Rivers of Poo

The privatised water industry is dumping raw sewage into them, and the Environment Agency has not the resources to police these illegal actions. The House of Lords asked for an amendment to the Environment Bill to stop this practice, but Conservatives in Parliament turned it down. The Thames at Wallingford, and one of our own […]

Insane housing numbers!

Even more housing is dictated for Oxfordshire in its draft plan to 2050. We and others are joined calling for peer review of the insane housing numbers. https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19675254.calls-review-huge-county-development/?ref=ebln

Crumbling bridges

The 15th century Abingdon Bridge has a loose stone. It is unsafe. Repairs are underway and traffic has been reduced to one-way.  The bridge has been taking too much traffic – and yet 3000 houses a mile down the road (and a further 1700 in Berinsfield at the other end of the road) are planned […]

Oxford Mail: is SODC’s local plan good or bad for Wallingford?

On 10 February, The ex-Mayor of Wallingford Lee Upcraft took Sue Roberts to task for challenging the local plan. He makes the point that if the local plan were overturned, the neighbour plan for Wallingford would also be ‘scrapped’ and leave Wallingford vulnerable to speculative development. On 11 February, Sue responded that ‘Wallingford’s plan will […]

Bioabundance files with High Court Re: Local Plan 2035

On Thursday 21st of January 2021, Bioabundance issued a legal claim against South Oxfordshire District Council, concerning the decision by the Council to go ahead with the Local Plan 2035. Robert Jenrick, the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) was named as an interested party.  We hope for the plan […]

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