Botley High St to close for protest



Traffic will grind to halt in Botley at noon tomorrow as up to four hundred local residents are set to Stage a protest march through the town’s High Street which will be closed to traffic from 11.45 am to 12.45pm (diversions will be in place.)

Botley isn’t the sort of place you might normally associate with demonstrations but residents are bitterly opposed to plans to build 17,00 houses on the golf course and surrounding farmland at Boorley Green – plans that the Botley Parish Action Group and Parish Council claim would overwhelm the town, are unsustainable and far exceeds local need.

The march is ahead of a meeting of the Local Area Committee on February 18 at which Councillors will be expected to vote on the plans.

The marchers plan to meet at the Botley Centre and set off at 12 noon.

Parking arrangement and full details are on BPAG website here.

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