A heads of terms agreement has been reached between Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford United over the land deal for the club’s proposed new stadium.

The council’s cabinet agreed in principle for a council-owned area in Kidlington, referred to as ‘the triangle’ to be leased to the football club at its meeting last September.

Detailed negotiations followed and now, with heads of terms agreed, other key legal and partnership agreements will be next.

A number of conditions must still be met by the club. These include it securing planning permission from Cherwell District Council, the production of a net zero carbon plan and a detailed set of proposals that show how the club will meet its commitments around addressing the council’s strategic priorities. They include improving public transport, sustainable transport and infrastructure connectivity.

While Cherwell District Council will decide the planning application, the county council, as highways authority, is a statutory consultee in the process. 

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