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WHO ARE CAGE?

MISSION & HISTORY.

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 in 2020 in response to the Newlands Development proposal for a giant distribution and manufacturing hub in the M3, J7 area. In 2024 we are fighting the third application. Even after being dismissed following a public inquiry the Developer persists.

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.

KEY
OBJECTIVES
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Fully understand the potential environmental impacts of the plans.

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Spread awareness and share our learnings with interested parties.

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Lobby key decision-makers and influencers involved with planning and the future social and environment health of our country.

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Fully understand the potential environmental impacts of the plans.

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.

THE CORE TEAM.

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Ian
Robertson

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.

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Christine Northam

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.

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Elwyn Wareham

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Jeffrey
Northam

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.

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Dave
Knight

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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