Kirtlington Parish Council, in response to the recent leafleting of the village, wishes to make clear that the Parish Council is not currently making any proposals for development in the parish. In particular, the Parish Council would like to reassure villagers that that the leaflet is misleading in highlighting the green area on the map, as this area has not been proposed for development. We understand the leaflet has been distributed by a land agent who has an active interest in developing a piece of land around the village.
The Parish Council is participating in a review of the Mid-Cherwell Neighbourhood Plan (MCNP), of which it has been a member parish since 2015. The MCNP is now being reviewed in the light of Cherwell District Council’s emerging Local Plan up to 2040, which is due to be published in September. Neighbourhood Plans were introduced in 2011 enabling parishes to make locally-specific policies alongside the District Council’s local plan.
Kirtlington Parish Council proposes to hold a public meeting for villagers in the autumn to discuss the MCNP, providing scope for the community to express its views. No policy decisions will be taken this year.
Jean Conway, Chair of Kirtlington Parish Council