A DEVELOPER has told people they are no longer invited to watch the demolition of Didcot power station cooling towers from a nearby housing estate.
Taylor Wimpey was planning to offer the public a viewing area at Great Western Park, off the A4130, to watch the demolition of three of the six Didcot A cooling towers between 3am and 5am.
But yesterday the company said it had changed its mind following advice from demolition contractors about the danger of dust from the explosion.
Regional sales and marketing director Darren McCormack said: “Given the proximity of Great Western Park to the cooling towers, we have been unable to secure the necessary assurances from the demolition experts that our site would make a safe viewing area.
“Whilst the development is outside the 300m exclusion zone set by the demolition team, the risk that significant amounts of dust might be blown over the area cannot be discounted.”
12:00pm Thursday 11th February 2016
AN INSPIRATIONAL teenager who laughed his way through life has died after doctors met his wish by switching off the machine keeping him alive.
7:00am Thursday 11th February 2016
A NEW free school with a Christian ethos could open in Headington to help relieve pressure on existing schools.
7:30am Wednesday 10th February 2016
SUNKEN boat owner John Simmonds was stunned into silence yesterday when he was handed hundreds of pounds worth of donations from Oxford Mail readers.
6:30am Wednesday 10th February 2016
In a special report, the Oxford Mail exclusively reveals how the owners of Oxford Stadium were still making a profit before closure despite claims it wasn't "viable"
8:00am Wednesday 10th February 2016
FANS could soon be buying Oxford United toothpicks, pet clothing and even lingerie after the club registered its name as a trademark.
6:30am Tuesday 9th February 2016
THE mother and aunt of Prime Minister David Cameron have backed the campaign to save the county’s children’s centres.