Writing to Cherwell District Council – Points to note

22nd Mar 2024

THIS IS AN ADVICE PAGE FOR SUPPORTERS WISHING TO WRITE TO CDC TO SUPPORT THE STADIUM.

FOR LINKS TO THE APPLICATION, DEADLINES AND OTHER DETAILS PLEASE READ THE ACCOMPANYING POST ON OUR NEWS FEED.

When writing to Cherwell District Council in support of the new stadium application, here are a number of points to note:

  • Be polite. We need to show the council we are so much more than the opposition paints us to be. Be polite but firm.
  • Be brief. The council receives a lot of emails and keeping yours short will make your point stronger.
  • Use your own words. We hope to have thousands of comments flooding into the council to show them the strength of our support, so make it personal.

If you are stuck for something to mention then maybe consider these points:

  • Fantastic design that blends into the landscape but offers a real identity to the area.
  • The community benefits both locally and across the county (community activities, usable green space, education, health)
  • Badly needed money and expertise to improve the sports fields on Stratfield Brake
  • The economic benefits for Kidlington, both on match days for local businesses and throughout the year.
  • Move would take us from an environmentally unsustainable stadium that is car-dependent to an all electric eco-friendly built and run stadium at the heart of public transport hub.
  • Traffic across the county would be improved by turning the stadium from one of the furthest in the league from a station to one of the nearest. A 95 minute walk at present to a 5 minute walk at the Triangle. Moving from 90% car usage to a planned 10/15%.
  • A community hub to inspire young people, lead the way in health promotion, provide local jobs and investment, and to provide world class facilities that reflect our county’s world renowned image and reputation for innovation.
  • Improved bio diversity (up by 15%), 250 more trees planted and access to a previously inaccessible scrubland.
  • Improved drainage and flood protection both on the new site and on Stratfield Brake fields.
  • The application is fully consistent with government and local policy on sustainable transport, build and operation.

Again, try not to cut and paste but by using some of these points that the planning website highlight we can show our support for the community stadium.


Thank you all for making the effort. It really does make a difference.