We’ve been sent this image by HOOOH, Hands Off Old Oswestry Hillfort. We thought we’d share it as it illustrates with perfect clarity why the idea of building hundreds of new houses close up to the monument is simply ludicrous.


Let’s hope it is sent to every councillor – including the one that quoted an isolated bit of case law that said that a monument would need to be in danger of evisceration before refusal was justified!

Or to the Government, which stated in 2011: ““The presumption in favour of sustainable development  is not a green light for development….. Green Belt, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and other designated land will retain the protections they enjoy today.”