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Monday, 29 October 2012 13:35

Organised chaos: a change of planning

We had hoped that the changes in planning policy announced earlier this year would have had time by now to bed in, and that we would be able to assess their impacts, both good and bad.

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Spare a thought for Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor which has been overwhelmed with planning applications to build more than 300 new homes. Villagers say they simply don't have the infrastructure to cope with such a huge increase in population.

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We have written to the Secretary of State, Eric Pickles, to ask him to rethink a decision to build a retirement village and care home near Wallingford which was approved by South Oxfordshire District Council’s (SODC) Planning Committee last week.

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Hot on the heels of the application to erect a wind turbine at Henton we are now faced with an even bigger single turbine proposed at Ford, just over the Oxfordshire border in Buckinghamshire. And we don't want that one either!

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Monday, 08 October 2012 13:36

Wind turbine at Henton? No thanks.

Henton, near Chinnor in South Oxfordshire could be the site of a 90 foot high wind turbine if developers have their way. They have submitted a planning application to erect the structure at Rowan Farm, Henton.

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2 October 2012

Oxford City Council needs to respect the wishes of local residents and protect both allotments and the green space at East Minchery Farm.

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27 September 2012

CPRE Oxford is speaking up for a number of local green spaces at the Examination in Public of the City's Sites & Housing Development Plan Document.

At East Minchery Farm, CPRE supported the local residents’ desire to see part of the space returned to allotments, and the rest used for recreation. The Inspector agreed that 'further consideration should be given to the retention of the allotments'. She also said that 'community aspirations for the use of the required 25% open space on this land should be more positively expressed in the supporting text'. The City Council is arguing that any communal food-growing should be part of the 25% open space but CPRE believes that the allotments should be in addition to this area.

On the Horspath site, located within the Green Belt, the Inspector listened to our arguments and those of local residents. She agreed that the site should not include reference to a potential wind turbine or renewal energy project.

The Inspector found that: 'The suitability of this site for allocation for wind turbines or any other form of renewable energy facility is not supported by robust evidence. Furthermore the siting of such development is not clearly compatible with the primary intended use of the site for the relocation of sports facilities.' (The Council had suggested that a turbine could be turned off whenever a match took place!)

The Inspector agreed that any built development associated with the sports and club uses must be located on the non-Green Belt area of the land.

CPRE has also spoken against the allocation of the site at St Frideswide and a number of other community green spaces around the District.

Watch this space for further developments.

 

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In November 2012, West Oxfordshire Distrcit Council's published its Draft Local Plan. We have responded to their consultation which you can read in the document below.

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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.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 00:00

Barton housing plans: too few green spaces

11 July 2012 

The Oxford City committee of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says that the plan to build hundreds of houses on a site between Barton and Northway contains too few green spaces.

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