Waterways Management Company (WMC)
Management Committee Objectives 2016-2017
Produce a maintenance plan for the watercourse.
Acquire the freehold of the estate from Berkeley
Homes at a suitable time.
Support members during the construction and implementation
of the new railway line.
Produce a plan for the lakeside trees and
Produce an asset management plan for the
exploratory work for the tendering of the managing agent contract.
Explore the desirability and practicality of
CCTV for apartment blocks.
8 Tender out the contract for the auditing of the
In spring 2015 members of the Management Committee carried out Character Assessments of the estate, divided into four areas (excluding Rackham Place and Ryder Close which are the responsibility of GreenSquare). These were done in accordance with guidelines and templates devised by Oxford City Council and are intended to help and guide the council and local residents in the planning and development processes and decisions. Full details of the aims of the scheme and how they are carried out can be found on the Oxford City Council website at www.oxford.gov.uk The four assessments have been submitted to the council and copies can be found below on the attached files. The Assessments complement and amplify the Development Guidelines (see file below) which the Management Committee produced in 2014 and which are meant to guide house owners on the estate when considering developments to their property.
Council Plans for Parking in Elizabeth Jennings Way and Frenchay Road
We are all aware of the problems caused by commuters parking across the estate. The WMC Committee thinks that this will only be solved ultimately by a residents parking scheme and it will be pressing for this. In the meantime the County Council, which is responsible for the adopted roads on the estate, proposed new parking arrangements to solve the immediate safety issues in Frenchay Road and by the nursery in Elizabeth Jennings Way. The proposals are attached below. There were several comments made about the Frenchay Road proposal and so the council will be producing a revised scheme for that road in the summer of 2017. In the meantime, the scheme for Elizabeth Jennings Way has now been completed and the double yellow lines extended.
Character Assessments and Development Guidelines