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Complainant Name:
Mrs Kathleen McAdam

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Banbury Cake


Mrs Kathleen McAdam of Newark complained that an article had reported the inaccurate comments of Chris Cousins, who had claimed that the previous owners of a house in Chatsworth Drive had adopted common land. In fact, the complainant explained that the entire house and land had belonged to her and her husband.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following statement: In a report in the Banbury Cake of May 18, 'Uproar over house plan', we quoted one neighbour in Chatsworth Drive, Banbury, as questioning the developers' right to build on common land that was 'adopted' by the previous owner. The previous owners, Mr and Mrs McAdam, have pointed out that the whole of the house and land in question was legally theirs and none of it had been adopted. We apologise for any distress or embarrassment this statement caused.

Report: 73

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