Stonesfield ~ Oxfordshire
Historic Cotswold Village

Sustainable Stonesfield

CALAmity avoided - no such luck!

Over 200 people objected to the original CALA Homes development of 68 houses north of Woodstock Road.

CALA Homes have amended the designs for all 68 houses on the Woodstock Road site.  We are asking you to comment or object again because there are no material changes to the original plan and no effort to address the concerns we all expressed.   They have just been tinkering around the edges.

In particular we want to ensure that our original comments and objections are carried over to this revised application.  So the minimum that should be done is to inform WODC that you want all the comments you raised against the original application is be read in conjunction with the amended application, because your concerns have not been addressed.

To comment on specific aspects of the revised application Sustainable Stonesfield has reviewed it and created a model letter  that you can copy and paste into the WODC planning portal. This is an opportunity to make new points against the development. 

And course, if you can write your own letter of objection, using your own words, so much the better.

WODC must receive your comment or objection by Thursday 28 September.

How to comment or object

You can comment or object in several ways, so please choose the option you feel most comfortable with.

The reference number for the revised application is :01670/FUL and should be quoted on all correspondence.

1. You can write a letter to West Oxfordshire District Council and:

post it to Head of Planning and Sustainable Communities, West Oxfordshire District Council, Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney OX28 1PB or

email it to:

hand deliver it to West Oxfordshire District Council at any of the following addresses:

- Elmfield, New Yatt Road, Witney OX28 1PB

- Woodgreen - Council Offices, New Yatt Road, Witney, OX28 1NB

- Town Centre Shop - 3 Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JH or

2. Use the West Oxfordshire online Public Access system via this link

In the SEARCH box type the reference number:01670/FUL

Click on the COMMENTS tab, fill in your details, and then write or paste into the Your Comments box.

WODC must receive your comment or objection by Thursday 28 September.

What shall I say?

In the 'Reference Documents' section of this web site we have provided a model letter  which could be used.  It can be copied and pasted directly into the ‘Your Comment’ box on the West Oxfordshire Planning web site ‘Make a Comment’ page, as it falls within the 6000 character limit.

Within the model letter we have listed all of the relevant reasons to comment or object upon. You can use the model letter in its entirety or edit it to fit the issues which concern you. If you prefer to use your own words these documents might help you do that.

Please forward this email to friends and neighbours and get them to comment and object too.

Thank you for your support.

Richard Morris, Sustainable Stonesfield