The Secretary of State has today confirmed the Government will not be calling in the planning application for the proposed extension of the Seacourt Park & Ride facility.
The decision was communicated to Oxford City Council in a letter from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The letter explains that having carefully considered the application, the Secretary of State was content that it should be determined by the local planning authority.
This marks the conclusion of the planning process for the Seacourt application, which saw approval by both the West Area Planning Committee and the Planning Review Committee. The City Council will therefore issue the official decision notice.
Councillor Alex Hollingsworth, Board Member for Planning & Regulatory Services, said: “I’m pleased that the Secretary of State has seen no reason to question the grounds for the decision made independently by our Planning Committees. Work on this much-needed capacity expansion of the City’s western park and ride facility can now commence.”