Recent news items

How we move forward

Cornerstone’s planning application for Jericho Wharf has been refused. The City and community should now seize the initiative.

<p>Discussions with CRT have enabled JWT to identify options for a bridge into the square</p>
Jun 03 2022
Safeguarding this space

We must re-assert community priorities for this critical site.

<p><i>Left to right: the site includes the Dawson Place garages alongside the Church, the car park currently rented by College Cruisers, the previous boatyard dock, and the canal frontage to the bottom of Great Clarendon Street. Note the delineation is only approximate. This site, which was originally publicly owned, is the last possible location in Jericho for community facilities and affordable housing. </i></p>
Apr 29 2022
A resounding refusal

On March 23rd the Oxford City Council planning committee unanimously refused the application by Cornerstone Land for the development of Jericho Wharf.

<p><i>All ten members of the Planning Committee vote to refuse the application</i></p>
Mar 24 2022
Officers advise, Councillors decide

On March 23rd the City Council Planning Committee will decide on proposals for developing the Jericho Wharf site. This will be a crucial stage in a long-running saga of failed or unimplemented planning applications – and continuing community frustration. Unfortunately, this time the developer has fallen far short of what this unique site could offer.

<p>The Planning Committee meeting will be at 6.00 pm in the Town Hall on Wednesday March 23rd. It is also being livestreamed on the <a href=City Council YouTube channel

Mar 20 2022
Why this plan will not do

The Jericho Wharf development has now been reduced so severely from the original community vision that it is unacceptable. This saga has gone on far too long, but we must not lose at the final step. The City Council should refuse the current application and enable Jericho and Oxford to achieve the development that this historic site deserves – and which is now well within reach..

Feb 02 2022
Vision for Jericho Wharf development in jeopardy

Community groups and heritage campaigners call on Oxford City Council to reject new planning application – as developer abandons key features of landmark Jericho Wharf scheme

Nov 29 2021