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December 17, 2020

Crowmarsh pub owners ordered to pay almost £6,500 after rat droppings found in food storage area

Owners of a pub in Crowmarsh Gifford have been ordered to pay almost £6,500 for breaching food and safety rules after rat droppings were found in the food storage areas and the kitchen was not adequately cleaned. South Oxfordshire District Council environmental health team brought the case, which was heard at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on […]

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December 16, 2020

South Oxfordshire council makes changes to infrastructure spending

South Oxfordshire District Council has made changes to its strategy for infrastructure funding in a move to release further funds for larger community projects across the district. The changes to the way the council spends Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds will mean that money secured from housing developments in the district will be released for […]

December 15, 2020

Letter from Cllr Sue Cooper to MHCLG

On Monday 14 December Cllr Sue Cooper, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council, sent a letter to MHCLG in response to their correspondence about Self and Custom building.

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December 11, 2020

Councillors vote to adopt South Oxfordshire Local Plan

Issued on 11 December 2020 Following a government Direction to progress the Local Plan 2035 through to examination and adoption, councillors at South Oxfordshire District Council have voted to adopt the plan. Cllr Anne-Marie Simpson, Cabinet Member for Planning at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “We were faced with no real choice but to adopt […]

December 7, 2020

Letter from from Cllr Sue Cooper regarding the Cross Thames Travel Group Joint Statement

A letter from Cllr Sue Cooper, leader of South Oxfordshire District Council regarding the Cross Thames Travel Group Joint Statement is available here:

December 2, 2020

Leader’s statement on the end of Lockdown 2, December 2020

South Oxfordshire District Council Leader, Cllr Sue Cooper, says: “Because cases of Covid-19 have reduced in South Oxfordshire, pubs, shops, gyms and restaurants can re-open as we move into Tier 2 today.

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December 2, 2020

South and Vale councils raise £53m for community infrastructure

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have raised £53,030,143 for local infrastructure since April 2016 from housing developers building new homes in the districts. There are two main ways the councils raise cash for infrastructure – legal agreements with developers known as Section 106 agreements that are signed before planning permission can […]

December 1, 2020

Council cabinets to consider Civil Parking Enforcement proposals

A major change aimed at helping to prevent illegal parking could move a step closer in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire this week. At their respective meetings on 3 and 4 December, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils’ cabinets will consider whether to move forward with proposals for Civil […]

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November 30, 2020

South Oxfordshire Local Plan to be considered for adoption

Issued on 30 November 2020 The South Oxfordshire Local Plan will be considered for adoption next week at a series of meetings at South Oxfordshire District Council after the Inspector examining the plan concluded the plan with its modifications is sound.  The district council has been progressing the Local Plan through the examination process and […]

November 30, 2020

People urged to support local traders in the Vale and South Oxfordshire as councils confirm free parking days in the run up to Christmas

People in the Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire can park for free on specific days this December and are being urged to use this opportunity to support their local shops and cafes in the run up to Christmas. Each year Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire District Councils provide free parking days […]