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Campaign to save The Elms

The Elms in Thame, which a campaign group is aiming to protect from development

The Elms in Thame, which a campaign group is aiming to protect from development

A community campaign to stop 45 homes being built on a 10 acre meadow is 
gathering pace.

The Elms Petition Group are campaigning to safeguard the area from a proposed development of up to 45 houses.

So far they have collected signatures of support from over 700 people.

The Elms is a ten acre site of meadowland in the centre of Thame, and within it is listed building The Elms.

The group is aiming to force Thame Town Council to hold a referendum to remove The Elms from the town’s neighbourhood plan.

Elms Petition Group spokesman Peter Webb said: “The Elms is a critically important part of Thame.

“It is historically and ecologically significant and it is one of the last green spaces in the centre of Thame.

“The land is included in the Thame Conservation Area for the defined reason of protecting it from development.”

In 2012, English Heritage described any development of the land as ‘deeply damaging.’

To sign the petition e-mail elmspetition@hotmail.co.uk, call 01844 555112 or sign it in person at Petcare.

 

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