The Stonehenge Farm Quarry Application

Friday, July 23, 2010

Oxfordshire does choose

Councillor Ian Hudspeth, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Growth and Infrastructure, has written to the Minister for Decentralisation, the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP. The letter is dated 9 July 2010, and it is available on the OCC website. The website explains under the heading 'Latest news' that Oxfordshire will now gather information and evidence and develop a methodology to produce a locally derived assessment of the quantity of sand and gravel that should be supplied from quarries in Oxfordshire.

In other words Oxfordshire takes the Government's 'localism' at face value, and does choose to set its own figure.