New public greenspace and burial meadow

Closed 23 Jul 2023

Opened 3 Jul 2023


After extensive searches for a suitable new burial site, Oxford City Council recently announced work is progressing to deliver a new public green space and tranquil burial meadow on land it owns off Oxford Rd towards Horspath.

The new burial meadow is a 17-acre field of Council owned land off Oxford Road towards Horspath.  The planned site is large enough to accommodate burial needs for about 40 years; all set within an attractive new landscape space featuring new tree planting, wildflower meadows, and new path links around Shotover Woods.

Why your views matter

Key stakeholders have been involved in developing the project brief for a burial meadow with ecological enhancements, and improved access to existing paths towards Shotover Woods. 

The Council is now inviting residents to get involved and give their views on the initial outline designs that have been developed for this new community greenspace with burial use.

Your views will help shape more detailed designs that are then expected to be submitted for planning approval over the summer.



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