Agenda July 2022

Agenda 2022 Uploaded on June 30, 2022


You are summoned to attend Cassington Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th July 2022 in the Village Hall, The Green.

Agenda & Summons

  1. Apologies
  1. Declarations of interest

(Any pecuniary interests should be declared also a review of current declarations of interests circulated)

  1. Minutes of the previous meeting held on 9th June 2022
  2. Visit from PCSO Helen Keen TVP
  1. Report from Clerk
  • Horsemere Lane/A40
  • Thames Water
  1. Neighbourhood Plan – Talk from Leoni from O’Neill Homer
  1. Planning

Previous Planning Application Decisions



20/01734/OUT Land North of A40 Section from Barnard Gate To Eynsham Roundabout Eynsham   Grosvenor Developments Ltd UNDER


R3.0034/21 A40 Dualling of a 3.2km section of the A40 between the Hill Farm Junction to the proposed Eynsham Park and Ride and upgrade to shared path on northern verge, ii) widening of existing carriageway to provide dedicated eastbound and westbound priority bus lanes along 6.5km section between proposed Park and Ride and Duke’s Cut iii) capacity and connectively improvements over three bridges and a culvert at Dukes Cut to enable eastbound bus lane over the bridges at A40 between Witney and Duke’s Cut.


Oxfordshire County Council AWAITING DECISION
21/04089/FUL Livery Yard Worton Park Worton


Conversion of existing stable buildings to workshops/starter units (Use Class E) Mr A Hulewicz UNDER


R3.0151/21 A40 The dualling of approximately 3.2km of the A40 carriageway from the existing Hill Farm junction at Witney to the Eynsham Park and Ride site (R3.0057/19) including the construction of two new roundabouts.

– An eastbound and westbound bus lane approximately 6.5km in length from the Eynsham Park and Ride site to existing structures at Duke’s Cut waterway (Duke’s Cut Canal Bridge, Earl’s Culvert, Wolvercote Railway Bridge and Wolvercote Canal Bridge);

– Capacity and connectivity improvements over the existing structures at Duke’s Cut waterway to enable the proposed eastbound bus lane to extend over the existing structures up to the A34 flyover in the east, forming a connection into Oxford North (Northern Gateway) strategic development site;

– Construction of a new signalised junction to the Eynsham Park and Ride site;

New pedestrian/cyclist underpass at Cuckoo Lane (‘the Eynsham Underpass’). Two new pedestrian/cycle bridges at Cassington Halt (Cassington Halt Footbridge North and Cassington Halt Footbridge South);

Widening of Cassington New Bridge;

– Demolition and replacement/extension of existing White House Culvert;

– Demolition and replacement/extension of Barnard Gate New Culvert;

– New and improved shared use  (‘HIF2 project’) A40 corridor between Witney and Wolvercote, Oxfordshire

footways and cycleways, including new shared use links to National Cycle Network (NCN) Route 5 at Duke’s Cut waterway;

– Alterations to existing junctions and property accesses along the A40;

– Controlled crossings, external lighting, noise barriers, sustainable drainage systems, landscaping, habitat creation including ecology ponds and associated hibernacula;

– All associated engineering and temporary construction works, site compound and storage areas. at A40 HIF2 Smart Corridor

Oxfordshire County Council UNDER CONSIDERATION
MW.0036/22 Section 73 application to continue the development permitted under planning permission 17/02403/CM (MW.0102/17) (erection and use of Anaerobic Digestion Facility) without complying with conditions, to amend the approved plans and particulars including the installation of storage containers and a separate drivers’ w/c facility. at Agrivert Ltd Cassington AD Plant, Unnamed Single Carriageway 6811439, Yarnton OX29 4FL Severn Trent Green Power Limited CONSULTATION HAS ENDED

New Planning Applications

  1. Correspondence
  • Email from a resident expressing concern that they have been told that some of the Tenant Farmers have been given notice to quit form Blenheim as there is rumor that they are planning on creating a solar panel farm by the Burleigh Road.
  1. Reports from County and District & Parish Councillors
    1. County Councillor
    2. District Councillors
    3. Parish Councillors – Objectives of the Parish Council for the next 5 years.
  2. Ditches, Drainage and Flooding
  1. Maintenance/ Grants
    1. Fix My Street
  1. Traffic
    1. Speed Watch
  1. Play Area & Recreation Ground
    1. Maintenance on the equipment at the other end of the Recreation Ground
  1. Finance
  1. Payments to be approved:
Individual/Company Reason Amount
Tracey Cameron Clerk Salary & Expenses £970.60
  1. Income:
Individual/Company Amount

Balance of Unity Bank as of Sunday 3rd July 2022 – £11,566.81

  1. Any other business:
  1. Questions from the Public
  1. Date of next meeting: Thursday 1st September 2022 @ 7.30pm in The Village Hall



Parish Council Objectives 2022 – 2025


The purpose of this document is to provide a list of objectives for Cassington Parish Council to lead in implementation over the period 2022 – 2025. It is suggested that this initial list of priorities is discussed and refined prior to presentation to the village.

  1. Completion of the Neighbourhood Plan and adoption by the Parish Council and village of Cassington.
  2. To look at sustainable energy supplies for the village of Cassington that can be provided at matched or lower costs than conventional power supplies. Adoption of additional strategies to reduce use of hydrocarbon-based fuels and reduction of energy waste.
  3. To address increasing problems of rising levels of traffic and speeding in the village of Cassington and roads within the Parish.
  4. To maintain a watching brief on flood prevention and drainage issues in Cassington and Worton villages.
  5. To implement policies outlined in the Neighbourhood Plan and Green Infrastructure Plan with respect to nature conservation.
  6. To work with St Peter’s School to rectify the current funding and management issues with respect to the school swimming pool. To identify further priorities for fund raising for the school.
  7. To develop a community food program through working with the allotment and other landowners around Cassington. This includes distribution of excess produce and the planting of a community orchard.
  8. To work with West Oxfordshire District Council and local landowners to address sustainable transport for the village and to maintain and build upon the local network of footpaths and cycleways for both commuting and leisure, as outlined in the Green Infrastructure Plan and Neighbourhood Plan.
  9. To examine provisions for young people and senior / vulnerable residents of Cassington. Can Cassington do more for these members of our village?
  10. To look at what other measures can be taken to improve the quality of life of our villagers.
  11. Current and future provisions of the Almshouse
  12. A more accessible village car park
  13. Maybe moving the gate to playing fields and introducing a fence to the perimeter to allow the car park to be use 24 hours?
  14. Community glass house – I’ve heard of other villages who have provided facilities to allow produce to be grown all year round.
  15. Finally, introduction of green initiatives we’ve discussed in the past – EV charging points at the VH and pavilion, plus cycles racks etc.