Talks over homes near Kassam Stadium in Oxford

Oxford City Council says plans are in the pipeline for 250 homes near the Kassam

Oxford City Council says plans are in the pipeline for 250 homes near the Kassam

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OXFORD City Council is in discussions with a developer about plans for 250 homes near the Kassam Stadium.

It is understood the 250 homes would be built on land which is currently used as the stadium’s overflow car park.

The city council has said it will not confirm who the developer is.

Land around the Kassam Stadium has been earmarked for homes by the city council, but on the condition that the stadium remains and any development does not prevent the West Stand from being built in the future.

 

 

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11:04am Mon 6 Jan 14

norton manor says...

hope they get the entrance and exit + the parking on the site sorted before building is permitted to start
hope they get the entrance and exit + the parking on the site sorted before building is permitted to start norton manor
  • Score: -107

11:23am Mon 6 Jan 14

camden says...

Totally Bonkers. Car parking at the Stadium is already difficult. At busy times it is a total nightmare. I find the decision making process of Oxford City council staggering. For many years the residents of Headington suffered parking misery, answer move Oxford United to the edge of the city, problem solved. Oxford City councils next move, "lets build lots of house's around the stadium so that now the residents of Greater Leys and surronding area's suffer parking misery. Honestly you could not make this up, as I have already said TOTALLY BONKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Totally Bonkers. Car parking at the Stadium is already difficult. At busy times it is a total nightmare. I find the decision making process of Oxford City council staggering. For many years the residents of Headington suffered parking misery, answer move Oxford United to the edge of the city, problem solved. Oxford City councils next move, "lets build lots of house's around the stadium so that now the residents of Greater Leys and surronding area's suffer parking misery. Honestly you could not make this up, as I have already said TOTALLY BONKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! camden
  • Score: -102

12:28pm Mon 6 Jan 14

David Janes says...

More beautiful countryside potentially swallowed up by houseing developers with Oxford City Council's blessing by the look of it.
The desicration of our countryside should not be allowed to happen.
More beautiful countryside potentially swallowed up by houseing developers with Oxford City Council's blessing by the look of it. The desicration of our countryside should not be allowed to happen. David Janes
  • Score: -7

1:03pm Mon 6 Jan 14

OxfordResident says...

David Janes wrote:
More beautiful countryside potentially swallowed up by houseing developers with Oxford City Council's blessing by the look of it.
The desicration of our countryside should not be allowed to happen.
You could of course read the article. it is car park land around a football stadium...hardly "beautiful countryside"
[quote][p][bold]David Janes[/bold] wrote: More beautiful countryside potentially swallowed up by houseing developers with Oxford City Council's blessing by the look of it. The desicration of our countryside should not be allowed to happen.[/p][/quote]You could of course read the article. it is car park land around a football stadium...hardly "beautiful countryside" OxfordResident
  • Score: -84

1:12pm Mon 6 Jan 14

horsham says...

A lot of fans travel by car to the matches, hence the overflow car park. Where will this traffic be able to park? The entrance/exit is bad as it is now.

Oxford City Council will do anything, and I do mean anything to make money. Kassam won't mind or care.

There has never been any joined up long term thinking about the stadium and location. This is another 'just bolt it on' idea!!
A lot of fans travel by car to the matches, hence the overflow car park. Where will this traffic be able to park? The entrance/exit is bad as it is now. Oxford City Council will do anything, and I do mean anything to make money. Kassam won't mind or care. There has never been any joined up long term thinking about the stadium and location. This is another 'just bolt it on' idea!! horsham
  • Score: -80

1:26pm Mon 6 Jan 14

howardl says...

Why always at this end of Oxford?
Why always at this end of Oxford? howardl
  • Score: -75

2:14pm Mon 6 Jan 14

downsview says...

howardl wrote:
Why always at this end of Oxford?
Partly because NOxford wields a lot more than L'more/B Leys & partly because this is one area that 'doesn't' flood

Still pretty silly to build on the overspill as I doubt Kassam will fund a multi storey car-park for the stadium/leisure park.
[quote][p][bold]howardl[/bold] wrote: Why always at this end of Oxford?[/p][/quote]Partly because NOxford wields a lot more than L'more/B Leys & partly because this is one area that 'doesn't' flood Still pretty silly to build on the overspill as I doubt Kassam will fund a multi storey car-park for the stadium/leisure park. downsview
  • Score: -83

2:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

They'll need to build a muti-storey car park first...

Then ensure that land is left for a future railway station to serve the Kassam/Science Park/Littlemore
They'll need to build a muti-storey car park first... Then ensure that land is left for a future railway station to serve the Kassam/Science Park/Littlemore Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: -8

3:25pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Kennys hat says...

Has anyone from the council actually visited the site on a matchday? This car park is mostly full every time.
Has anyone from the council actually visited the site on a matchday? This car park is mostly full every time. Kennys hat
  • Score: -85

5:32pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Brenda Jackson says...

There has to be caution with anything that involves k***am and any new development around the City. I hope the Council will take into account their previous dealings with the stadium owner, and look very very carefully at the 'small print.' There might be a deal that suits all interested party's, and one that will benefit OUFC in particular, the proposals are for a substantial amount of housing -and huge amounts of profit, potentially. If there is some 'Social housing' included, the 4th stand gets built, the Stadium is sold to the Football at a more realistic price than being quoted, and, the parking issues are resolved, who cares that Mr Greedy gets to stash more cash under his pillow?
There has to be caution with anything that involves k***am and any new development around the City. I hope the Council will take into account their previous dealings with the stadium owner, and look very very carefully at the 'small print.' There might be a deal that suits all interested party's, and one that will benefit OUFC in particular, the proposals are for a substantial amount of housing -and huge amounts of profit, potentially. If there is some 'Social housing' included, the 4th stand gets built, the Stadium is sold to the Football at a more realistic price than being quoted, and, the parking issues are resolved, who cares that Mr Greedy gets to stash more cash under his pillow? Brenda Jackson
  • Score: -98

6:13pm Mon 6 Jan 14

colinharry says...

FFS stop messing about with 200 homes on a much used car park and get those 4500 homes built on that "beautiful" part of the countryside with the electric pylon and sewerage works....you know.......well the nimbys from Garsington do ;)
FFS stop messing about with 200 homes on a much used car park and get those 4500 homes built on that "beautiful" part of the countryside with the electric pylon and sewerage works....you know.......well the nimbys from Garsington do ;) colinharry
  • Score: -284

7:48pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Myron Blatz says...

There has to be more than a touch of irony in this news - the people of Littlemore already suffer from football fans parking all over the village when there's a match at the Kassam (which is actually in Littlemore, not Blackbird or Greater Leys) and yet it seems that Oxford City Council is gagging at the bit to see 250 moe homes built upon the land in question - which means not just 250 homes, but perhaps around 500 people AND their vehicles, in an area which has no effective public transport, other than the nearby transport joke called 16/16A Minchery Farm! - which according to a pal and his wife and family who live over there, Stagecoach Oxfordshire couldn't even be bothered to run a Sunday Service (as stated on its timetable) on New Year's day for the 6,000 people who already live in Littlemore (and those in Florence Park and Donnington who also share the 16/16A services) despite both Rose Hill and Blackbird Leys having Sunday Services on New Year's Day 2014. Interestingly, my pal wonders what happened to the Stagecoah 12 service to Greater Leys on New Year's Day, since it forms part of the 12/16/16A services?
There has to be more than a touch of irony in this news - the people of Littlemore already suffer from football fans parking all over the village when there's a match at the Kassam (which is actually in Littlemore, not Blackbird or Greater Leys) and yet it seems that Oxford City Council is gagging at the bit to see 250 moe homes built upon the land in question - which means not just 250 homes, but perhaps around 500 people AND their vehicles, in an area which has no effective public transport, other than the nearby transport joke called 16/16A Minchery Farm! - which according to a pal and his wife and family who live over there, Stagecoach Oxfordshire couldn't even be bothered to run a Sunday Service (as stated on its timetable) on New Year's day for the 6,000 people who already live in Littlemore (and those in Florence Park and Donnington who also share the 16/16A services) despite both Rose Hill and Blackbird Leys having Sunday Services on New Year's Day 2014. Interestingly, my pal wonders what happened to the Stagecoah 12 service to Greater Leys on New Year's Day, since it forms part of the 12/16/16A services? Myron Blatz
  • Score: -111

5:59pm Tue 7 Jan 14

disco80 says...

There is loads of parking available if people were allowed to park both sides of grenoble road and if the oxford science park allowed people to park on their site even for a small fee which was then donated to charity. Not many people know or care what goes on in the science park we just want somewhere to park
There is loads of parking available if people were allowed to park both sides of grenoble road and if the oxford science park allowed people to park on their site even for a small fee which was then donated to charity. Not many people know or care what goes on in the science park we just want somewhere to park disco80
  • Score: -99

8:09pm Tue 7 Jan 14

colinharry says...

If that cont Kasham owns the land.....NO
If that cont Kasham owns the land.....NO colinharry
  • Score: -277

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