To acquire the necessary land we submitted an application to the Secretary of State for Transport in June 2021.
The evidence we submitted to support our TWAO application is stored on this dedicated page.
A public inquiry was held in Oxford from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9 December 2021. Further information about the hearing can be found on the Gateley Hamer Oxford Station Phase 2 Improvements page.
Following the public inquiry, the planning inspector submitted his report to the Secretary of State for Transport for him to consider. On Tuesday 21 June 2022 the Secretary of State approved the Transport and Works Act Order. Details of the decision can be found on the Department for Transport website.
Notice confirming the determination to make the order was published in the London Gazette and Oxford Mail on Friday 8 July and stating any challenge to it must be brought within a period of 42 days, which ended on Friday 19 August 2022.
Please find notices served for temporary/permanent possession of land related to the Oxford Phase 2 Project;
Prior approval application documents
An application for “prior approval” was made to Oxford City Council in July 2021 under Part 18 Class A to Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order (GDPO) as a permitted development. While the project does not require full planning permission, Oxford City Council must give its “prior approval” of the scheme to the siting and appearance. The application was considered by the Oxford City Planning Committee in November 2021, with approval being granted.
Key documents from the application can be viewed below or the full submission is available on the Oxford City Council website, along with the minutes from the meeting.
Our application for “prior approval” includes an Environmental Statement which is based on the full Environmental Impact Assessment we have carried out as per the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017. All the documents can be viewed below.
Environmental Statement documents
The scope of the Environmental Impact Assessment was agreed with the council in January 2021, after consultation with the statutory consultees such as the Highways Authority, Environment Agency, Natural England etc. The documents below were submitted to the council in 2020 as part of the scoping discussions. During that process, the extent of the development work has been reduced, so some of the details in the document have changed.
Environmental Impact Assessment scoping documents
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