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Monday, 12 November 2012 12:24

Ash dieback hits Bicester copse

Dieback disease: 20 ash trees planted earlier this year to celebrate CPRE's 80th anniversary have today been destroyed

Published in News archive
Monday, 01 October 2012 10:31

Roadside clutter

Road signs provide essential information for road users and promote road safety. But increasingly there are too many signs. Some are officially sanctioned, but many more are unofficial advertising. Each sign is no doubt introduced with the best of intentions, but such clutter can create confusion, distract motorists and deface the rural landscape.

Artificial gates, flashing illuminated signs, coloured road surfaces, rumble strips, speed humps, chicanes of planters: when used together, they disfigure villages and roadsides and they’re expensive to install and maintain. A balance is needed. Essential signs should of course be maintained but they need to be sensitive to the character of the surrounding countryside.

A particularly ugly recent phenomenon is the growing number of advertising hoardings in fields by the roadside, and old vans emblazoned with advertising which park more or less permanently in laybys.  To report an illegally parked advertising van to the authorities you need to have observed it twice during the day perhaps on your way to work or the shops and on the way back. Take photos of it to prove it hasn’t moved. The authorities then have enough information to contact the advertiser and get it removed.

Published in News archive

2 October 2012

Oxford City Council needs to respect the wishes of local residents and protect both allotments and the green space at East Minchery Farm.

Published in News archive

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.

Published in News archive
Tuesday, 11 September 2012 00:00

Oxford's lost landscapes

11 September

The potential loss of some of Oxford's green spaces to developments prompted CPRE member Sarah Milliken to organise an exhibition of artworks.

Published in News archive
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 00:00

Barton housing plans: too few green spaces

11 July 2012 

The Oxford City committee of the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) says that the plan to build hundreds of houses on a site between Barton and Northway contains too few green spaces.

Published in News archive
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 00:00

Warneford Meadow Friends consider purchase

1 July 2012

Following the Department of Health's decision to sell Warneford Meadow, its agents Savills have invited local and community groups to submit expressions of interest in purchasing the property. The Friends of Warneford Meadows (FoWM) have registered such an interest.

Published in News archive
Monday, 22 August 2011 08:39

What we think about wind turbines

Wind turbines can be beneficial in capturing CO2-free energy, but in a county like Oxfordshire, where winds are light and sporadic, we don’t think they’re appropriate.

Published in The issues
Friday, 19 August 2011 15:59

We care about water

We are very conscious of how important water is as a creator and conserver of our cherished landscape and natural world. The stress and damage caused by drought or flood are self evident.

Published in The issues
Thursday, 18 August 2011 14:42

What we think about landscapes

The diversity of the Oxfordshire landscape is being steadily eroded. There is a spreading blandness and loss of character afflicting Oxford and our small towns and the countryside in which they are set. We're ending up with 'anywhere places'.

Published in In depth
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