Monthly Archives: August 2015

We love it when…

Badge…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

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Here’s the news SODC & Grainger … this is not going to go away

oxfordshire guardian 03The Green Gap has been all over the news this week.

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.

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We are sorry

question-markWe are totally flabbergasted, flummoxed and other words beginning with F by SODC’s decision and decision making process.

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

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170 or 500 more houses on New Road?

Great_eastern_parkMore and more people are becoming aware of The Grainger Danger of around 170 new dwellings on The Green Gap. However, it turns out that this is merely a ‘Trojan horse’ development.

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

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