Hands off Colonel's Bottom! Stop housing development in Tokers Green, Oxfordshire.
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The Elms, including Colonel's Bottom or Pit, is in Tokers Green, Oxfordshire just north of the border with Caversham. It is a woodland area which is home to all kinds of animals, birds, insects and plants; hedgehogs, badgers, deer, squirrels, owls, woodpeckers and fungi just to name a few. People love to see the wildlife thrive while going on a walk.
Unfortunately, there is a proposal to build fourteen houses there, which would destroy the homes of all the fauna and flora. Hedgehogs are becoming uncommon because more houses are being built they cannot go through the fences. Stag beetles are already rare but thanks to Colonel's Pit there are a great number in Tokers Green. It would be sad to lose the butterflies and bees because they pollinate flowers.
Although we need more houses for young people getting started, there have been many cases of houses getting planning permission because they are described as 'affordable' but then being sold for as much as £700,000. If we want to build houses why not use derelict urban sites rather than places that are important to the environment?
If planning permission is granted, other land will be sold for development and Tokers Green will no longer be a beautiful rural area but just a suburb of Reading. Please support this petition to ask South Oxfordshire District Council to refuse planning permission before there is no countryside left to save.
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