Consultation starts in October over plans for homes, a primary school and a local centre on land to the north of Oxford.

The site, known as PR6a, east of Oxford Road is owned by Christ Church which held a series of Enquiry by Design events in July for community representatives and stakeholders.

James Lawrie, treasurer at Christ Church, said: “We’re committed to delivering the best possible scheme for the PR6a site –  a development that provides much needed new homes for Oxford, while working carefully with the local environment and supporting the community.

“The Enquiry by Design events gave us a clearer understanding of the potential opportunities and concerns associated with the development of the site.

“This initial public consultation now gives the wider community the opportunity to provide us with their views at this early stage so we can continue to develop our plans to deliver a scheme that maximises the benefits to the local community and is as environmentally sustainable as possible.

“We will consider all the feedback we receive to this consultation, along with the findings from our technical studies, as we continue to refine our proposals, develop an illustrative masterplan and fix parameters for the project, and produce a detailed environmental impact assessment.

“We will then carry out a further stage of consultation on these plans and documents ahead of submitting an outline planning application to Cherwell District Council.”

Two in-person consultation events and an online webinar have been arranged.

In-person events are:

  • Friday, October 8, 4.30pm – 7pm at Edward Field Primary School, Bicester Road, Kidlington
  • Saturday, October 9, 9.30am – 11.30am at Cutteslowe Pavilion Hall (Bowls Pavilion), Cutteslowe Park, Oxford

The webinar is on Tuesday, October 12, 6.30pm – 8pm. Register in advance at

The website will be updated from Friday, October 8, with the option to submit any feedback online.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, October 24.

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