Case studies

Stewardship in Chipping Norton: community assets, options and next steps (2023)

This was a commissioned research study for Chipping Norton Town Council. The study: analyses the current provision of assets in the town and begins to identify what (other) assets are needed; considers stewardship opportunities in relation to assets, including what asset/s might initially be stewarded, while keeping open the option to take on others in […]

Stewardship Support for Eynsham Parish Council (2022-present)

CFO is consultant to the Eynsham Neighbourhood Plan. This includes advising on stewardship strategies to underpin a holistic solution/s encompassing both Salt Cross Garden Village and West Eynsham SDA. We have developed bespoke stewardship rationale and policies for the NP, while undertaking workshops with the Parish Council regarding stewardship options and formulating a roadmap to […]

Spade Oak Quarry, Little Marlow, Bucks

This former sand quarry, owned and operated by Tarmac for many years, comprises a substantial water body adjacent to the River Thames at Little Marlow. It is an important refuge for birds and over time has seen growth of reedbeds. A local trust sought to secure a long-term stewardship arrangement over this area as part […]

Buckland Park Lake, Surrey

This is a privately-owned (family trust) 100-acre former sand quarry. The operation ceased 30 years ago and the site has since gradually filled to become one of Surrey’s largest water bodies, part of which comprises a shallow lagoon area suitable for open swimming. The site is part of a much larger farming estate in Surrey. […]