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The Issues

NNGO are campaigning for a future for Oxfordshire which meets the real needs of local people not speculator greed.

Campaigning for:

  • carefully meeting the need to house an increase in Oxfordshire's population of about 10% by 2031, more in line with the national average growth projections.
  • the right kind of houses, in the right place, for people in real need and at the right price - for rental or purchase.
  • infrastructure that is exploited to the full, but avoiding overstretch, with investment in public transport.
  • focused development, prioritising brownfield sites, respecting the views of local communities and recognising the value of our environment.
  • support for a range of sectors, including rural businesses, tied to local employment needs. Oxfordshire currently has virtually full employment.
  • sustainable development, serving the needs and interests of Oxfordshire's residents.

Campaigning against:

  • an imposed 'growth at all costs' approach that only benefits speculators.
  • 30% population growth by 2031 and housebuilding more than double any rate previously achieved. 100,000 new houses by 2031=2 new Oxfords.
  • unaffordable, inappropriate estates not co-located with jobs.
  • infrastructure pushed beyond its capacity leading to congestion, flooding, pollution and pressure on our natural resources: water, gas, minerals etc.
  • the imposition of a dreamt up 85,000 jobs by 2031, irrespective of local employment needs. Job creation needs to be more in line with national average population growth projections of 10%.
  • unsustainable development promoted by the undemocratic Local Enterprise Partnership.

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