Public Consultation on Revised Wheatley Campus Plans

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

Wheatley Campus aerial

Last year, Oxford Brookes submitted an outline planning application to South Oxfordshire District Council for housing on the Wheatley Campus (reference P17/S4254/O). In November 2018, the Council's Planning Committee did not approve these plans.

Having considered all options, the University is appealing this decision and is proposing to remove the convenience retail store from the plans. We are consulting with the public on this change in advance of lodging an appeal.

The revised description of the application, which omits reference to the proposed retail store, can be found below:

“Outline Planning Application, with all matters reserved for subsequent approval except details of vehicular access, for demolition of all existing structures and redevelopment of the site with up to 500 dwellings; and associated works including; engineering operations, including site clearance, remediation, remodelling and deposition of inert fill material arising from demolition on site; installation of new and modification of existing services and utilities; construction of foul and surface water drainage systems, including SuDS; creation of noise mitigation bund and fencing; creation of public open space, leisure, sport and recreation facilities including equipped play areas; ecological mitigation works; construction of a building for community/sport use and associated car parking; construction of internal estate roads, private drives and other highways infrastructure and construction of pedestrian footpaths.”

The University is consulting on the amended description of development, as set out above, as well as a corresponding amendment to the Land Use Parameter Plan, which you can view here.

Comments can be made until Tuesday 4 June via email to; or by post: ‘Wheatley, c/o Avison Young, 3 Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2JB’.

Once the Appeal has been lodged with the Planning Inspectorate, there will be a further opportunity to comment, and separate notification of this process will be provided.