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Parish Council update for October

Church Road works

We are hoping that work to the Church Road carpark will be finished by the time you read this in early October. This is the first of the parish council’s Community Infrastructure Levy projects to be completed on the ground. It’s good to begin to see tangible results.

Unfortunately, continuing disruption and traffic lights are expected on Church Road until the end of October. Pye Homes will be building a new vehicle access to Church Road adjacent to the old cemetery and replacing the existing vehicle junction at College Close with a cycle/ pedestrian-only junction. The new pedestrian crossing next to the school will be the final piece of work to be completed in Church Road once all the new junctions are in place.

All the works were due to be completed by the end of the school holidays but were regrettably delayed because of a failure to get the legal documentation in place in time. We understand the delays were down to the county council rather than the developers.

Pye Homes are liaising with OCC traffic managers to ensure that bus access through the village is maintained at all hours, including through the proposed overnight road closures for drainage works on Foxborough Road.

Church Farm road names

We have been notified of the proposed street names for the Church Farm development (formerly known as NW Radley). They pick up the preferred first 8 of the names put forward by the council following an invitation to the community to make proposals. The planned street names are: Beckett Drive; Baker Crescent; Buckle Close; Cross Way; Crowley Place; Alexander Court; Homewood; and Rawlinson Close. 

Plan of the north of the site showing street names   

Plan of the south of the site showing street name

Gooseacre upgrade

The Parish Council has appointed David Pendery of Pendery Architecture and Heritage Ltd to prepare designs for the Gooseacre upgrade for local consultation, and then to take the agreed plans though the planning process. David has a special interest and much experience of working with local community organisations, and we are looking forward to working with him to develop designs for the area.

His brief is to develop plans for the upgrade of both the pavilion and village hall and, crucially, the surrounding areas and car park. We are hoping that the designs will be ready for local consultation early in 2022.

New permissive path agreement

We are delighted to announce that a permissive path agreement has been signed between landowner Mrs Jo McDougall and the Parish Council and Radley Lakes Trust acting together on behalf of the community. This gives the public a right to use the path across the fields from the western end of Lower Radley to the ‘Sounding Bridge’ under the railway line in the Radley Lakes area, thus providing a safe foot access from the village to the heart of the Lakes area without danger from traffic. The Radley Lakes Trust will be erecting signage to identify the route.

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