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CPRE Oxford is urging Oxford City Council to give residents access to green space within 300 metres of their home, in line with national best practice guidelines.
 
Published in Current news
Thursday, 31 January 2013 11:44

Oxford Green Belt fact sheet

All the facts and statistics you need about Oxford's Green Belt in one handy document. Download it now!

Published in Documents
Thursday, 24 January 2013 09:42

Oxford 'City Deal' RED ALERT

The ‘Oxford City Deal’ proposal has been submitted to Government by Oxford City Council, with no public consultation.  If approved, it threatens our local democracy and our countryside, including the Oxford Green Belt. Please act now.

Published in Current news
Monday, 31 December 2012 11:54

Tanks off our lawn

In letter to the Oxford Times, CPRE campaigner Michael Tyce says: "tanks off our lawn, city council"

Published in News archive

We were invited by The Oxford Times to answer the question: should thousands of homes be built south of Grenoble Road? No, of course they shouldn't.

Published in News archive
Thursday, 08 November 2012 11:14

Village green preservation: a change in the law

A Village Green or Town Green is, to most of us, a green, open or undeveloped space within a settlement.

Published in News archive
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.

Published in News archive

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.

 

Published in News archive
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.

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