“The social merits of the proposal cannot be disputed, with the delivery of the proposal aiding in meeting one of the Council’s key priorities of delivering more affordable homes across the District. As such, the development would have a significant positive effect on providing the housing needed for present and future generations within a high quality environment.” Continue reading
“There are three dimensions to sustainable development recognised within the NPPF; economic, social and environmental. In respect of the former, the proposal represents an opportunity to contribute to the building of a ‘strong, responsive and competitive economy’, by providing the LPA with an opportunity to deliver housing land in the right location to support growth, and principally via the construction of the homes, support the local economy and job creation within the wider Science Vale” Continue reading
Grainger states that their strategy consists of four strands. So let’s present the corporate-speak and then let’s translate this into English.
1. Leading the market and creating new business opportunities. And now in English: this means making more cash than anyone else through speculative development. Continue reading
You have said this scheme is not to plan and unsustainable. You have asked how Didcot’s road infrastructure can cope with this extra burden and expressed your worries about Road Safety. You have pointed out that our primary schools are full. Continue reading
Councillor Margaret Davies presented a report to the Planning Committee that detailed how “the application does not Continue reading
In Grainger’s Landscape and Visual Impact assessment he tells us that “This boundary planting has … been strategically designed to retain a perceived gap between development to the north and south”. Let’s be blunt here. Currently, the gap is no perceptual trompe l’oeil. It is physical. It is real. It is fact. If the existing gap were only “perceptual”, it would perhaps be possible to retain it. It is not. So it isn’t. Continue reading
Before the year is out the Council will decide whether you will have 170 new houses right on your door step. And a welcome sign for 350 more. Or not. Continue reading