Church Road is due for clusure for up to 4 weeks for resurfacing from Holloway Road to Friday Lane.

Diversions will be along Holloway Road and London Road. Traffic will still be able to turn right into Church Road from Friday Lane.

This work is due to start on Monday 6th August.

Buses will be diverted along London Road and temporary bus stops should be provided.

Gareth Morris

Clerk to Wheatley Parish Council

Advice on Flooding

Following the flooding that took place across the village on Friday 6th July I have been asked to find out whom to contact should a similar event occur. Please note all the following information is given in good faith.

Dealing with flooding is split between 4 Agencies:

  • The Environment Agency
  • Thames Water
  • Oxfordshire County Council
  • South Oxfordshire District Council

The Environment Agency

Flood warnings are issued by the Environment Agency. See this page of the Environment Agency website to find out if there are any current flood warnings in force.

If you live in the flood plain you can sign up to the Environment Agency’s flood alert system which will enable you to receive early warnings by telephone. For more information about this service and to sign up to it call the Environment Agency’s Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

Thames Water

It would seem that Thames Water do not deal with flooding that occurs from surface water.

They are responsible for flooding caused by drains/sewers overflowing and therefore where there is a danger of contamination.

They will send a team out to deal with the immediate problem and then a decontamination team later

Their 24-hour hotline is 08459 200 800

Website: http://www.thameswater.co.uk/

Oxfordshire County Council

From OCC website: (http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/drainage-and-flooding-roads )

“We, as highway authority, will provide emergency response to flooding by closing roads, setting up diversions, pumping flooded highways, and sandbagging properties threatened by flooded highways where possible.”

EMERGENCIES AND URGENT problems should be reported by contacting

0845 310 11 11.

South Oxfordshire District Council

Whilst Oxfordshire County Council is the lead authority on dealing with flooding, it has devolved responsibility to the District Councils.

From SODC website: http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/services-and-advice/environment/flooding/causes-flooding

“Responsibility for protecting homes and businesses lies primarily with owners and/or occupiers. However, the council will always try to provide assistance where it is considered most needed and if resources, circumstances and budgets permit. The council has a limited supply of sandbags which are used primarily for the protection of vulnerable homes when occupied homes are in imminent danger of flooding. We cannot provide sandbags for protecting gardens or outbuildings.”

Monson are the company used by SODC Tel No. 01491 823475

The following is an extract from the ‘South and Vale Flood Plan 2011 – sandbag policy”

“1. The councils cannot guarantee the supply of sandbags to any premises, so residents

are urged to make their own arrangements, particularly if they live within a flood plain

or they know that their property is susceptible to flooding. Neither council has the

resources in ‘non emergency’ conditions to deliver sandbags. However, in extreme

weather conditions, the strategic director can agree to redeploy existing resources from the councils’ contractors such as waste contractors and grounds maintenance to help deliver sandbags to individual properties or agreed strategic locations.

4. Sandbags will only be provided where there is a risk of water entering a dwelling i.e.

the living area of a house. Sandbags are NOT provided to protect garages, gardens or outbuildings.

5. Where resources allow, the council will endeavour to deliver sandbags to properties

and in some circumstances deploy or position them (see paragraph 9) to protect

dwellings which are at risk of flooding.

6. The council will prioritise requests in the following order based on information taken at

the time of the request:

a) dwellings occupied by vulnerable people including the infirm or elderly”

b) dwellings which are listed buildings where flooding would cause irreparable damage

c) all other private dwellings.

Gareth Morris

Clerk to Wheatley Parish Council

10th July 2012

Wheatley Parish Council

Councillors are summoned to a meeting of the

PLANNING COMMITTEE OF THE COUNCIL

on Wednesday 11TH July  2012 in the Parish Office at 7.30pm,

Signed:

G.W.Morris

Clerk to the Council, 6th July 2012

ANY MEMBER WITH AN INTEREST TO DECLARE IN ANY AGENDA ITEM IS REMINDED TO DO SO IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING IN THE BOOK PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.

Members should endeavour to acquaint themselves with the plans before the meeting and also, if possible, visit the sites. Planning applications may be viewed:

1.  On the SODC website at: http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/ccm/planning/ApplicationCriteria.jsp?TYPE=Application2

At the Parish Office on Wednesdays and Saturdays 9.30-11.30am.

or by appointment tel: (01865) 875615.

Facilities for the disabled are available. Please ask for details.

AGENDA

1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

3. MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS MEETING HELD 13TH JUNE 2012 circulated previously

4. UPDATE ON MEETING HELD ON 13TH JUNE 2012

i) Minute 4(i) Letter to Asda’s Chief Executive

ii) Minute 4(ii) SODC – Enforcement Order on land off Windmill Lane

5. AMENDMENTS TO PREVIOUS APPLICATIONS  – None

6.  NEW PLANNING APPLICATIONS

i) P12/S1002/FUL (Full Application) (Other)Unit 2 London Road Change of use from existing use class B1 and B8 to use class B2

ii) P12/S1070/FUL (Full Application) (Minor) Wheatley Farm Shop Old London Road Demolition of stables (three blocks), storage buildings, containers, structures and kennels. Erection of multipurpose agricultural storage building and stables with additional soft landscaping

iii) P12/S116/Ful (Full Application)(Minor) Plot 1 20 Westfield Road. Erection of dwelling house (already commenced)

iv) P12/S1147/Ful (Full Application) (Minor) Land adjacent to Horspath reservoir, Old Road, Wheatley (in the Parish of Forest Hill) Construction of new reservoir ‘cell’ on land adjacent to Horspath Reservoir. Erection of sampling kiosk and ICA kiosk, CCTV security camera and pole and provision for associated landscaping, access and associated works – Full Council on 2nd July 2012 Recommended Refusal

A new Traffic Management paper is expected to be published shortly

7.  PLANNING DECISIONS AND NOTIFICATIONS

i) P11/W0185 (Minor) Land at 7 Littleworth Business Centre Littleworth Road. Demolition of three derelict sheds and erection of three modern prefabricated sheds in existingindustrial yard.- Recommend Approval – REFUSED 27.05.011 – GOING TO APPEAL – APPEAL DISMISSED 29.05.12

ii) P12/S0497 (Other) 10 Blenheim Lane The addition of 4 no 6ft pitched roof dormers to approved loft conversion with cat slide dormer to the rear Recommend Refusal GRANTED 11.06.12

iii) P11/S0148 (Minor) 132 London Road. Erection of a Marquee to be used in with the existing Public House for use from April until October this year and existing.(sic) years. To include retention of the ‘roll-a-long’ toilet unit. No Strong Views –WITHDRAWN 21.06.12

8.  CORRESPONDENCE

Barton Area Action Plan – Cllr dalton is unable to attend on 17th July

9. DATE OF NEXT MEETING  –   Wednesday 15th August 2012 – tbc