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Displaying items by tag: Planning - CPRE Oxfordshire
Monday, 08 October 2012 14:05

Threats to the Green Belt

Despite its special 'protected' status, the Oxford Green Belt faces almost constant threats from land owners, developers and the councils, all wanting a little chunk.

Published in Update
Monday, 17 September 2012 14:05

Oxford Green Belt matters

It is often said that the Green Belt is one of the few planning policies recognised by the public. The concept of having a "green belt" around London to restrain appalling urban sprawl was promoted by CPRE and others from about 1930. Proposals for the Oxford Green Belt were submitted in 1958 but for various reasons were not formally approved until 1975. The Green Belt around Oxford covers 33,728 hectares (13% of land area of county).

Published in In depth
Monday, 01 October 2012 13:26

We care about planning

There are many planning challenges currently facing Oxfordshire and the Oxford Green Belt including housing, windfarms, mineral extraction, waste and transport infrastructure. We consider each one on its merits and ask: it is appropriate? Is it needed? What impact will it have on our countryside and our communities?

Published in The issues
Friday, 19 August 2011 13:26

Local plans and neighbourhood plans

The planning system is being blamed as too slow and as a barrier to growth and economic development. This is simply not true. Planning helps us to develop carefully, appropriately, sympathetically and for the benefit of us all. It protects us from short term greed and preserves the character of our villages, towns and landscapes.

Published in Update
Friday, 19 August 2011 13:26

Planning matters

Planning should be a balance between economic, social and environmental considerations. It is a crucial tool in protecting our countryside, while encouraging the right development in the right places for the right reasons.

Published in In depth
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