Rescue have added their voice to objections to proposed development alongside one of Britain’s most iconic, and best preserved, hillforts, Old Oswestry, on the Welsh Borders.
Shropshire County Council’s Site Allocations and Management of Development (SAMDev) Plan has recently proposed housing allocations directly adjacent to the hillfort’s ramparts (designated as OSW002, 003 and 004).
In writing to Shropshire County Council, Rescue have outlined the unacceptably negative impact the proposals have on this iconic monument and its setting. We have also expressed concern on the quality of heritage statement which has been submitted along with the proposals.
You can read our full response below.
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- BBC News article
- Petition: Request that Shropshire Council withdraw proposals to build houses alongside Old Oswestry Iron Age Hillfort