Decision details

New street name - Access road for new school - West Witney

Decision Maker: Climate, Biodiversity & Planning

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The committee received and considered a request to name a new school access road at the West Witney development.


Members felt that the suggestions of School Road and School Lane were too generic and an alternative suggestion by the River Learning Trust of River Road did not fit in with the development’s naming style.


The Committee suggested an alternative name of Isabelle Spencer Way. Isabelle Spencer was a key figure within education in Witney from 1946 teaching and becoming the School Mistress/Deputy Head at Henry Box. She bequeathed a considerable amount of money to continue to support young people and education via the Witney Educational Foundation. The committee also thought it was in keeping with the other road names in the vicinity – Alice Batt and Mary Box.




1.       That the Street naming request at Windrush Place be noted; and,


2.       That Witney Town Council suggests the alternative name of ‘Isabelle Spencer Way’; and,


3.       That this suggestion be forwarded to the Address management Office at West Oxfordshire District Council for consideration.


Publication date: 09/03/2021

Date of decision: 09/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/03/2021 - Climate, Biodiversity & Planning

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