The Rt Hon. Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has been asked to call in the Seacourt application. It is the Minister's personal decision. If he does, then Oxford City Council's approval of the plan will be scrutinised by an Independent and authoritative Planning Inspector. We believe there is a good chance their decision to go a head could be overruled.
Oxford City Council are believed to be lobbying hard to persuade him to turn a blind eye. So OBG has joined with other concerned groups in writing to explain why it is vital Seacourt is reviewed.
Please read our letter. How could any responsible Minister of State let this pass? His decision is expected soon.
OBG, Friday 9th February
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