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Local Group Web Manager: Jane Tomlinson - CPRE Oxfordshire
Local Group Web Manager: Jane Tomlinson

Local Group Web Manager: Jane Tomlinson

Jane Tomlinson, PR manager, CPRE Oxfordshire

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"

Monday, 10 December 2012 14:20

Oxpens meadow protected

Oxpens Meadow has finally been secured as an open space. Councillors have agreed to dedicate it to HM The Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year under a 'fields in trust' scheme which protects green spaces for the future.

Well done to Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) for serving a prohibition order on a site at Thrupp Farm near Radley!  The order comes as a relief to local residents who have been blighted by illegal workings on the site for years.

Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:07

Wrong on housing, wrong on the countryside

Planning minister Nick Boles is wrong on housing, wrong on the countryside. His call to increase the urbanised area of England is provocative and unnecessary, and casts a shadow over at least 25% of our undisturbed countryside.

Oxford: Our worst fears for Barton Nature Park are confirmed.The Planning Inspector's report on the Barton Area Action Plan has been published, the Park will be lost to housing development.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 10:25

Objection to new homes in Ashbury

We have written to Vale of White Horse District Council (VWHDC) to register our objection at plans to build 17 new homes on land to west of the Idstone Road, Ashbury (application number P12/V2060/FUL).

CPRE often supports small developments in villages when the proposals are appropriately sited, as they can help to boost rural communities. But this proposal is not one of them.

This application proposes to build on greenfield agricultural land. We think that this is undesirable in every way in this historic landscape, just outside the Ashbury Conservation Area. The development would be outside the village built envelope, on a steep site and very visible from the west, and access would be difficult.

VWHDC's own conservation officer noted, in recommending refusal, that the development would 'extend the built up limits of the village on to an exposed site extending into the countryside', whilst ' not relating to the existing form of the village'.

No thanks.

Friday, 30 March 2012 09:41

Thrupp Lane

Thrupp Lane residents suffer from hundreds of massive and heavily laden vehicles squeezing, rumbling and clattering down a lane that (except for the tarmac) is unchanged since pedestrians and horse-drawn vehicles carved it out hundreds of years ago.

The Growth and Infrastructure Bill currently going through Parliament is an attack on the planning system and environmental protections.

Thursday, 15 November 2012 08:58

Land not sand at Pinewoods

Hanson plc has been wanting to extract sand from a site in the Vale of the White Horse for years. The 69-acre site of agricultural land west of Pinewoods hamlet extends north from the A420 almost to the Longworth to Hinton Waldrist village road.

While we are big supporters of recycling and reducing the amount of waste going to landfill, that doesn't mean we automatically support waste management companies in expanding their premises.

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