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.”
8:30am Saturday 29th August 2015
A TOP transplant surgeon has backed the Oxford Mail organ donation campaign saying more donors are needed than ever before.
9:00am Saturday 29th August 2015
A RAPIST who disappeared before his trial to escape justice is believed to have had a second passport he could have used to flee the country.
8:00am Saturday 29th August 2015
MOVING tributes were paid to Carole Roberts yesterday at the former Lord Mayor of Oxford’s funeral.
7:00am Saturday 29th August 2015
Seven men have appeared in court accused of a catalogue of sex offences.
6:30am Saturday 29th August 2015
PLANS for an Oxford Garden City could return as the Vale looks to accommodate 4,000 new homes.
6:00am Saturday 29th August 2015
FULL plans have been revealed for 140 new homes in Littlemore near Heyford Hill Sainsbury’s.