Gardeners are up in arms after finding out that Blenheim Estate is seeking to build new houses on the ‘green beating heart’ of their village.
Cassington residents received a leaflet from Blenheim last week, informing them of plans to build approximately 45 houses on an allotment site.
Villagers are unhappy that they have been given until just October 12 to provide comments regarding the proposals, while there were also claims not all residents received the pamphlet.
Blenheim Palace chief executive Dominic Hare however said that a delivery report stated two pamphlets were undelivered, one because of a ‘large dog on the loose’.
However, residents have hit back, saying the allotments are an important part of the village community.
A statement provided by the Cassington Allotment Association read:
“The Cassington Allotments have been providing healthy food for families for more than 70 years.”