On 13th March 2012, the Oxfordshire County Council Cabinet ignored our representations and voted (with one abstention) to adopt the Minerals and WasteStrategy. Everyone who spoke reminded the Council that they are playing a dangerous game by putting forward just one option for gravel extraction in the South of the county.
We knew this would be the case, but for the decision to have finally been made us all feel a little crestfallen.
We had speeches and representations from Adrian Hatt and Mark Gray (both attached), Patrick Greene and Lynda Atkins as County Councillors.
About thirty “demonstrators” appeared from Cholsey and we were afforded good press coverage from The Herald, Oxfordshire Guardian and BBC Radio Oxford.
This is not the end of the line and we will have to re-double our efforts for the Examination in Public in front of a Government Inspector. This is likely to take place towards the end of this year.