Where I live, the abolition of the dta will disqualify many children currently living in some of the idyllic villages mentioned above by virtue of distance from school in favour of those from nearer , but perceived less desirable places that currently fall outside the dta - a difficult situation for those parents.
I am still puzzling over this bit of your post. Do you mean that any abolition of DTAs would affect the school's admission policy in such a way as to change who might and might not get in? Not all the schools use DTA as an oversubscription criterion though many do. I have pored over what I know of the DTAs and would be interested to know in which area further away places are included in the DTA for a Grammar school whereas nearer places aren't because I could not find any examples. Would also like to know which schools have been unable to accept children from beyond their DTA - the schools with which I am familiar have rarely filled their places from within DTA in recent years.
I do know that one of the comprehensive schools successfully resisted an attempt by the council to get them to change their admissions policy to include the DTA as an oversubscription criterion - they argued that such a criterion disadvantaged children from across the border in Notts.
Where did you get your info about the DTAs being abolished?