Please see the attached SOS paper on water challenges for Oxfordshire if current massive growth plans are to be pursued. It has been written by our ex-CEH senior staff and internationally respected hydrological experts John Rodda and Richard Harding. The paper and its contents, widely consulted on, are supported by a large number of water professionals, environmentalists and others who are present and former staff members of the EA, CEH, consulting engineers, trusts and academic bodies.
It raises a number of important issues and has specific recommendations for action – including a strict ban on building on existing flood plains and identification of further newly flood sensitive areas where development should also be forbidden. It has been sent to the LEP to help inform their revised policies. So far though we have had no feedback from them.
Wed03Oct20187:00 pmGlebe House, Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10 9DTThe next meeting of SOS is on Wednesday, 3rd October and we shall focus on Air Pollution.Caroline Newton, SODC Cabinet Member for the Environment, will be attending. We will discuss how the District Council can work with sustainability groups in the market towns.Please arrive at 7pm for a 7.15pm start. We follow the meeting with a shared supper, so please bring a plate and a bottle. (NB Personally, I am vegan). The venue is our home: Glebe House, Reading Rd, Wallingford OX10 9DT (directions and parking information).Here are the minutes from our last meeting (which are quite interesting).Agenda to follow - nearer the date.
Contact for SOS Water:
Joni Holt: firstname.lastname@example.org