Here in Bampton, there have also been concerns about some of Gladman’s claims. The company literature states it has ‘proactively engaged’ with Bampton Parish Council and the Society for the Protection of Bampton.
‘They never contacted us,’ says parish councillor, Richard McBrien. ‘Haven’t heard a thing,’ says Trevor Milne-Day, chairman of the society. Hilariously, the Gladman bid also refers to the local town of Witney as ‘Whitney’ (perhaps the author is a Whitney Houston fan) and calls the local authority Cheshire East Council.(its West Oxfordshire).