The CAGE team

Ian Robertson has lived in the Basingstoke area for over 30 years. He retired in 2012 from a career in the IT industry and is now actively involved with businesses which are tackling climate change and global warming. Ian also continues his long-held interest in helping young people develop their business skills. He has been a governor at two secondary schools and chaired the charity Young Enterprise for several years.
Jeffrey Northam owned an on-line training business before retirement. He is now a trustee of Homestart, a member of the village hall committee and enjoys walking, golf and painting.
Prior to retiring, Mike Dearlove worked in the IT and Telecommunications industry as a Project Manager. He has lived in Dummer since 1993 and from 2002 to 2004 led a team of local residents in creating the Dummer Village Design Statement used as supplementary planning guidance for those submitting/reviewing planning applications.
Christine Northam has lived in this area for many years. She has been a media spokesperson for Relate a national counselling charity, a school governor, fund-raiser for the NSPCC and the joint owner of a dress agency.
Dave Knight has lived in and around South-West Basingstoke for nearly 30 years and worked in the town for the majority of that period. A Governor at a local school and a keen walker in the surrounding countryside, Dave looks after CAGE's finances as Treasurer
Elwyn Wareham has lived in Dummer for the last 35 years. He worked in IT until retiring in 2004. He has served on the Parish council, set up the Dummer Wine Society and served on the Senior section committee of Dummer Golf Club.

Responding to the Newlands Planning Application

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2.3+ million square fEEt of development at M3 J7

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What is CAGE?

CAGE (Clean Air Green Environment) is a campaign led by concerned Hampshire residents in response to the plan to build a gigantic distribution and manufacturing facility, operational 24/7, in the beautiful North Hampshire Downs.

The campaign is working to:
• Fully understand the potential environmental impacts of the plans.
• Spread awareness and share our learnings with interested parties.
• Lobby key decision-makers and influencers involved with planning and the future social and environment health of our country.
• Highlight the national importance of not only preserving, but improving our clean air and green environment.

Areas of current focus include: light, water, noise and air pollution; impact on health; road safety; effects on wildlife; visual impact; ecology and the loss of farmland; flood risk and drainage; emissions the effect on global warming.

Illustration of green environment with tree and stream

latest news

Planning committee site visit – 22/10/21

Friday 22nd October at 9.30amYou can’t speak to the committee members, but you can turn up at the Oakdown Farm site to let them see how you feel about the destruction of the countryside. Thousands of tons of concrete will be poured over the land which is a priority habitat. The trees, hedges and shrubs will all be chopped down to make

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latest news 12th october 2021

NOTICE OF PETITION PRESENTATION TO BASINGSTOKE AND DEANE BOROUGH COUNCIL – THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER AT 5.30 PM, CIVIC OFFICES, LONDON RD., BASINGSTOKE, RG21 4AH. SAVE OAKDOWN OAKS PETITION THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER AT 5.30 PM the above petition with over 102,000 signatures will be handed over to our 2 ward councillors – Diane Taylor and Hannah Golding. It is expected that the press and

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Clean air green environment

Who are we?

We are a group of UK residents, concerned about the increasing trend of rushing through planning applications for monetary profit without appropriate thought to long-term environmental impacts. We urge our country’s planners to value the nation’s clean air and green environment in a time of critical climate concern.

The CAGE campaign was launched as a response to the Newlands Development proposal for a giant distribution and manufacturing hub in the M3, J7 area.

Based in Hampshire, the group has established several teams, looking at different areas of the proposal to provide the basis of an effective campaign. We will, where necessary, seek specialist advice so that CAGE can make considered observations to people living, working and passing through the area.

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