Action against concreting over South Oxfordshire

by Bioabundance Community Interest Company

Action against concreting over South Oxfordshire

by Bioabundance Community Interest Company
Bioabundance Community Interest Company
Case Owner
We are a grassroots group of South Oxfordshire residents, charities, nature groups and parish councils who see that the loss of wildlife, and global heating, is a danger to us in the near-future.
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We are a grassroots group of South Oxfordshire residents, charities, nature groups and parish councils who see that the loss of wildlife, and global heating, is a danger to us in the near-future.
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Latest: April 20, 2021

Oral Hearing scheduled for April 29th

Dear Supporters,

On 29th April, there will be a court hearing of our case. This will be a one-hour discussion between our barristers, those from South Oxfordshire District Council and a judge only on …

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We are local residents of South Oxfordshire, members of Bioabundance Community Interest Company. We work to restore nature and fight climate change.

Incredible numbers of unneeded houses are planned here, for Greed not Need. They will wreck our Green Belt around Oxford, destroy our chances of restoring nature, and massively add to our carbon emissions.

We are taking action against South Oxfordshire District Council and Mr Jenrick, the Secretary of State for Housing. Councillors were elected to withdraw the damaging Local Development Plan 2035, but instead it was forced through to adoption by Mr Jenrick.

Pro-bono lawyers are helping us in this case, fighting for climate, wildlife, and democracy. We need to raise £25,000 at the least, to cover our costs.

Find out more about us at www.bioabundance.org.uk.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support! 

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Bioabundance Community Interest Company

April 20, 2021

Oral Hearing scheduled for April 29th

Dear Supporters,

On 29th April, there will be a court hearing of our case. This will be a one-hour discussion between our barristers, those from South Oxfordshire District Council and a judge only on the arguability of our case.

Our solicitor says: "This permission stage of proceedings is meant to knock out claims which are not arguable, ie. hopeless". Our legal team remain confident that our case is clearly arguable and should go to a full hearing.

Members of the public are allowed to view proceedings which are likely to be online. .

The time will only be published by the Court the day before. Once this is known we will post an update on this site with any appropriate link to access the event. 

Thanks for your continuing support.


Kind Regards,

Ian Ashley

Treasurer, Bioabundance

Update 1

Bioabundance Community Interest Company

Feb. 9, 2021

Initial target met - now gaining momentum to £25,000

Huge thanks to everyone that has been kind enough to donate toward our action against South Oxfordshire District Council.

Our initial target of £10,000 has now been achieved and this will cover the initial fees of filing with the court, preparing the claim with supporting documents and also to demonstrate to the court that we have funds to contribute to the defendants’ costs if we lose.

We are now focussing on a stretch target of £25,000 which is needed to see the case through the courts. This is for legal fees to cover pre-hearings and for representation in court to hear a statutory appeal. We have a great legal team from Leigh Day and Landmark working at a significant discount.

Please do share our campaign as widely as you can to try and ensure South Oxfordshire only builds the houses it needs rather than destroy countryside unnecessarily. 

Thankyou.

Bioabundance

9th Feb 2021



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