Airport Planning Matters
New planning guidelines call for a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) to be developed as part of the local authority's Local Development Framework (LDF) and the Local Development Documents therein (LDD). The SCI sets out the policy and recommendations for local community involvement in planning assessment and decision making processes. Oxford Airport recognises that any development or evolution of an airport in particular, is of interest to the community at large and therefore intends to keep interested parties informed of forthcoming plans through both our website and direct contact with community representatives. The airport holds reviews with members of an Airport Consultation Committee every four months. The committee consists of nominated, elected representatives from County, City, District and Parish Councils and airport users, the CPRE and OXANAG (the local noise abatement group).
Agreed Development Criteria
In late 2004, Oxford Airport submitted a master planning statement with Cherwell District Council, our local authority, highlighting all the anticipated 'major' developments for the foreseeable future, in practice, a 10+ year vision. That plan highlighted key requirements for more hangar space, other buildings and the installation of precision navigation equipment, namely an Instrument Landing System, along with other infrastructure changes to upgrade and modernise the airport.
As a consequence of submitting the first of these planning applications for a new hangar, we have established set of controls on airport activity through a Section 106 agreement. In partnership with our local authority, Cherwell District Council, we concluded this agreement at the end of 2005, establishing long term commitments on aircraft noise and nuisance mitigation measures at the Airport. The agreement in essence places controls and measures on the following:
Below are highlighted any major or more significant planning applications or airfield developments.
Recent Applications Approved
Below are highlighted any major or more significant planning applications recently approved.
Applications Pending or Anticipated
Below are highlighted any more significant planning applications submitted, but not yet determined, or those about to be submitted.
Development Under Part 18, Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995
It should be noted by local developers in the region surrounding Oxford Airport (within a 20 miles radius) that it is the airport’s intent to install a surveillance radar system in the near term to enhance control, monitoring and use of our local airspace, thereby ensuring safer operations. This is in part relating to the anticipated increased usage of RAF Brize Norton. The 30km (20 mile) zone surrounding the airport must be safeguarded in accordance to Civil Aviation Authority regulations. This may have impact on the viability of certain proposals for larger wind turbine generators, associated wind farms, indeed any tall constructions. Already today, the airport should be informed of any temporary erections (such as cranes) over 10m height with a 6km (4 mile) radius of the airport.
All details relating to the above applications are readily available from either the Cherwell District Council website, or on request to Oxford Airport who are happy to provide all drawings, photographs and other relevant details to an application.
For any further questions relating to current development plans, please contact:
London Oxford Airport