CAGE has launched its fighting fund to pay for its battle against Gladman Developments in May. Will you help us accumulate sufficient funds to pay for expert evidence to prove just why Gladman's objectionable appeal should be rejected? Nearly 500 people registered their objections to Gladman's plan for 245 unsustainable houses in tiny Eye & Dunsden Parish, next to Emmer Green. If each of them contributes just £20 we would meet out £10,000 target. Please help us. Gladman boast
GetReading has reported on the spiralling cost of providing new school places in the Borough, in the light of a 44% rise in pupil numbers over 2010–2018. According to the report, each new primary school place in Reading costs on average a massive £23,579. The Gladman development would theoreticaly fall within the catchment of Shiplake primary where potential pupils have been sent to distant schools because of the shortage of places. CAGE estimate that it would cost around £1.
Our MP John Howell visited the Gladman site this afternoon and pledged to work with Reading East MP Rob Wilson to support the CAGE campaign against 245 unsustainable houses in the Chilterns landscape close to Emmer Green. At the meeting at Bryant's Farm, he heard that if the houses are built they will place an intolerable burden on local schools in both Reading as well as South Oxfordshire, where primaries are already struggling to cope with an influx from Reading's hard-pres
The Gladman site consists of a beautiful Chilterns dip slope landscape which the Conservation Board is in the process of reviewing for inclusion in the AONB. Even though the AONB is just a field a way, SODC failed to consult the Board. CAGE asked the Board to comment and their comments are decisive: Permitting this planning application would have the effect of prejudicing this AONB boundary review application. Once permitted for housing, there is no prospect that the land wou
As reported in the Henley Standard, Councillor Paul Harrison has criticised his own Planning Department in the strongest possible terms: “The planning department is too large with too many officers who are more interested in seeing developers as their customers rather than the residents of South Oxfordshire.
“They’re looking out for their own jobs and throwing the rest of the district away.”
He added: “Too many of the councillors go with the officers every time.”
Hedges add character to the local landscape and provide significant habitat for wildlife. The Gladman plan requires the loss of a long stretch of hedgerow to provide access from a dangerous stretch of the Peppard Road, just beyond the pond to the left of the picture. Last minute information filed by the applicants just before Christmas shows how a long length of hedge will be torn up on both sides of the road as part of the application. Trees will also be lost to create new b
Local newspapers have been responding to the threat of the Gladman application for 245 houses in Eye & Dunsden. The The Henley Standard quotes Emmer Green Residents Association as saying they are concerned the development could set a precedent: “We are concerned by the likelihood of a successful application leading to further proposals in the same area. The impact of a number of proposals would be huge and the more difficult to deal with on a piecemeal basis.
A clear case against the Gladman application for 245 unsustainable houses in Eye & Dunsden has been made by many people who have already commented on the SODC website. To find out more you can read the submission made by Eye & Dunsden Parish Council below. P16/S3630/O – development of up to 245 residential dwellings, land off Peppard Road, Emmer Green, Gladman Developments Ltd Eye & Dunsden Parish Council Response 1. The landowners have proposed the site as an urban extension