Oxford City Council to press ahead with college talks on proposed Grenoble Road development

Council to press ahead with college talks on proposed Grenoble Road development

Council to press ahead with college talks on proposed Grenoble Road development

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COUNCILLORS last night agreed to start discussions with a college over major development in the Green Belt south-east of Oxford.

Oxford City Council has long-held ambitions to develop the land south of Grenoble Road which it owns, together with Magdalen College. But the site, which could accommodate up to 4,000 homes, sits in the Green Belt and in South Oxfordshire.

The city council’s executive board last night agreed to start discussions with the college about forming a partnership to bring the development forward.

David Edward, the council’s executive director for regeneration and housing, said: “Recent discussions have confirmed in principle that the partners wish to progress an urban extension in this area.

"The partners now propose to develop a formal agreement which would share the costs, risks, financial benefits and set out a programme.”

South Oxfordshire District Council is currently updating its local plan following a housing study which found that the district needs 15,500 homes by 2031 – with Oxford needing 28,000 by the same year.

The city council hopes to make a submission to SODC’s local plan which will allow the scheme to go ahead.

The site, mostly owned by Magdalen College, could be used for an extension of Oxford Science Park which the college owns.

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12:14pm Fri 4 Jul 14

HomerSimpsonDoh says...

And where is all the traffic going to go? It's already queued from Grenoble Road to Tescos roundabout at peak times now????
And where is all the traffic going to go? It's already queued from Grenoble Road to Tescos roundabout at peak times now???? HomerSimpsonDoh
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4:33pm Fri 4 Jul 14

EMBOX2 says...

HomerSimpsonDoh wrote:
And where is all the traffic going to go? It's already queued from Grenoble Road to Tescos roundabout at peak times now????
That is someone else's problem; namely the County Council.

Buck, passed.
[quote][p][bold]HomerSimpsonDoh[/bold] wrote: And where is all the traffic going to go? It's already queued from Grenoble Road to Tescos roundabout at peak times now????[/p][/quote]That is someone else's problem; namely the County Council. Buck, passed. EMBOX2
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9:03pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Jameslouis says...

I think the Oxford city council have got ahead of itself as they do not own the land, South Oxford shire District Council own the land.

I will be making an appeal to the high court to stop the Oxford city council from building on Green Belt Land, the law is here to protect us from corrupt Oxford city councils and suspicious deals with universities.

The appeal will be applied for next week
I think the Oxford city council have got ahead of itself as they do not own the land, South Oxford shire District Council own the land. I will be making an appeal to the high court to stop the Oxford city council from building on Green Belt Land, the law is here to protect us from corrupt Oxford city councils and suspicious deals with universities. The appeal will be applied for next week Jameslouis
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9:13pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Jameslouis says...

With regards the appeal against the council, wanting to build on Green belt from what I understand once the appeal is lodged work cannot begin or continue while the appeal is being heard this could take quite a long time as the waiting time for appeals is two years, then if that fails there is the supreme I will stop this corrupt council by using the law
With regards the appeal against the council, wanting to build on Green belt from what I understand once the appeal is lodged work cannot begin or continue while the appeal is being heard this could take quite a long time as the waiting time for appeals is two years, then if that fails there is the supreme I will stop this corrupt council by using the law Jameslouis
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9:26pm Fri 4 Jul 14

Jameslouis says...

Will also be asking the parliamentary Ombudsman and my Conservative MP for Henley MP to look into why the Oxford city Council is discussing with Magdalen college possible building plans on land it does not own and is not in its county, I feel there is something suspicious going on here that may not be legal
Will also be asking the parliamentary Ombudsman and my Conservative MP for Henley MP to look into why the Oxford city Council is discussing with Magdalen college possible building plans on land it does not own and is not in its county, I feel there is something suspicious going on here that may not be legal Jameslouis
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11:55am Sat 5 Jul 14

Chris Henderson says...

It is hardly surprising that Magdalen College are in favour. They stand to make a massive windfall profit.
How about if they offer to only take the value of the land as Agricultural land, leaving about an extra £1million per hectare for infrastructure and social housing. Then maybe the proposal might be worth considering.
It is hardly surprising that Magdalen College are in favour. They stand to make a massive windfall profit. How about if they offer to only take the value of the land as Agricultural land, leaving about an extra £1million per hectare for infrastructure and social housing. Then maybe the proposal might be worth considering. Chris Henderson
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12:00pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Jameslouis wrote:
I think the Oxford city council have got ahead of itself as they do not own the land, South Oxford shire District Council own the land.

I will be making an appeal to the high court to stop the Oxford city council from building on Green Belt Land, the law is here to protect us from corrupt Oxford city councils and suspicious deals with universities.

The appeal will be applied for next week
I think you are confused...

Parts of the land are owned by the City Council, other elements of the land are owned by Magdalen College.

The land just happens to be in the South Oxfordshire district council area of the UK.

It's not unlike the way Birmingham City Council own the land they are in the process of selling in Old Headington - in the Oxford City Council area of the UK.

It might be worth your while to thoroughly examine ownership of the land in question prior to commiting your life savings to legal route.
[quote][p][bold]Jameslouis[/bold] wrote: I think the Oxford city council have got ahead of itself as they do not own the land, South Oxford shire District Council own the land. I will be making an appeal to the high court to stop the Oxford city council from building on Green Belt Land, the law is here to protect us from corrupt Oxford city councils and suspicious deals with universities. The appeal will be applied for next week[/p][/quote]I think you are confused... Parts of the land are owned by the City Council, other elements of the land are owned by Magdalen College. The land just happens to be in the South Oxfordshire district council area of the UK. It's not unlike the way Birmingham City Council own the land they are in the process of selling in Old Headington - in the Oxford City Council area of the UK. It might be worth your while to thoroughly examine ownership of the land in question prior to commiting your life savings to legal route. Andrew:Oxford
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