dance, theatre discussions, film clubs, hands-on activities and more.

Search, browse and filter to find your Festival favourites on: if-oxford.com More »

Families, teenagers and adults can connect from anywhere in the world to fuse the digital with physical and meet teams of scientists working on everything from the inner workings of the brain to the outer limits of space. One of the larger events Explorazone Digital is a full day of interactive experiments, games, demos and talks — register your place at Explorazone Digital now.

In these times of social distancing, IF Oxford has found ways to bring great ideas and activities to people during the pandemic, going beyond online activity. We co-produced a magazine in association with OX Magazine, which has been distributed to over 20,000 homes across Oxford — you can read it online or request a copy to be posted to you. We've also got a special Curiosity Box crammed with equipment and materials for experiments that bring Explorazone Digital into the physical world.

For the foodie, there's gin, apple, chocolate and coffee tasting online (with recommended samples or choose your own) and there's free dental kits (disclosing tablets and some dental hygiene tools) with Engineering a Great Smile.

Book your place at if-oxford.com or catch up with #IFOx2020 on twitter.com/oxford_if, instagram.com/oxford_if and facebook.com/Oxford.IF.

Join from home and connect with science and ideas this October. » Less

Posted: Tue, 22 Sep 2020 10:57 by Joanne Myers