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INSPECTOR APPROVES SITE B

Over 550 new houses could eventually be built on the Brightwell side of Wallingford 'Site B' after the planning inspector has given the go-ahead to SODC's core strategy.

While the inspector concedes that there is little to choose between Site B and Site E on the Winterbrook side of the town he has eventually agreed with the council's choice of Site B as the preferred option.

In an email to all parishioners, John Rodda writes:

"The result is a serious blow to the Parish Council and to its policy of maintaining the
rural setting of the village. The urban fringe of Wallingford will advance towards Slade
End with only the length of a rugby pitch separating us from the town. There will be a
substantial increase in the hazard to users of the bypass when those residing on Site B
try to turn in or out, to say nothing of the increased flow of traffic. More vehicles will
be tempted to traverse Wallingford, raising levels of pollution at the Lamb cross roads
further above the required limits."

The Parish Council will be considering its next move at its meeting on November 20th.

To follow the inspector's reasoning, read pages 17 to 24 of the full report on the SODC website. http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/services-and-advice/planning-and-building/planning-policy/core-strategy-inspectors-report
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