Oxford United’s plans are now limited to building just a stadium (which may incorporate some commercial development in the building). So any planning application – while major – would be much more limited in scope.
Oxford United have already begun to draw up proposals that address the County Council’s requirements. One of these, is that they engage fully with everyone affected and keep people informed of progress. Anyone can now subscribe to get ‘official’ OUFC stadium news here: https://www.oufc.co.uk/news/2023/january/stadium-update-260123/
What is Kidlington Parish Council's response?
Kidlington Parish Council (KPC) met on Thursday 26th January
They've made all their meeting available to view live by zoom link and anyone can download the meeting papers from their website. (if you want to speak you need to attend in person).
They approved the attached briefing note. With Stratfield Brake now ruled out, the parish councils can no longer make the final yes/no decision. Councillors agreed to continue their reasoned and balanced approach toward assessing the pros and cons of the stadium. They discussed the requirements that OUFC must to pass to satisfy the County’s requirements and how KPC might feed into that process to try and get the best possible outcome for residents if the stadium does go ahead.
No one knows how long it will take OUFC to prove that a stadium on the triangle can meet the County Council’s requirements. However, KPC plan to use the time by listening to residents opinions and those of local sporting and educational organisations.
The Annual Parish Council meeting will be held at 7.30pm on 30th March in Exeter Hall. If all goes to plan the meeting will give residents an opportunity to put questions to OUFC and County Council representatives. Put the date in your diary!
FoSB's response - We say that The Stadium is Not a Done Deal
There will be public consultation before any decision is final.
FoSB will continue to campaign to ensure local opinion is heard.