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The Government acceptance of recommendations from the National Infrastructure Commission to develop the Oxford-Cambridge Arc despite no formal public consultation, environmental assessment or parliamentary inquiry having taken place, is a ‘devastating blow for local democracy and the countryside’, says CPRE.

27,000 hectares of farmland and woodland threatened by Oxford-Cambridge Arc, according to CPRE analysis

The Government is set to accept a recommendation from the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), this Monday (29 October), to build 1 million new homes between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge.

The Oxford North project, previously known as the Oxford Gateway, is proposed to be built on 64 acres of land between Wolvercote roundabout, the A34 and the Peartree roundabout.

Thanks to an initiative by CPRE Oxfordshire communities throughout the county have been inspired to make a film celebrating their local area and explaining why it needs protecting from development.

Thames Water has been forced into higher leakage reduction targets, but says the Abingdon reservoir is now needed even sooner than it thought before. Consultation closes 28 November.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 11:46

Ox-Cam Expressway: Corridor to development

Written by CPRE Oxfordshire

The Government has today announced its chosen Corridor for the Oxford-Cambridge Expressway - putting swathes of countryside at risk.

Monday, 10 September 2018 12:54

West Oxfordshire Local Plan Approved

The Inspector’s report on the West Oxfordshire Local Plan has now been published, finding the Plan sound subject to Main Modifications.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 09:37

New settlements for Oxfordshire?

Written by CPRE Oxfordshire

This month the Government has written to Oxfordshire’s local planning authorities giving them just seven weeks to suggest suitable locations for major new settlements. Our view? This is Alice’s Adventures in Planning Land....

Oxfordshire County Council Minerals and Waste Local Plan: Part 2 – Site Allocations

Issues and Options Consultation – Deadline 4pm Wednesday 3rd October 2018

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