9 July 2015

Refurbishment Plans for Oxfordshire Farm

A public information event will be held to share the University of Oxford’s proposals for the refurbishment of outbuildings at Overford Farm in Wytham.

The University of Oxford held a public information event on 9 July to share its proposals for the refurbishment of outbuildings at Overford Farm in Wytham.

The property at Overford Farm has been within the ownership of the University of Oxford since 1943 when it was acquired from Raymond Ffennel, the former owner of the Wytham Estate.

More recently, the University has been considering the options for the long term future of this historic farm yard setting which over recent years has become under-used.

A number of options for the future of the farm yard and outbuildings have been considered paying careful regard to the character of the setting and the local planning context.

The proposal now being pursued for the refurbishment of the barns and outbuildings is to convert them and change their use from agricultural buildings to form four residential properties.

It is anticipated that an application for this development will be submitted to the Vale of White Horse District council towards the end of July.

In advance of making this application, the University has held a public information event setting out the history of the buildings, key issues affecting them and the plans for their proposed conversion.

The information boards setting out the proposals can be accessed here: Overford Farm Information Display Boards (3,896kb).

If you have any comments that you would like us to take into account in the proposals please email your feedback to: public.consultation@admin.ox.ac.uk.