What about Oxpens Meadows and the Flood Plain?
Oxpens is an important part of the nature corridor along the Thames.
The flood plain meadows provide vital protection acting as sponges to protect against flooding and reducing sewage pollution of the river.
Climate change forecasts by the Environment Agency predict 40% increase in rainfall and 70% increase in peak river levels by 2080. Extreme weather events have already caused catastrophic flooding in Europe.
We need our floodplains more than ever to protect against flooding, provide habitat, biodiversity and fix carbon in the soil. The massive development proposals here are unfit for the climate and ecological emergency.