Parish Council Report


The Parish Council met on Tuesday 7th June with 3 Parish Councillors, Sally Povolotsky, Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) Councillor and Vale of White Horse District Council (VWHDC) and 8 members of the public being present.


John Clark took the Chair. Councillor Sally Povolotsky was congratulated on her success in the district elections. She now represents Steventon with both Oxfordshire County Council and the Vale of White Horse District Council. Concern was expressed that:


  • Little Lane is very overgrown making walking on the public footpath difficult.
  • A car on the verge in the Hanney Road is making grass cutting difficult,
  • There are dead branches on a cherry tree on a Causeway verge.
  • Little information was forthcoming regarding Truck, the meeting was informed that there was to a public consultation to be held on 28th June at 6 pm in the village hall, to explain and take feedback on concerns.


Speedwatch is going ahead, sufficient equipment has been sourced and training is in hand. Signs will appear at the approaches to the village indicating entry to a speedwatch area.


Outline planning application for up to 80 residential dwellings (including up to 35% affordable housing), and 0.27 hectares for C2 use as a residential care Home on Land off Abingdon Road Steventon has been refused by VWHDC. The reasons for refusal being that this is an unallocated site beyond the built up limits of Steventon extending into the open countryside in a manner which does not accord with the District Council’s strategy for growth as set out in the Development Plan. The proposal is therefore contrary to the adopted Vale of White Horse Local Plan 2031 Part 1.


The next Parish Council meeting is on Tuesday June 7th 2022 at 7pm in Steventon Village Hall.


Dr Chris Wilding