Welcome to PlanningInBurford

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Who we are

We are a group calling ourselves Responsible Planning in Burford (RPiB). We formed to coordinate action by Burford residents on local housing and related new developments.

What we want

We want to ensure that any new developments in Burford contribute to our needs without detracting from our heritage. We also need to judge the effect on schools, medical facilities, roads, sewers, drainage etc .

What we are doing

To meet our objectives we organise meetings to form joint views and to make significant and effective representations to Burford Town Council and West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC).

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Consultation open until 31st May

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Quotes from Residents

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lorries stuck in Barns Lane ... have to reverse for half kilometre back to the A40 roundabout. Traffic chaos for another morning! Two new housing estates feeding traffic into Barns Lane will add to the Burford gridlock - Martin Cash

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Burford is a vibrant town where happily the school attendance is healthy and the shops, pubs and restaurants never more busy. However, Burford town has reached it's capacity and already the roads have become regularly grid locked. Building new houses will sadly have an adverse impact on this historic town - James Lindsay

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The Shilton Road and proposed Cole's Field developments would increase the population of Burford by at least 40%; the impact on already gridlocked traffic will be catastrophic - Richard White

Why join us?

Here are a few reasons:

  • Help make sure the heritage, landscape, views and tranquillity of this lovely town are preserved
  • Stay well briefed on Council plans
  • Keep a close eye on access by heavy vehicles
  • Ensure that local concerns are represented robustly at Council meetings
  • Safeguard services and schools from overstretch as the local population increases

If you want to make a difference and are prepared to lend your support...