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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 09:12

Oxford City seeks 'Right to Grow'

Oxford City Council has leapt onto new Labour proposals to give cities a 'Right to Grow', but this could only mean expansion into the Oxford Green Belt....

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City Council and University forced to promise Court a full Environmental Impact Assessment including consultation.

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Friday, 06 September 2013 12:00

Fight now to avoid more Hill View Farm cases

The Government wants to continue relaxing the rules on which developments need planning permission.  This could mean your community changing overnight - but you'd get no say in it.   Act now!

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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 12:38

Independent Review for Port Meadow

Oxford City Council has announced an Independent Review into the University accommodation development at Port Meadow.

CPRE Oxfordshire welcomes this news as a long overdue step.  

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Thursday, 09 May 2013 08:02

Port Meadow case lodged at High Court

 This week we have formally lodged an application with the High Court seeking a Judicial Review of the planning permission for the University accommodation blocks at Port Meadow.
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Thursday, 21 March 2013 10:08

CPRE calls City to account on Port Meadow

CPRE Oxfordshire has begun a legal challenge to the planning permission that allowed the construction of the University’s accommodation blocks on Roger Dudman Way, on the edge of Port Meadow.

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Monday, 04 March 2013 13:06

City Deal: more questions than answers

We have written to the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg asking for clarification on the processes behind the Oxford 'City Deal' as the details of the Deal are negotiated.

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Saturday, 30 June 2012 10:49

Oxpens meadow

Oxpens meadow is one of the last remaining vestiges of open green space in Oxford's West End area. It is a well-maintained field next to the ice rink used by walkers, residents and sportspeople. It is owned by the City Council and measures about 2 hectares (5 acres). It’s bounded to the south by the river Thames; to the east by the Castle Mill Stream and to the west by land owned by British Rail Board (Residuary) Ltd.

For decades the Meadow has been threatened. If the City's current plans for the redevelopment of the West End are realised, only about half of the Meadow would remain for public enjoyment. The site has been earmarked by the City Council as part of its West End rejuvenation scheme to include a conference centre, a police station, a relief road and riverside apartments.

These threats prompted SENDRA (St Ebbes New Development Residents’ Association) to apply to Oxfordshire County Council to register the Meadow as a Town Green under the Commons Act 2006. Town Green status would ensure the retention of Oxpens Meadow in perpetuity as a public open space. The Friends of Oxpens Meadow (FOM) was born. CPRE Oxfordshire strongly support FOM’s efforts.

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Friday, 13 July 2007 14:40

Oxford's Green Belt Way opens

13 July 2007

CPRE's Oxford Green Belt Way was opened in front of a crowd of people by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London.

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Monday, 08 October 2012 13:23

Volunteers get their hands dirty

Volunteers litterpick on Grenoble Road, Oxford, then enjoy a guided walk along Oxfordshire’s Roman Way

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