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Tuesday, 11 September 2012 11:03

Walk the Green Belt Way

The Oxford Green Belt Way is a 50-mile circular walk through Oxford’s glorious Green Belt. Walk it and explore historic villages and picturesque riversides, and discover new views of Oxford’s dreaming spires.

13 September 

Over the next two weeks, the Council’s plans for allocating housing at a number of sites across the city will be scrutinised by a Planning Inspector.

Published in News archive
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 00:00

Oxford's lost landscapes

11 September

The potential loss of some of Oxford's green spaces to developments prompted CPRE member Sarah Milliken to organise an exhibition of artworks.

Published in News archive
Sunday, 19 August 2012 14:05

We care about Oxford's green belt


Support our Green Belt campaigns:

Save the Oxford Green Belt & Protect the Historic City of Oxford

Save the Oxford Green Belt & Protect rural villages in south Cherwell

Oxford's Green Belt is one of the most important matters for CPRE Oxfordshire today. By safeguarding land from development, the Green Belt has for more than 50 years preserved the unique setting and character of the historic city of Oxford and prevented the uncontrolled urban sprawl sadly witnessed in so many other places.

Despite the long-standing strategy for Oxfordshire's market towns to absorb growth within the county to relieve pressures in Oxford, the 21st century has seen the Green Belt under serious threats from developments, as the city pushes for urban expansion and developers cast their covetous eyes on the open countryside around our prosperous city.

We have campaigned for decades to protect and strengthen our Green Belt and make full use of the opportunities it provides for people to appreciate the countryside right on our doorstep. It is an important and irreplaceable environmental resource that helps to promote locally grown food, supports wildlife and provides a much-loved breathing space for city dwellers.

Download our fact sheet about the Oxford Green Belt and find out why we think it's worth protecting.

The Oxford Green Belt is under threat as never before - we need your help to protect it for future generations!

76% of people believe the Oxford Green Belt should remain open and undeveloped. See the results of our 2015 survey of public attitudes to the Green Belt.


Find out more about our campaigns:

Save the Oxford Green Belt & Protect the Historic City of Oxford

Save the Oxford Green Belt & Protect rural villages in south Cherwell


Published in The issues
Monday, 08 October 2012 14:05

Threats to the Green Belt

Despite its special 'protected' status, the Oxford Green Belt faces almost constant threats from land owners, developers and the councils, all wanting a little chunk.

Published in Update
Monday, 17 September 2012 14:05

Oxford Green Belt matters

It is often said that the Green Belt is one of the few planning policies recognised by the public. The concept of having a "green belt" around London to restrain appalling urban sprawl was promoted by CPRE and others from about 1930. Proposals for the Oxford Green Belt were submitted in 1958 but for various reasons were not formally approved until 1975. The Green Belt around Oxford covers 33,728 hectares (13% of land area of county).

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