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Eco statement on West Way imminent

Oxford Mail: The West Way shopping centre in Botley as it looks now The West Way shopping centre in Botley as it looks now

AN ENVIRONMENTAL assessment of the proposed redevelopment of Botley’s shopping centre will be submitted on Monday.

Development company Doric, which is planning a £100m redevelopment of the West Way shopping centre, has already submitted a planning application for the scheme.

In February, Vale of White Horse District Council ruled that an environmental impact assessment is needed before the plans can be considered. This EIA, which covers a range of information including flood risk investigations has been prepared by Abingdon-based environmental consultancy firm RPS Group and will now be included in plans to be considered by councillors.

Chris Church, of West Way Community Concern, said: “An EIA is expected for any major development which is likely to have an impact on the environment. I think people were astonished when Doric said there would not be one.”

The statement will be available for inspection by the public at the council’s offices in Abingdon, in Botley Library and online at whitehorsedc.gov.uk

If successful, the proposals would lead to the demolition of the shopping centre and Elms Parade to make way for a supermarket, cinema, health centre, gym, shops, 33 flats and 525 student rooms. A new library, community hall and church would also be built.

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10:47am Sat 31 May 14

fishstew says...

What i would like to know, and im surprised that Oxford Mail has reported this yet. what is going on with all the vandalism in Botley? it makes me angry that the village I grew up in is covered in graffiti by these yobs. would they like it if i came to were they live and destroyed all their stuff?
What i would like to know, and im surprised that Oxford Mail has reported this yet. what is going on with all the vandalism in Botley? it makes me angry that the village I grew up in is covered in graffiti by these yobs. would they like it if i came to were they live and destroyed all their stuff? fishstew
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11:45am Sat 31 May 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

Pretty much the same as vandalism everywhere, a group of troglodytes who've recently discovered aerosols, but as yet haven't learned to read or write, and have the collective IQ of an amoeba
Pretty much the same as vandalism everywhere, a group of troglodytes who've recently discovered aerosols, but as yet haven't learned to read or write, and have the collective IQ of an amoeba Dilligaf2010
  • Score: 1

5:00pm Sat 31 May 14

deedee444 says...

Eco ****........the build costs enough without lining some green ponces pockets with this needless ****.......are they gonna wheel out the usual rare newt ...maybe a butterfly for a change and add £millios to the cost????????
Eco ****........the build costs enough without lining some green ponces pockets with this needless ****.......are they gonna wheel out the usual rare newt ...maybe a butterfly for a change and add £millios to the cost???????? deedee444
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