Monday, 30 November 2020

Residents complain about boundary change

RESIDENTS have complained about moves to change parish boundaries.

RESIDENTS have complained about moves to change parish boundaries.

Peppard and Sonning Common parish councils have made requests to South Oxfordshire District Council to change perimeters as part of a community governance review.

At a Peppard council meeting, Eric Yarrow, of Priory Copse, which is currently in Sonning Common but was part of the land requested by Peppard, said the majority of people he had spoken to were “adamantly against” changes.

He said: “I can’t see any reason for any council messing around with boundaries people have become used to.

“I’ve been here for 28 years and condsider myself part of the Peppard community.”

Mr Yarrow is involved in Peppard community projects such as helping to set up the summer fair, and didn’t understand the need for changes.

Council chairman David Hammond said boundary reviews are carried out periodically, adding: “They are not set in stone for all time. The last change was in 2002 or 2003.”

He said the review was also logical because there had been a lot of discussions about which areas were included in the Sonning Common settlement area when drawing up its neighbourhood plan. He added that the council had received letters from concerned residents.

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