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Planning Application to fill lakes with ash goes On Hold

Following substantial objections to their plans to fill the Radley Lakes with fly ash, RWE Npower have now agreed with Oxfordshire County Council to put their application on hold, until January, while they consider their response to the various “technical issues” that have been raised.

Recently, the Environment Agency lodged an objection on grounds of flood risk and inadequate consideration, by the proposal, of the now-undisputed wildlife value of the site. The Environment Agency are requiring that Npower carry out a detailed hydrological survey of ground- and surface-water flows, on the site, to determine how they will be affected by the proposed development during times of flood, and to demonstrate that any increased flooding risk or severity is acceptable. Also, the proposal is criticised for its failure to recognise the wildlife value of the site and to provide adequate plans for mitigation and restoration.

The application will not now be considered by the planning committee on 17th October.

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