Dump plan submitted for third time

Oxford Mail: Councillor Gill Sanders at the site in Littlemore Councillor Gill Sanders at the site in Littlemore

AN OXFORD man is trying again in his controversial bid to turn a patch of land in Littlemore into a dump.

Martin Young, pictured below, was told by a planning inspector in January that his plan to turn the plot in Long Wall into a tip could not go ahead. But he has re-submitted the plan for a third time to Oxfordshire County Council .

He argues that he is entitled to use the land under planning laws because it has been a tip for more than 10 years.

But the county council and inspector said the land was never used as a tip and is instead classed as undeveloped land.

Mr Young said he was determined to win the application fight as he believes this will make it easier to get permission for a chalet on the site.

A plan for a chalet was turned down by Oxford City Council in 2010 and there is now 40 tonnes of rubbish at the site.

The Headington Hill resident, 67, said: “The council said it is not developed land and said it was a piece of countryside but I think it is a dump. I don’t want a dump at all and I want to do something with it. There must be a better use for it than being a dump.”

He said: “If it is developed land then the city council will have to look at it in terms of it being developed land.”

Gill Sanders, a city council member for Littlemore, said: “I think it is safe to say that the residents are not very keen on having a dump there. But what annoys me more than anything else is the cost to the county council and the officers’ time this will take up.”

Mr Young is also appealing the city council’s decision to refuse permission to knock down 29 Old High Street for five houses.

He is also standing for election to become the Thames Valley’s first police commissioner and has recently had his appeal to return his gun licence turned down in Oxford Crown Court. His licence was taken off him after he threatened a council officer in 2008.

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2:07pm Tue 24 Jul 12

Inkpot says...

This man is a walking disaster area and the sooner he is SLAPPED DOWN by the council, the better.
I cannot imagine a single person would vote for this numpty, least of all for a position as police commisioner.
This man is a walking disaster area and the sooner he is SLAPPED DOWN by the council, the better. I cannot imagine a single person would vote for this numpty, least of all for a position as police commisioner. Inkpot
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3:19pm Tue 24 Jul 12

xjohnx says...

Perhaps, in view of his age, he wants to be remembered as the most hated man in the town.

The only pity is that he is costing the council(us) a fortune in legal fees.

Is there anything comparable to malicious litigation in the planning regulations???
Perhaps, in view of his age, he wants to be remembered as the most hated man in the town. The only pity is that he is costing the council(us) a fortune in legal fees. Is there anything comparable to malicious litigation in the planning regulations??? xjohnx
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3:32pm Tue 24 Jul 12

bart-on simpson says...

When's the election? When is the gun-totting unneighbourly maniac out on the hustings?
When's the election? When is the gun-totting unneighbourly maniac out on the hustings? bart-on simpson
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3:40pm Tue 24 Jul 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

I think it's time this idiot was sectioned, he's obviously lost the plot, if he had chocolate for brains, I doubt he could fill a smartie ;-)
I think it's time this idiot was sectioned, he's obviously lost the plot, if he had chocolate for brains, I doubt he could fill a smartie ;-) Dilligaf2010
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5:26pm Tue 24 Jul 12

Andrew:Oxford says...

More importantly, whether or not there is formal planning permission, has he been paying landfill tax on the 40 tonnes of waste that have been disposed of at the site that he "manages"?
More importantly, whether or not there is formal planning permission, has he been paying landfill tax on the 40 tonnes of waste that have been disposed of at the site that he "manages"? Andrew:Oxford
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11:38pm Tue 24 Jul 12

Myron Blatz says...

It's so very easy for the likes of Cllr Gill Sanders to make such comment, yet seemingly more difficult for her to comment on why she and her fellow Labour City and County Councillors didn't apparently even know about the waste ground eyesore in Littlemore, until Mr Young drew the land and his plans for development to their attention - followed by his subsequent plot to turn the land into an official rubbish dump, when he was refused permission to build on it. As for his house in Headington, one can only wonder why City Council didn't take action, years ago? Obviously, hell hath no fury, like a thwarted, ageing property developer - nor, perhaps, a City Council hell-bent on turning car parks into yet more student housing, or relocating public swimming pools to unwanted loocations .....
It's so very easy for the likes of Cllr Gill Sanders to make such comment, yet seemingly more difficult for her to comment on why she and her fellow Labour City and County Councillors didn't apparently even know about the waste ground eyesore in Littlemore, until Mr Young drew the land and his plans for development to their attention - followed by his subsequent plot to turn the land into an official rubbish dump, when he was refused permission to build on it. As for his house in Headington, one can only wonder why City Council didn't take action, years ago? Obviously, hell hath no fury, like a thwarted, ageing property developer - nor, perhaps, a City Council hell-bent on turning car parks into yet more student housing, or relocating public swimming pools to unwanted loocations ..... Myron Blatz
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11:40pm Tue 24 Jul 12

Myron Blatz says...

It's so very easy for the likes of Cllr Gill Sanders to make such comment, yet seemingly more difficult for her to comment on why she and her fellow Labour City and County Councillors didn't apparently even know about the waste ground eyesore in Littlemore, until Mr Young drew the land and his plans for development to their attention - followed by his subsequent plot to turn the land into an official rubbish dump, when he was refused permission to build on it. As for his house in Headington, one can only wonder why City Council didn't take action, years ago? Obviously, hell hath no fury, like a thwarted, ageing property developer - nor, perhaps, a City Council hell-bent on turning car parks into yet more student housing, or relocating public swimming pools to unwanted loocations .....
It's so very easy for the likes of Cllr Gill Sanders to make such comment, yet seemingly more difficult for her to comment on why she and her fellow Labour City and County Councillors didn't apparently even know about the waste ground eyesore in Littlemore, until Mr Young drew the land and his plans for development to their attention - followed by his subsequent plot to turn the land into an official rubbish dump, when he was refused permission to build on it. As for his house in Headington, one can only wonder why City Council didn't take action, years ago? Obviously, hell hath no fury, like a thwarted, ageing property developer - nor, perhaps, a City Council hell-bent on turning car parks into yet more student housing, or relocating public swimming pools to unwanted loocations ..... Myron Blatz
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11:41pm Tue 24 Jul 12

Myron Blatz says...

It's so very easy for the likes of Cllr Gill Sanders to make such comment, yet seemingly more difficult for her to comment on why she and her fellow Labour City and County Councillors didn't apparently even know about the waste ground eyesore in Littlemore, until Mr Young drew the land and his plans for development to their attention - followed by his subsequent plot to turn the land into an official rubbish dump, when he was refused permission to build on it. As for his house in Headington, one can only wonder why City Council didn't take action, years ago? Obviously, hell hath no fury, like a thwarted, ageing property developer - nor, perhaps, a City Council hell-bent on turning car parks into yet more student housing, or relocating public swimming pools to unwanted loocations .....
It's so very easy for the likes of Cllr Gill Sanders to make such comment, yet seemingly more difficult for her to comment on why she and her fellow Labour City and County Councillors didn't apparently even know about the waste ground eyesore in Littlemore, until Mr Young drew the land and his plans for development to their attention - followed by his subsequent plot to turn the land into an official rubbish dump, when he was refused permission to build on it. As for his house in Headington, one can only wonder why City Council didn't take action, years ago? Obviously, hell hath no fury, like a thwarted, ageing property developer - nor, perhaps, a City Council hell-bent on turning car parks into yet more student housing, or relocating public swimming pools to unwanted loocations ..... Myron Blatz
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8:31am Wed 25 Jul 12

Myron Blatz says...

Three identical comments from this person Blatz - is the Oxford Mail desperate to get people making comments?
Three identical comments from this person Blatz - is the Oxford Mail desperate to get people making comments? Myron Blatz
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8:06am Thu 26 Jul 12

simplicissimus says...

Inkpot wrote:
This man is a walking disaster area and the sooner he is SLAPPED DOWN by the council, the better.
I cannot imagine a single person would vote for this numpty, least of all for a position as police commisioner.
I think that Martin makes a splendid candidate for police commissioner (if that post is in fact needed, which it's not).

Don't encourage our criminal city council to assault Martin Young, please Inkpot. They already have "previous" for their aggressive and intimidating car crushing misdemeanours against this pillar of Oxford Society!

I had my foot stamped on by one of the city's officers in 2008, who's since left, and I was manhandled by another who's a former Met cop they employ, and who was off sick for many, many months after that after he fell off his chair. On full pay.

I wonder if they've ever checked properly into the ex cop's work records (and any allegations against him) at the Met, where he has asserted he was "beaten to a pulp by a black man"?

I wonder also whether that specimen got early police retirement, and further whether he was seeking compo for his chair accident?
[quote][p][bold]Inkpot[/bold] wrote: This man is a walking disaster area and the sooner he is SLAPPED DOWN by the council, the better. I cannot imagine a single person would vote for this numpty, least of all for a position as police commisioner.[/p][/quote]I think that Martin makes a splendid candidate for police commissioner (if that post is in fact needed, which it's not). Don't encourage our criminal city council to assault Martin Young, please Inkpot. They already have "previous" for their aggressive and intimidating car crushing misdemeanours against this pillar of Oxford Society! I had my foot stamped on by one of the city's officers in 2008, who's since left, and I was manhandled by another who's a former Met cop they employ, and who was off sick for many, many months after that after he fell off his chair. On full pay. I wonder if they've ever checked properly into the ex cop's work records (and any allegations against him) at the Met, where he has asserted he was "beaten to a pulp by a black man"? I wonder also whether that specimen got early police retirement, and further whether he was seeking compo for his chair accident? simplicissimus
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