Category Archives: Recovery from fire

Vale recovery latest

Emails are back up. Websites are back up, with partial functionality.

See the temporary website here:

See the Vale website here:

Planning system is not functional yet (it relies on other systems that aren’t fully up yet.)

Offices are a total loss and will be rebuilt. This may take 3 years. In the meantime, office accommodation is being actively sought. The Vale and South Oxfordshire were fully insured for contents and buildings.

Planning department: By sheer good luck, all the hard copies of Local responses were stored in Abbey House, whilst everything else is backed up. Hard copies of historical planning documents (pre c1985)  are lost and are probably not recoverable. Neighbourhood Plan referenda for Drayton and Great Coxwell have been knocked back one week whilst election services gather back up electoral information. Not known how consultation and determination deadlines ar affected. I have asked today for a statement from Planning.