Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) has yet again postponed the meeting to consider the Hills Quarry Product planning application. It will now not be on 15th April as previously suggested. The next possible date is Monday 3rd June at 2pm, but it is possible that the date will slip again.
We understand that the reason for the delay is that Hills are reviewing the height of their bunds, the earthworks that are designed to protect the local community from the noise and visual impacts of the quarry. This is because of the potential harm to the Green Belt from their plans, but it remains to be seen how any changes to these will still offer protection. If changes are made to the bunds there will be need to be a further round of public consultation before the application goes to the planning committee.
For more information, see the Bachport (Burcot & Clifton Hampden for the Protection of the River Thames) website: https://bachport.uk/