Campaign reports

Whilst it might appear all quiet on the planning front as far as Stonesfield is concerned, in the wider context of Oxfordshire there are really important campaigns taking place. Here are reports on two of them. The first shows the results of the alternative survey...

Proposed boundary changes

SUSTO’s opinion about the proposed Constituency Boundary changes What’s an MP for? I’m sure there are many answers, some of which might not be complimentary and certainly not printable. One of the main responsibilities of an MP is to represent the interests and...

Oxford-Cambridge Arc presentation – 22 June

If you missed David Rogers’ fascinating talk, you can still see it at https://www.noexpressway.org/news-updates/2021/6/23/neg-talk-to-the-stonesfield-climate-emergency-group-amp-sustainable-stonesfield-220621 The Ox-Cam Arc is a scandal. One third of the houses the...

Stockey Woods

Oxfordshire County Council has finally granted Stockey Woods ‘Village Green’ status. In 2016 Tricia Astle and others collected voluminous evidence from village residents and groups, including the Scouts and Primary School, showing how they had enjoyed the woods ‘as of...

Climate Emergency Group update

During the last few months, we have had three zoom meetings at which we have learnt about ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint and help to protect the planet. Individual actions may not seem to add up to much, but they are nonetheless valid contributions...

Death of David Lines

I am very sad to report the death of David Lines on New Year’s Day. He’d been fighting prostate cancer for several years with great bravery and stoicism. We’ve lost a great friend. David was one of the original committee members of SUSTO. His work researching and...

POSTPONED: SUSTO – what next?

Public meeting in the Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Monday 23 March Following two years of intensive work on housing issues, which culminated in our victory over CALA on the Woodstock Road, SUSTO is now considering what to do next. We formed our group in 2017 in response...

CALA abandon their appeal

SUSTO are delighted to announce that CALA Homes have abandoned their appeal to the High Court. After our victory was announced in June, we were dismayed, but not altogether surprised, when we learnt that CALA were taking the decision to the High Court. The Parish...

High Noon at the High Court

For those of you who haven’t heard via the village grapevine, CALA have decided to take their application to build 68 houses on the Woodstock Road to the High Court. When the planning Inspector turned down their appeal against WODC’s decision to refuse their planning...