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Threats to the Lye Valley

Land west of 75 Town Furze: planning application pending

A third planning application has been submitted for this land, which is directly above the Lye Valley South Fen.

Dynham Place development: approved

This planning application for the “erection of 2 x three-bed semi-detached dwellinghouses (Use Class C3). Provision of bin and cycle storage and alterations to landscaping” was approved on 20 July 2021

Warren Meadow development: approved

This application to build ten three-bedroomed houses on the land to the east of Warren Crescent directly above the Lye Valley was approved on 30 March 2016, and building work started on Monday 24 September 2019 (the day the last planning application relating to conditions imposed by that permission was approved).

Warren Meadow footpath diversion

Oxford City Council plans to divert a footpath that runs through Warren Meadow

Local Transport Plan for Headington

The consultation by Oxfordshire County Council on its “Connecting Oxfordshire: Local Transport Plan 2015–2031” closed on 2 April 2015.

This plan included new hospital routes for the “eastern arc” (from Cowley to Headington), and this more detailed drawing showed a road running along Lye Valley road in a northwards direction and then across the Lye Brook. Judy Webb believes that this would be a disaster for wildlife in the Lye Valley.

The consultation documents are still online: see especially the maps of bus routes on pages 10 and 12 (numbers refer to the numbers in the lower right corner) of the consultation document Connecting_Oxfordshire_vol_2_section_i__OTS which show a schematic ‘super premium transport route’ running across the Lye Brook into the south-east corner of the Churchill Hospital site.


Friends of Lye Valley, 2013–2022