School Lights rejected – 25th Oct 2018

Cherwell District Planning Committee tonight rejected the latest bid for floodlights.

The planning officer described it as a finely balanced decision and many councillors voiced the tension they felt between access to additional community sports facilities vs impact upon the rural character of the village but the final vote was 15 councillors against and 1 abstention.

Bloxham School has made three previous efforts to obtain permission and our guess is this will not be the last one.
It certainly seems that to have any increased chance of success they will have to find a ‘smarter’ way of meeting their own ambitions whilst respecting the rural nature of the setting in which they find themselves.

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