Decision details

Request to purchase Town Council Land - 67 Thorney Leys

Decision Maker: Climate, Biodiversity & Planning

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Committee received and considered the report of the Operations & Estates Advisor regarding a request by a resident to purchase land at the rear of 67 Thorney Leys, Witney.


Members were concerned of the impact on biodiversity in this area should the land be incorporated into a garden and highlighted the value of this green corridor along the edge of a busy road in the town. The Committee, although understanding of the request, could not agree for the land to be sold as it worked against the climate initiatives of the Council.




1.       That the report be noted; and,


2.       That the request to purchase land at the rear of 67 Thorney Leys, Witney be refused for the reasons listed above.


Publication date: 09/03/2021

Date of decision: 09/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/03/2021 - Climate, Biodiversity & Planning

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