Council to acquire meadowland in Witney
Cabinet members have given the green light for West Oxfordshire District Council to acquire an area of meadow land near Witney town centre.
The site covering 0.92 acres is adjacent to Bishop’s Farm Mill off Witan Way and has been offered as a gift to the council by developer Hills Homes Developments.
Bishop’s Farm Mill has recently been converted to residential use and planning agreements state the area in question should remain as meadow land.
Cllr Jeanette Baker, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Health, said: “This piece of land fits in with our strategy of maintaining accessible green areas in and around Witney.
“The open spaces along the River Windrush are a defining characteristic of the town and their value will be enhanced with planned increases in development and population in the future.”
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