Entries by ORAA

Gove calls in P&R Committee refusal of HIF1 planning application

The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has called in the decision of the county council’s Planning and Regulation committee to refuse the HIF1 Didcot and surrounding areas infrastructure planning application. The call-in means there will be an inquiry by a government-appointed planning inspectorate. The Secretary of State will take the final decision about whether […]

Oxfordshire County Council rejects £300M HIF1 road scheme

  Oxfordshire County Council’s Planning and Regulation Committee voted decisively 7 to 2 to reject the HIF1 road scheme earlier this week, against the planning officer’s advice. The committee heard objections on its first afternoon of meeting from experts, a retired planning inspector, planning consultants, Oxford City councillors, the Neighbouring Parish Councils Joint Committee, Nuneham […]

Oxfordshire County Council seeking to rush through controversial road proposal

Oxfordshire Roads Action Alliance (ORAA) has written to Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) expressing concern about the half day allowed to consider the £300m South Oxfordshire HIF1 road planning application next week. It would be highly unsatisfactory, and arguably unfair, for consultees – the public, statutory and non-statutory consultees, to simply be afforded the standard 3 […]

HIF1 PLANNING HEARING WILL TAKE PLACE ON 17 & 18 JULY

On Thursday afternoon, OCC published a letter on its Planning website (Copy here) which confirms that the HIF1 Planning Application (R3.0138/21) will be heard over two days on 17 & 18 July.                       – 17 July 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm           […]

More objections raised on HIF1 planning application

East Hendred Parish Council has made a new and wide ranging objection to the HIF1 River Thames Crossing planning application. Its well researched case against makes very interesting reading and supports objections made by ORAA members that the scheme is a costly gamble that will not solve congestion issues and will wreck the county council’s […]