It has a good update on the transformation happening to Didcot in terms of major development. The Green Gap is not mentioned which is good news!
It also includes a briefing about what is going to happen next. Whilst you might be unsurprised to learn that next is going to mean more houses, the article does outline the issues and explain the process. Continue reading
If that’s not impressive enough hear this. You have written well over 140,000 words. That is a long novel’s worth of articulate, referenced and passionate argument that refutes Grainger’s claims to be welcome, sustainable and good for the town and village.
There is no doubting the strength of feeling from both Didcot and East Hagbourne. The community simply does not want to lose its Green Gap.
Your campaign is front page news again today. With such strength of feeling in the community this is no surprise.
Grainger’s Mr Beresford tells us in the article that he will discuss the outcome of the consultation process with SODC. This discussion may take a while as at time of writing over 340 comments have been made. Continue reading
The third dimension of development sustainability is environmental.
Here’s the single paragraph that Grainger dedicate to the matter.“The environmental credentials of the proposal are not diluted simply because the site is currently greenfield. It has already been acknowledged by the District Council that it will need to develop greenfield sites to meet Continue reading
“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
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