News and information from the Parish Council
Gladman verdict expected in October
The inspector’s verdict on the public inquiry into 245 houses proposed by speculators Gladman in Dunsden is expected at the end of October, following a delayed conclusion to the appeal hearing in August. There was much closely argued debate about the significance of the Oxfordshire Growth Deal for 100,000 new houses in the county before 2031. It was also claimed that the recently selected corridor for the new Oxford-Cambridge Expressway was of significance.
This parish council fully supports Eye & Dunsden PC’s opposition to the scheme as wholly inappropriate for a parish of 150 houses and setting a precedent for local development on farmland.
SODC is also considering land between Playhatch and Caversham Park Village as a potential new site for housing development. The area of farmland has been added alongside other land at Playhatch, Palmer’s Riding Stables and Reading Golf Club into a study of possible sites for future housing. A further announcement is expected in December. See www.cagedunsden.org for more details.
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Regulations concerning data protection have changed. The Parish Council has prepared documents which reflect and clarify these alterations and how they affect you. Please look at the information, on the Parish Council page, which explains how the council uses and stores any information concerning you. (See also Parish Council minutes May, June and July 2018.)
As SODC can no longer put up notices on site for every planning application we have decided to publish them on this website instead. You can use the link to look up the application on-line and make your own comments direct to SODCLook at applications