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Threats to the Lye Valley


Town Furze planning application

A planning application submitted in April 2016 to build four houses directly above the Lye Valley South Fen, on the land to the west of 75 Town Furze, was refused and no amendments will be accepted:


Warren Meadow development

This application to build ten three-bedroomed houses on the land to the east of Warren Crescent directly above the Lye Valley is to go ahead:


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 includes new hospital routes for the “eastern arc” (from Cowley to Headington), and this more detailed drawing shows 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, 2013–2017