Banbury Civic Society

Welcome to the website of the Banbury Civic Society.

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Cherwell District Council will be determining Scottish Widows' plans for Castle Quay 2 after Christmas (CDC planning application 13/01601/OUT).

The Banbury Civic Society's consultation response can be found here. Our objection to the planning application can be found here, as can the objections of the Canal & River Trust (formerly British Waterways) and the Inland Waterways Association. The objections of the Environment Agency, Banbury Town Council and many others may be found on Cherwell's website. We understand Cherwell's officers will be recommending an approval of the scheme as submitted. Comments may be made to CDC at

The consultation of Changes to Cherwell Local Plan Proposed Submission, amended Proposals Maps and an updated Sustainability Appraisal is now ended. The Society has filed a response. We eagerly await the publication of this Local Plan.

The Society's Canalside Vision complements our response to the Cherwell District Council consultation on the proposed regeneration of Banbury’s 'Canalside' area, the greatest potential change to affect Banbury for a generation.

We produce a newsletter twice a year to keep our members and interested parties informed. 

You can also read our current news from the menu at the left.

Do you have friends, family or colleagues who share your interest in Banbury’s well-being? Help us recruit new members with the recently updated membership form. More members = more action. More members = a louder voice. Help us help Banbury.