Reprieve for Cothill Pitt open space

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Pyramid orchid among the spring flowers and grasses

Pyramid orchid among the spring flowers and grasses

We are pleased that the developer Martin Rowland has withdrawn his controversial plans to build on open space known as Cothill Pitt, near Abingdon in Oxfordshire. We backed our member Save Cothill Pitt in fighting the plans.

The site is open land within the green belt, which is greatly used and enjoyed by local people for informal recreation.

The development would have damaged the green character of the site, which is a haven for wildlife and a valuable green lung, with no benefit to the local community.

Says our case officer Nicola Hodgson: ‘We are greatly relieved that the applicant has seen sense and withdrawn the proposal. Local people were up in arms and we were pleased to support them in their opposition to this damaging plan.’

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