Radley Parish Council is developing a Neighbourhood Plan.
Once adopted, the Plan will help shape planning decisions in Radley. FRL has been contributing to the Plan working group which is looking at Thrupp Lane and Radley Lakes. Suggestions include a new access road linking the Curtis industrial site with Audlett Road, so as to get HGV traffic off Thrupp Lane; and turning the Radley Lakes west of the main railway line into an area for nature conservation and quiet recreation.
An exhibition about the Plan was held in Radley Village Hall on 21 and 22 May. It was very well-attended, including by members of FRL, and there was much interest in the suggestions for the Radley Lakes area. The Parish Council will consult publicly on a draft of the Plan in due course. More information about the plan, including draft polices, can be found at: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/radleys-future/neighbourhood-plan-consultation-may-2016/
Sunday 10 July 2016 - Roger Thomas, Chairman
Abingdon Naturalists Society has been caring for Barton Fields since it was designated as a Jubilee Wildlife Site in 2013.
Situated north of the Thames, upstream of Abingdon Weir, the 17-acre site has a mosaic of habitats including g
Sandles before demolition
FRL members will doubtless be delighted to hear that the long-awaited demolition of Sandles, the house at Thrupp Lake, has now been completed. The building was widely regarded as an eye-sore and has bee
Radley Lakes Area
As mentioned previously, Radley Parish Council is leading the production of a Neighbourhood Plan for Radley. Once formally adopted, this will be part of the statutory planning framework, and will help to shape future