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May 6, 2021

A statement from South Oxfordshire District Council

The council has received notification that Bioabundance CIC has made an application to the Court of Appeal seeking to overturn the 29 April High Court decision of The Honourable Mrs Justice Lang to refuse permission to proceed with an application for judicial review against the council’s decision to adopt the Local Plan 2035. Permission having […]

April 29, 2021

A statement from South Oxfordshire District Council

The Honourable Mrs Justice Lang has refused the oral plea from Bioabundance CIC for permission to proceed with an application for judicial review against the Council’s decision to adopt the South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2035. Mrs Justice Lang also agreed a costs award up to the maximum capped limit of £10,000, which covers the Council’s […]

April 29, 2021

All three Great Western Park community centres now open

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have opened all their community centres on Great Western Park.  The Northern, District and Southern centres, two of which are brand new buildings, are now available for residents and groups to hire with priority bookings given to groups helping to support Covid-19 responses.  Last year, the […]

April 9, 2021

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

Our statement of condolence

April 6, 2021

Phased re-opening for leisure facilities in southern Oxfordshire

Following government advice that leisure centres can start to reopen from 12 April, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils and their leisure contractor GLL, which runs the Better leisure centres across the districts, have agreed on a phased approach to re-opening. As the centres vary in size and offer different facilities, they […]

April 1, 2021

Update from South Oxfordshire District Council

An update following the statement issued on 30 March. The council has received notification that Bioabundance CIC has made an application to the court seeking to overturn the judge’s decision to refuse permission to proceed with an application for judicial review against the council’s decision to adopt the Local Plan 2035. We await notification from the […]

March 30, 2021

Statement from South Oxfordshire District Council

The Council has received notification that The Honourable Mr Justice Dove has refused the application by Bioabundance CIC for permission to proceed with an application for judicial review against the Council’s decision to adopt the Local Plan 2035.  In refusing the application, the judge ordered Bioabundance CIC to pay the Council’s costs. Bioabundance CIC has […]

March 26, 2021

Leader’s Report to Council – 25 March 2021

Council Leader Sue Copper delivered the following report to full Council at its meeting on 25 March: Covid update On Tuesday we reflected a year since the start of the first Covid lockdown. A press release was duly issued by our Council and on the website there is a message to the residents of South […]

March 26, 2021

South Oxfordshire will provide over £607,000 towards community facilities in Thame and Sonning Common

South Oxfordshire District Council has agreed to allocate £607,670 to improve sports and community spaces in Thame and Sonning Common. The council will give £340,000 to Thame Town Council and £267,670 to Sonning Common Parish Council using contributions that developers have paid as part of their agreements to build new homes in both locations. Thame […]

March 26, 2021

Councils to offer financial support to leisure provider

Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire district councils have agreed to offer a financial support package to GLL, the leisure contractor that manages leisure facilities across both districts, subject to formal agreements being entered into. The leisure industry has been hit really hard by the pandemic having spent much of the last year closed […]

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