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Pub hosts clash of eco-views
7:00am Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
TWO opposing Bicester groups could end up with a clash of eco-views tonight after booking the same venue.
Campaign group BaEACON, opposed to the eco-town plans, has called a meeting at the Bure Farm pub at 7pm to discuss its response to Cherwell District Council’s local plan.
But at the same time, A2 Dominion, the developer behind the first stage of the 5,000 eco settlement, has staged a ‘meet the team’ and information event at the pub in Barberry Place.
The move comes as A2 Dominion confirms it will start work on the first phase of 393 eco homes, at farmland off Banbury Road, next month.
Tony Walton, chairman of anti-eco group Bicester Against Eco Con (BaECON), said: “We are looking at the whole issue of Cherwell local plan, not just the ‘eco con’. BaECON intend to register their comments after this meeting.”