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Update on the new Sports and community facilities on the Milton Road

Posted 67 weeks ago (18/03) by Theresa Goss

This project is moving forward despite some delays due to the Covid19 crisis. The Parish Council thanks all those residents who made comments on the application to enable minor changes in the position and layout of the building. The reconfiguring of the building position has provided an opportunity for the project team to respond to some of the comments made during the original application such as moving some car parking. The project team was pleased to see a large number of supportive comments.


Oxfordshire County Council Highways have included the new access from Milton Rd as part of the traffic calming project. Having their support has been a great benefit to the project and to the community.


The Parish Council Chairman and Lathams architects are currently obtaining reports from a number of Consultants which will be used to determine the various planning conditions which are part of the permissions for the project.


Consultants have now been appointed for the Planning Conditions dealing with archaeology and for further drainage requirements. The drainage consultants will also provide an independent analysis of the current pitch drainage including the infiltration basin.

Reports for determining the Landscape conditions and for the Ecological Conditions have now been received by the Parish Council.


The grass for the pitches is growing well. The contractor has stated that as newly sown grass it should not be walked on by members of the public, and the PC reminds residents that there is no public access to the field during the ongoing construction phase.

The field drainage system is working efficiently.


The WFAC grants sub-group are continuing to research specific grants for different elements of the build. They are also looking at sustainable construction techniques in line with best practice which will include charging points for electric vehicles. The PC’s Environment Committee has taken up this initiative and is researching possible charging points at Milton Road and elsewhere in the village for electric vehicles.


The WFAC fund raising group are continuing to plan events for 2021 so look out for more news from them during the summer as government Covid regulations are eased.


The Parish Council thanks everyone involved in or who support this project. These facilities will be a valuable asset to this village and will be a benefit to the whole community now and in the future.

If you would like to be involved in helping the Parish Council and WFAC team to achieve this project on behalf of the community please get in touch with the Parish Clerk, Parish Chairman or the Chairman of WFAC.

Diane Bratt, PC Chairman

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