On Friday Oxford City's West Area Planning Committee resolved to instruct their Head of City development to negotiate with the University of Oxford to find a solution that ameliorates the size and impact of the ugly and inappropriately tall development.
Thousands of people have now joined the protest about the impact of the development on Port Meadow, and now very large numbers of people within the University are urging the Vice-Chancellor to lower the height of the buildings.
Sushila Dhall of Campaign to Protect Port Meadow says: "We feel a breakthrough may be close, and urge the University to bring a swift and clean end to this controversy by voluntarily lowering the heights of these blocks."
CPRE Oxfordshire urges everyone to keep the pressure on those who can resolve this matter.
What you can do
- Add your name now to a petition against the development that has already has 1,700 people signed up.
- If you live in Oxford, contact your District Councillor (see this list on Oxford City website to find yours) and ask what they intend to do to about this
- Read more about the campaign to protect Port Meadow on their website here: http://saveportmeadow.wordpress.com/