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Dear The Modern Antiquarian

Old Oswestry Hillfort (Hen Dinas) in Shropshire, UK - one of our best preserved Iron Age hillforts - is under threat of damaging development.

I apologise for sending this unsolicited email, especially if you have already received it via others, but we are anxious to reach as many people within the field of archaeology, and beyond, to maximise awareness of this worrying situation.

Despite opposition from English Heritage, local archaeological groups and residents during public consultation, Shropshire Council is forging ahead under strategic county planning (SAMDev) with proposals for significant housing development within the curtilage of this globally important iron age monument. The deadline for registering objections is August 23rd 2013, so immediate action is needed!

We are urging people to sign an online petition against the proposals here:

You can also join the current Facebook page to follow the campaign here:

The current (third) stage of the SAMDev consultation with full details of the proposed housing sites (OSW0002, OSW003 at the foot of the fort; OSW004 on the other side of the B5069) can be found here:[...]ferred-options-report-2013.pdf

The initial aim is to achieve a deferral of the decision date on these three specific sites.

If you can please share this with your contacts to encourage support and more signatures to the petition, we would be very grateful.

Yours sincerely

Kate Clarke
On behalf of HOOOH, Hands off Old Oswestry Hillfort

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Posted by TMA Ed
10th August 2013ce

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