SODC COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW
PROPOSAL TO TRANSFER LAND CURRENTLY IN THE PARISH OF BRIGHTWELL CUM SOTWELL TO WALLINGFORD
Brightwell cum Sotwell Parish Council is strongly objecting to a proposal to transfer land from our parish to Wallingford. The land includes fields to the north of Wallingford at Severalls Farm and the field between the end of Wallingford and Sotwell Hill House (land that was formally known as Site A). The parish council considers that if this land is transferred to Wallingford, it would bring together the site that was considered for development in 2012 (known as Site A) into a single administrative boundary, making future development more difficult to fight off. It would diminish our parish’s ability to protect the setting of the Sinodun Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it would make coalescence between Wallingford and Slade End more likely by moving the boundary closer to the village.
The parish council has strongly objected to the proposal and we now have the support of Wallingford Town Council. It would help our case if a few residents also objected to the proposal.
The consultation period runs until midday THIS Friday. It is a simple form to fill out and is important that you STRONGLY OBJECT to the proposal. In the view of the parish council the proposed change in the boundary does not satisfy any of the proposed criteria so we have included a few hints below on what to say that can be found on the Brightwell cum Sotwell Parish Council website https://brightwellcumsotwellpc.co.uk/ .