Request that Shropshire Council withdraw proposals to build houses alongside Old Oswestry Iron Age Hillfort
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Request that Shropshire Council withdraw proposals to build houses alongside Old Oswestry Iron Age Hillfort

    1. Old Oswestry Hillfort Campaign
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      Old Oswestry Hillfort Campaign

      Oswestry, United Kingdom

Old Oswestry Iron Age Hillfort is the best preserved Iron Age Hillfort in Britain. It has design features which are un-paralleled. It remains the jewel in Oswestry's crown, an under-valued heritage asset and the old ancient heart of the town. Rather than build modern houses in its shadow, we should look at developing this heritage asset for the town and visitors to appreciate for generations to come.

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    • Stjepan Benić SVETI IVAN ZELINA, CROATIA
      • 6 days ago

      Old civilizations > brainwashed sheep nation :)

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    • tom vaughan WORCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 6 days ago

      if this impacts on the visual amenity and setting of this scheduled monument then it should be thrown out forthwith!

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    • Peter Vellet WITNEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      I honestly feel this development is in direct contradiction with current planning policy. A development within the immediate periphery of a hill fort will have an undeniable impact on its significance within the landscape. Please rethink the location of this development. It is not worth the impact on an irreplaceable aspect of our history.

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    • Jonathon Smith SLEAFORD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      It is all too easy to mar an ancient monument by enclosing it within modern development. I recommend the people in charge of the planning decision visit Wincobank Hillfort in Sheffield to see an example of how badly a monument can ruined by housing in its shadow.

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    • Helen Lewarne EXETER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 days ago

      This is an important iron age fort. Too much of our history is being sacrificed to lining the pockets of developers.

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