Gladman defeated!

It has just been announced that the appeal by Gladman against SODC's decision not to give planning approval for 243 houses in Eye & Dunsden has been refused by the inspector, Mr Nick Palmer.

E&D Parish Council chairman, David Woodward said: "The decision notice is clear that development at the site would conflict with South Oxfordshire development policies for where houses should go, and that it would do significant harm to the landscape. It is also clear that SODC has an adequate supply of housing land and that the ‘tilted balance’ does not apply.

"A fantastic victory for which huge thanks to so many who have contributed in so many ways."

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Reporting issues round the parish

Many of you will have seen the piles of fly-tipped rubbish along Dunsden Way and Arch Hill a week ago. This has now been collected by District Council contractors - at considerable extra cost to the taxpayer. If you see fly- tipping - or the results of it - please report it online to admin.southoxford@biffa.co.uk

Similarly, potholes have been a big problem this year. If you are aware of one locally please contact fixmystreet.com and tell them the area, address if possible and postcode. It's the fastest way to get results.


There have been a couple of house break-ins in the village recently. Do make sure your home and outbuildings are securely locked and tell your neighbours if you are going away. Report anything suspicious to Thames Valley Police on 101 or in an emergency call 999.

Keep up to date

From this page you can see diary events in the village at a glance, with a link to more information if you need it. Check which bin is going out this week and look up the bus timetable or report potholes in our roads. You can comment on planning applications direct with SODC at the click of a button, without knowing the application number.

Receiving occasional news mail-outs from the Parish Council on matters that affect you is the fastest and most efficient way to find out what's going on in your parish. If you change your email address just sign up again with the new one - you don't have to delete the old one. If you no longer wish to hear news from us in this form please let us know and we will delete your email details.

Visit the village Facebook page to connect with friends and neighbours and join in the chat.

If you would like to contact the Parish Council direct send a mail to info@binfieldheath.org.uk or write to the parish clerk, Mandy Sermon at msermon@btinternet.com

Data protection

Regulations concerning data protection have changed. The Parish Council has prepared documents which reflect and clarify these alterations and how they affect you. Please look at the information, on the Parish Council page, which explains how the council uses and stores any information concerning you. (See also Parish Council minutes May, June and July 2018.)

Coming up

Comment on new planning applications

As SODC can no longer put up notices on site for every planning application we have decided to publish them on this website instead. You can use the link to look up the application on-line and make your own comments direct to SODC

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