The Core Strategy inspector, Mr Foster, has come down in favour of Site B – Slade End Farm – as the site of the new homes for Wallingford. This should mean that Winterbrook is safe from the developers for the next fifteen to twenty years.
This means that the 550 new homes will not now be built in Winterbrook. A real relief for the people who live there, especially after the inspector’s earlier pronouncement in favour of Winterbrook.
We all think that getting SODC to class Winterbrook as a Conservation Area really helped to swing the inspector in our favour.
At Parish Council we have come under fire for supporting and helping the Save Winterbrook campaign financially. I think this excellent result exonerates our decision to support this and other community based campaigns.
Let’s hope the CAGE “Stop The Gravel Pit” campaign will have a similar result.
It has been a pleasure to work with and support the Save Winterbrook campaign.