High Noon at the High Court

For those of you who haven’t heard via the village grapevine, CALA have decided to take their application to build 68 houses on the Woodstock Road to the High Court. When the planning Inspector turned down their appeal against WODC’s decision to refuse their planning...

CALApse

For over two years SUSTO has been pretty swift to send out an email telling you about the latest planning issue that might befall our community and asking you to pick up the pen once again to complain. So it’s surprising that when we get the best news for a long time,...

It’s over but we don’t know the result

Yesterday was the last day of the CALA appeal to build 68 houses north of the Woodstock Road. SUSTO, the Parish Council and the AONB Conservation Board (the joint Rule 6 Party) have done their best to put the case to the Inspector that this development should not be...

CALAmity… it’s not over yet

The appeal by CALA Homes against the WODC decision to refuse planning permission for 68 houses on the Woodstock Road took place last week. WODC and the combined Rule 6 party – SUSTO, Stonesfield Parish Council, and the Cotswolds AONB Conservation Board – put forward a...

CALA development – SUSTO asks you to write

CALA want to hear from you CALA and their planning consultants Pegasus have sent a leaflet (see link at bottom of this post) to every house in Stonesfield inviting residents “to make any comments on the proposed landscaping scheme” for their development on the...

We’re working to avoid CALAmity

We are pleased that our efforts and your letters of objection had such a significant impact on two events in 2018. First, the application by CALA to build 68 houses on land on Woodstock Road was turned down. Second, the Inspector took on board the significance of the...

Model letter for CALAmity

MODEL LETTER Below, you will find a ‘model letter’ that can be used to make your views known to the Planning Inspectorate who will be conducting the appeal. If you agree with SUSTO’s assessment of the position, you can simply cut and paste the completed text into an...

We need your help to fight CALAmity

CALA Homes have lodged an appeal against West Oxfordshire District Council’s (WODC’s) decision to reject their application to build 68 houses on the Woodstock Road. This appeal is to be heard by a formal inquiry. Stonesfield residents have another opportunity to...

Good news and bad news

First the good news. WODC’s Local Plan has been accepted by the Government’s Planning Inspectorate and will be presented to councillors for formal adoption at a special meeting on Thursday 27th September. This is a vital step in protecting against unnecessary and...