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including allotments and a new cemetery off Station Road...

Eynsham Growth Plan 1979

Eynsham Growth Plan 1979 (15 Nov 1979)

Eynsham people had the chance to inspect plans for the future of their village this week.

West Oxfordshire District Council's draft for the area was unveiled at a public exhibition.

The exhibition at the Pavilion, Eynsham closes tonight at 8 pm. It is followed by a public meeting at Bartholomew School, Eynsham on Tuesday, November 20 at 7.30 pm.

Then the public has until the end of the year to make comments or propose changes before the final plan is adopted early next year.

It sets out guidelines on how the village should grow during the 1980's and takes in issues including housing, roads and industry.

Roads: Land is reserved for an Eastern bypass with a roundabout near Station Road and the option of a diversion at Hanborough Road.

Houslng: 365 new houses are to be built, mostly at the eastern end of the village on land enclosed by the new bypass. This includes the 60 house council estate already planned for Chilbridge Road on the west.

Industry: More industry is planned for the disused station yard and the present industrial estate. But development will not be allowed until the bypass is open.

Shopplng: New shops and offices provided by converting local existing buildings in the village centre.

Open space: Playing fields at Oxford Road and Old Witney Road and a children's play area near the primary school. Allotments lost because of the bypass will be replaced and a new cemetery is proposed off Station Road.

Community facilities: Land near Conduit Lane and the public car park can be used for a community centre.

The plan also says there is no need for new schools and that a close watch will be kept to conserve the character of Eynsham.

Copies of the full plan can be inspected at the district council’s planning department at Wood Green, Witney and Eynsham Library or be bought for £1.

From the Oxford Mail / Oxford Times newspaper archive

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