[Update: residents are forming a campaign group in opposition to Greenlight's proposal. They are meeting at Hagbourne Village Hall on Friday 14th July at 7.30pm. See flyer here.]
Greenlight Developments has lodged their application for up to 74 units next to Hagbourne Village Hall. It is now live on SODC's Planning Portal. The consultation will begin in the next day or two.
Greenlight Developments presented their plans to East Hagbourne Parish Council on 22nd June. Attending residents were very vocal and articulate in their objections to the scheme. Traffic volume, road safety worries, and loss of rural landscape were recurrent themes. Since then Greenlight has met with representatives of the school, Village Hall committee and Parish Council.
While Greenlight’s approach contrasts with that of Catesby and Grainger it is notable that what first emerged as a plan for 74 houses remains as such. While there have been discussions about extra parking for the Village Hall and the future of the school playing fields nothing concrete has emerged. The scheme remains outside of SODC’s core strategy. It is a speculative scheme at conflict with planning policy and the vision of Didcot Garden Town.
Residents are gearing up to campaign against Greenlight’s scheme. If you want to be involved please email and we will put you in touch.