Back in September,  Hands off Old Oswestry Hillfort (HOOOH) pointed out that the news that Shropshire has a 5 + year surplus of housing land destroys the case for building new houses on the setting of Oswestry Hillfort.

So far, unsurprisingly, Shropshire Council hasn’t embraced that logic. However, Oswestry Town Council has now resolved to write to Shropshire Council making that very point – see their minutes, below:

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Shropshire Council’s reaction will be instructive. Some have long suspected an agenda to build houses there irrespective of the 5 year housing supply. Soon we may know. Will the hillfort’s setting be spared or will brand new reasons for not sparing it pop up?