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New episode of Link Road saga
10:00am Wednesday 19th September 2012 in Letters
Sir – I was amazed to learn (Witney Gazette , September 5) that, only a few weeks after the refusal of the Department for Transport to grant a compulsory purchase order, one of the main objectors to the Cogges Link Road , the Mawle Trust, is proposing to develop 450 houses on land that had been earmarked for the road.
It seems that some of the objections to the CLR – building on the flood plain and loss of public open space amenity – are conveniently no longer applicable. People will come to their own conclusions as to the motives and events surrounding the CLR saga.
For me, I feel we have been witnessing a soap opera, with the outcome being barely believable. Meanwhile, the traffic solution to ease congestion seems no nearer.
Clive Pickett, Church View, Freeland