What is PAGE?

PAGE is a group of parishes that is campaigning against gravel extraction in the beautiful green-belt countryside of Oxfordshire


The impacts of gravel extraction are changes to the landscape, archaeological destruction, local travel disruption and economic fagility


Find out more about the PAGE area which is rich in archaeological significance and natural beauty


You can support PAGE in many ways and help us fight the looming threat of gravel extraction in our area

PAGE is an alliance of local parish councils representing a large rural area of south-east Oxfordshire who are opposed to the County Council Minerals and Waste Development Framework which is threatening the local area with massive gravel extraction plans.

PAGE was initially formed in 2003 when plans were drafted to extract gravel from an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Oxfordshire green belt. PAGE has always advocated an evidence-based approach to opposition, involving experts in the fields of archaeology, ecology, landscape impact, geology, hydrology, economics, agriculture and transport to prevent gravel extraction from devastating the local communities.

Meet the PAGE committee...

Local residents helping to channel the parishes' efforts against gravel extraction
Edward Hayter

Edward Hayter


Local school bursar and chief operating officer, resident of Drayton St Leonard and chair of PAGE committee since 2020

Stephen Dawson

Local Councillor

Councillor for the Stadhampton parish, committee member and long-serving supporter of PAGE

Doug Struthers


Serial entrepreneur, local businessman, resident of Stadhampton and local parish councillor

James Nettleton


Director of Nettleton Asset Management, local businessman, resident of Nettleton and PAGE treasurer since 2020

David Wiblin


Internet operations director, infrastructure specialist, resident of Drayton St Leonard and PAGE communications officer since 2020

Recent news

2019 October Update

GOOD NEWS following the OCC Cabinet Meeting on 15th October 2019 PAGE has been campaigning since 2003 (16 years) and we are delighted to announce that the imminent threat of Gravel being extracted in the Read more…