JERICHO WHARF NEWS ITEM
Posted - Apr 26, 2016
Jericho Wharf gets planning permission
The Jericho Wharf project has taken a major step forward. The City Council has now granted SIAHAF planning permission for its development. Before it can start construction, however, SIAHAF has to reach agreements with three key bodies. One is the Canal and River Trust with which it needs to settle a number of canal and land issues. The second is St Barnabas Parochial Church Council, since the public square relies partly on using Church land, and the development also includes work on the vicarage.
The third party is the Jericho Wharf Trust (JWT) which the City anticipates will own and run the boatyard and other community facilities. For this purpose, the City requires SIAHAF to arrive at a ‘transfer agreement’ which specifies the terms for handing over the buildings and land to the JWT. The City also has to approve this agreement and ensure it is on fair and reasonable terms that a community body could accept.
SIAHAF should be able resolve all of these issues quickly by constructive dialogue with the stakeholders. With good will on all sides, we can soon get moving, and finally get this exciting community project underway.
The Jericho Wharf Trust is responsible for all aspects of the campaign to develop the Jericho Wharf canalside site in Oxford on behalf of the communityFor a visual history of the Jericho Wharf project, please click HERE for our image gallery