On 30th July 2020 CDWA reported "We’re sorry to have to let you know that CDWA (which includes Kidlington Development Watch) has lost its legal challenge to the Cherwell Local Plan Partial Review. We always knew this would be a difficult case to win as there is a very high bar to overcome in challenging a local plan. Most cases fail to reach a court hearing, so we did well to get as far as we did.
We want to thank all the organisations, local Parish Councils and the very many individuals who supported us and generously provided funds to meet the substantial legal costs. Throughout, we have been encouraged by knowing that we overwhelmingly represented local opinion. It was important to take a stand for local voices and we remain proud of what we have achieved".
Sad day! So much for local democracy. Thank you for all the tireless work you have put into trying to save our green belt. You could not have tried harder. I think we are all totally disillusioned with our government, our district council, our political and planning processes. If only people will respond at the next elections
I so blame the University/colleges and the City Council for manoeuvring this decision, and the Government is also to blame for not keeping its word to protect green spaces. Every time I drive past the golf course I feel so sad for its members that such a lovely space is to be built on.
So sorry to hear this news. Thank you so much for all your efforts over the last few years. You deserved a much better outcome.
In the recent county council elections, for the first time ever, I did not vote for any of the existing incumbents! Not my preferred choice necessarily, but they all need a dose of reality!
This is a big thank you to you and all your committee for all your efforts. It always looked a tough gig but I am hugely grateful to you for all your work.
Thank you all for the effort and time spent on this - as someone who has lived in Kidlington all my life this is truly devastating news for the "village'"
Sad day! So much for local democracy. Thank you for all the tireless work you have put into trying to save our green belt. You could not have tried harder. I think we are all totally disillusioned with our government, our district council, our political and planning processes. If only people will respond at the next elections.
I am so sorry, and so angry, and so grateful for all your effort. We must continue the fight, and it now has to be through the election of our representatives.
‘I think there’s some misunderstanding about the planning reforms. What we want is sensible plans to allow development on brownfield sites. We’re not going to build on greenbelt sites, we’re not going to build all over the countryside’.
Thank you for this excellent and appropriately indignant and outraged response to the judicial review. As many letters of protest as possible to to decent and fair minded MPs and peers of all political persuasions must now be sent out !