POETS highlight Bioabundance case in critique of Oxfordshire’s Democratic Deficit

The planning and environmental group, POETS is raising serious concerns about the erosion of local democracy in Oxfordshire where central government and bodies that are remote, unelected and unaccountable to local people are taking control of the planning process. The critique cites the legal challenge of Bioabundance against SODC. In  DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT 2021 Who decides Oxfordshire’s […]

Sue Roberts Interviewed about flooding

Land earmarked for thousands of new homes in south Oxfordshire remains waterlogged, with more flood warnings in place across the county. The proposal to build up to 3,000 homes near Grenoble Road was approved in December after years of debate. However, flooding at the weekend has led to concerns over whether the site is suitable. […]

Guardian interview with Sue Roberts

“UK plan to build 24,000 homes faces legal challenge” “Robert Jenrick accused of ‘massive intervention’ on scheme incompatible with commitment to climate crisis Campaigners are challenging the Oxfordshire plan on the grounds that Jenrick’s intervention was inappropriate and that the proposed number of houses breaches the government’s legally binding commitment to hit net zero by […]

BBC South Today: Bioabundance legal action

Bioabundance is taking action against South Oxfordshire District Council because central government put pressure on councillors to adopt a controversial local plan for 13,500 new homes that doesn’t do enough to tackle climate change. Sue Roberts comments, that a local plan can only reduce climate change by reducing the amount of greenhouse gase in the […]

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 […]

South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2035

Bioabundance Community Interest Company is challenging the South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2035 (LP2035) on the grounds of climate change, improper pressure put on councillors to adopt the plan, excessive and incorrectly calculated housing numbers, and inadequate consultation. Lawyers from Brighton Legal Clinic has generously helped, without charge, and will continue to do so. They have […]

South Oxfordshire District Council votes through the Local Plan 2035

Bioabundance was dismayed at the Fateful Vote of 10th December 2020 when councillors at South Oxfordshire voted through the Local Plan 2035. We know councillors felt forced to adopt the plan that they hated as much as their electorate does. It will do untold damage to our land. In response, on the 4th January, Bioabundance […]

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