4 August 2017 The Begbroke and Yarnton Green Belt Campaign (BYG) today welcomed the decision from Cherwell District Council to extend its public consultation on their controversial development plans to build nearly 4,000 houses on Green Belt land around the villages of Begbroke, Yarnton and Kidlington. The consultation was originally due to run for six weeks and end on 29 August 2017 but will now run until 10 October 2017.
Chairman of BYG, Mr. Giles Lewis said: “We welcome this decision by Cherwell District Council following our calls for them to extend the length of the public consultation on these crucial development plans to build on the Green Belt around Begbroke and Yarnton. The original six week period allowed for the consultation was wholly inadequate and I thank all the residents who complained to Cherwell and helped gain this valuable additional time.”
Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon: “I am delighted the Council has seen sense on this and that they have shown willing to engage with the public on this hugely controversial plan. I now encourage as many residents as possible to take up this opportunity to have their voices heard.”
The Begbroke and Yarnton Green Belt Campaign was formed by a group of residents of these two historical villages who are most concerned about Cherwell District Council plans to build nearly 4,400 houses on Green Belt land. This would result in the merger of Begbroke, Yarnton and Kidlington into one conurbation.
More information about the Campaign is available on our website, www.ourgreenbelt.uk and you can follow us on Twitter @greenbeltby.
Figure 1. Cherwell District Council announce extension to public consultation on the partial review of the Cherwell Local Plan.