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Developer says work could start this summer

Progress report in Oxford Mail

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Posted January 30 2019

On January 29, In response to a query from the Oxford Mail, Nick Band, a spokesman for SIAHAF, the developer, said: “We are fully committed to developing this site and are pleased to say that we have reached an outline agreement with the trust on the revised detail of the scheme.”

Mr Band said he was hopeful work could start this summer and added: “We have made a few modifications to the original plan but the fundamental development remains the same. We hope to put the revised scheme back into planning very soon.”

The latest design would also feature a community centre with a cafe and nursery, but no restaurant and fewer new homes than previously planned.

Bruce Heagerty, Secretary of the Jericho Community Boatyard and trustee of the Jericho Wharf Trust, said: “The Jericho Community Boatyard is a constituent member of the Jericho Wharf Trust with whom we’ve been working, along with the owners of the wharf to design a new boatyard and community centre. “The negotiations have been mostly positive and constructive. After 13 years waiting for a replacement yard, we are very keen to see the new boatyard built. At present the nearest alternative boatyard is…

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