Nurton and their agents JCG Land & Property continue with their “masterplan”. They wrote to residents again this week – upping the offer to buy their homes. Ironically they want to demolish houses to provide access to the Shortlands Farm site south of the Grainger land.
…SODC has a plan for housing. It is called the Core Strategy 2012. It was creating following endless rounds of consultation and analysis. It looked at and examined all the options. The Green Gap was included in all this and deemed the least appropriate of all options. It was reviewed, challenged (by Grainger of course) and approved at both local and national level. Continue reading
Ed Vaizey MP confirmed unequivocally that he supports our campaign. Thanks Ed.
On the same day Ed talked eloquently on BBC Radio Oxfordshire (from 8 mins) about the point of principal that underpins his views.
ITV Meridian News broadcast a great 2.5 minute film about us and the threat that we fighting. They are keen to keep following our story.
That’s Oxford TV ran a news item too. The Campaign’s Nick Wright tells it like it is – while Grainger’s flimsy retort tells it like it isn’t.
And to top the week off The Oxfordshire Guardian splashed us on the front page.
SODC and Grainger take heed. We are headline news. We are here to stay. We are not going to go away.
At time of writing, SODC’s website still shows that the EIA consultation period is open and indeed responses (all being objections) are still being posted by concerned residents.
The website says that consideration has yet to take place.
The website says that no decision has taken.
However, it transpires that the decision was taken back on 20th August. Continue reading
Another developer, Nurton, has an option on the rest of the site (see map). Their agent submitted the site to SODC for consideration for housing in 2014 and they have been busy since creating what they call their ‘masterplan’. Continue reading
When we asked Grainger to exhibit their plans in Didcot they refused. Unlike them we think the people of Millbrook and Northbourne have a right to know about a huge housing estate that is planned for where they live.
He was impressed by what he called on Twitter the “huge turnout”.
Ed listened attentively to the issues – and was particularly concerned that should the Grainger plan go through that the land controlled by Nurton would be next. Continue reading