Milton Road sports & community centre progress

Cherwell District Council Planning Committee has today approved an application from Adderbury Parish Council for change of use of the 6 acre field on the north of Milton Road to the uses for which it was donated to the parish council, namely sports pitches and a community facility.  Voting for approval was unanimous.

This permission is only for change of use and there will have to be a further application for the community facility with associated parking, access and whatever else is needed on this site.  There is still a lot of work to do to establish need and willingness to pay for a variety of sports, social and community uses here.  Although an indicative plan was part of this application, it may well change as research and planning progresses.

The parish council is being advised by a specially established group called Working For Adderbury Community (WFAC) who are planning to register as a charity and are organising fund raising events as well as consulting on village needs.  Their remit extends to the Lucy Plackett recreation ground as well as to the Milton Road site.

Here is a link to the WFAC web site.

About Keith R Mitchell CBE

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1967. Pursued a successful career in financial training and publishing until selling his interests in 1990. Elected a County Councillor for the Bloxham Division in 1989. Leader of Oxfordshire County Council 5 November 2001 to 15 May 2012. Chairman of the South East England Regional Planning Committee July 2002 to July 2005. Chairman of the South East England Regional Assembly July 2005 to July 2008. In HM the Queen’s 2007 Birthday Honours, appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of services to local government.
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