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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.

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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

Latest News 7th September 2022

LIDL WAREHOUSE APPLICATION, OAKDOWN FARM, DUMMER PLANNING INQUIRY IN OCTOBER CAGE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!! You may know by now that developers have appealed the Council’s refusal for a planned Lidl warehouse complex at Oakdown Farm by M3 Junction 7. The three warehouses will be an eyesore stretching for 1km along the A30, rising 30m above the road, destroying over 100 acres of prime

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Community Chat with Maria Miller

This is a great opportunity to learn about and potentially influence future development in the west of Basingstoke which includes the Oakdown Farm site.  Maria Miller says:  I want to encourage Basingstoke residents to take part in my series of Community Chats! I have established Basingstoke Community Chats to bring together local residents in the Basingstoke Constituency, to hear from experts, support

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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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