ABOUT JERICHO - PLANNING

Objections to Chiltern railway plans

Posted - May 19, 2010

Pollution risk

When Chiltern Railways submitted their Transport & Works Act application in January to create a new rail link between Marylebone and Oxford via Bicester, the Jericho Community Association (JCA) sent a letter of objection.

While welcoming the project in broad terms, the JCA expressed concern about air pollution due to train engines, especially regarding idling at the station. The JCA was also concerned about damage to the natural environment of the canal towpath from extra walking and cycling to and from the station – as well as the general unsuitability of the route in darkness and wet weather. There were also worries about extra nuisance and distress from train noise since the new line will be closer to Jericho than the existing ones.

Many individuals and community groups have also submitted objections and comments. These and other submissions will be considered in a future planning inquiry.

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What St Barnabas Church cost to build?

Thomas Combe the Superin­tendent of OUP and it was he who commissioned and paid for the construc­tion of the church in 1869 at a cost of £6,492. All the interior fittings were provided for about £900. The campanile was erected in 1872 for £800.

What kind of households we have?

According the to 2011 Census, almost half of Jericho households – 46% – consisted of only one person, 24% consisted of couples with or without children, 7% were student households, and 11% were other multi-person households, while 6% were single-parent households.