Archive: Wetland Centre

Visitor Centre Plans

Thrupp Lake visitor centre plan

Please note: This page is displayed for reference purposes only, to show the scope of the project. The Wetland Centre plans have been dropped for the foreseeable future.

Earth Trust submitted a planning application to the Vale of White Horse District Council in January 2011.  Details can be viewed by clicking this link

A late objection by Oxfordshire Highways Department was sufficient to prevent the application being granted permission although the Planning Committee were in two minds of proceeding despite the objection.  In the end, the Planning Committee delegated the decision tot he Planning Officers to reach an agreement with Highways Department and Earth Trust which would remove any objections.  If the Officers were unable to achieve this, they were asked to return to the full Planning Committee for further consideration.  

After two years the planning rules required that the application be determined, and after further negotiations, Oxfordshire County Council Highways Department removed their objection as long as certain conditions were applied to the planning permission.  The permission has now been granted, along with the very odd conditions. Click here for the planning permission details.  The Officer's Report can be read here