Dedicated page on OUFC stadium developments with OCC OCC - Oxford United Stadium
A decision on whether OUFC can lease or buy the land at the Triangle will be taken in public at a future cabinet meeting. This is expected to be in September 2023.
For a final decision about the development of the proposed stadium the football club would need to submit a planning application to Cherwell District Council as the local planning authority. It would then go through a full planning process involving public consultation.
|5 June 2023||Publication of OUFC final information regarding the proposed stadium (Council are waiting for these documents (as of 7th June).|
|5 June to 23 July 2023||Council to undertake public engagement on whether OUFC’s scheme meets the council’s strategic priorities (see note below)|
|19 September 2023||Cabinet meeting at which a decision will be taken on the use of the land|
Oxford United Football Club proposed stadium at the triangle site. We understand that many of our parish residents have been confused by the Kidlington Parish Council (KPC) Stadium Poll flyer that was delivered to all OX5 postcode homes beyond the KPC boundaries. That poll took place due to a motion raised at a KPC Annual Meeting and was solely for assisting KPC in forming an opinion. More information and the result can be found on KPC website: KPC website
The Oxford United Football Club (OUFC) propose to build a new stadium and have entered a Memorandum of Agreement with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) who owned land known as "the Triangle" which is located in Kidlington Parish is adjacent to Gosford & Water Eaton. Such a development would impact our parish, however we are waiting for further information about the proposal to be released on the 5th of June according to OCC's website. Once the plan details are published, we will invite members of the public (via website notice and door to door leaflet) to a meeting where parties in favour and opposed to the development might speak to the plans enabling our parish council to form an opinion. Given the consultation window that is likely to be in July but no date is set at the time of writing. Please keep watching the website for updates. Once we are in position to share more detail we will hold a meeting and will share details of that on this website and via door to door leaflets in the parish.
Houses: PR7a/ Hills Development has submitted its planning request to CDC for dwellings within the parish. As a council we have commented regarding the flats as they are out of keeping with the area and we have concerns over the height of the development.
PR6a/Bellway Homes Development This development has grown from 600 houses to 800 houses.
Bellway Homes and Christ Church have submitted an outline planning application for Water Eaton (PR6a) to Cherwell District Council.
The application has now been registered by Cherwell District Council and is available to view on the Council’s website here
. The council is asking for comments on the application by 9 June 2023.
Members of public can respond directly to CDC planning portal. The council has submitted an objection.
We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the consultation process over the last two years. The comments and feedback provided has helped shape the design of Water Eaton, and we have really valued meeting with the public and other stakeholders to discuss the site.
The application for Water Eaton includes:
• Up to 800 new homes, designed to complement the surrounding areas of Oxford, Kidlington and Cherwell.
• A primary school catering for Water Eaton and the nearby PR6b development.
• Local centre for retail, business and professional uses, including a cafe or restaurant and community building.
• Open public green spaces with play areas, allotments and landscaping.
• A cycle route through the site linking the Park & Ride and the Parkway station to Oxford and Cutteslowe Park.
• A bus lane at Oxford road, and segregated pedestrian and cycle routes suitable for commuting to Oxford city centre.
• Flood water storage ponds located in green spaces.
You can read more about our proposals by visiting Cherwell District Council’s website where the application is available to view. As this is an outline application, more detailed aspects of the site’s design will be decided at a later stage during Reserved Matters applications.