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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

Thursday, 12 June 2014 16:44

Can you breathe?

South Oxfordshire is consulting on plans to improve air quality acrosss the District, especially in Henley, Wallingford and Watlington where pollution has reached levels identified by the government as potentially harmful to health.

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 08:12

Solar Farm in Oxford Green Belt

CPRE has written to the Secretary of State asking him to call in an Inspector's decision to grant permission for a solar farm at Bletchingdon, which would be the first within the Oxford Green Belt.

The Vale of White Horse draft Local Plan is proposing 1,700 houses at seven sites in the Green Belt.   But it is also suggesting taking nearly 20 more sites out of the Green Belt to make development easier in the future.  How many holes can you put in a belt before it falls apart?  

Please respond to the consultation by 4 April.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 09:12

Oxford City seeks 'Right to Grow'

Oxford City Council has leapt onto new Labour proposals to give cities a 'Right to Grow', but this could only mean expansion into the Oxford Green Belt....

The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is currently consulting on how best to spend £16m of EU Structural Investment Fund money in the county between now and 2020.  It's good news, but we need your help to give rural issues more of a say.

Friday, 06 September 2013 12:00

Fight now to avoid more Hill View Farm cases

The Government wants to continue relaxing the rules on which developments need planning permission.  This could mean your community changing overnight - but you'd get no say in it.   Act now!

Saturday, 30 June 2012 10:49

Oxpens meadow

Oxpens meadow is one of the last remaining vestiges of open green space in Oxford's West End area. It is a well-maintained field next to the ice rink used by walkers, residents and sportspeople. It is owned by the City Council and measures about 2 hectares (5 acres). It’s bounded to the south by the river Thames; to the east by the Castle Mill Stream and to the west by land owned by British Rail Board (Residuary) Ltd.

For decades the Meadow has been threatened. If the City's current plans for the redevelopment of the West End are realised, only about half of the Meadow would remain for public enjoyment. The site has been earmarked by the City Council as part of its West End rejuvenation scheme to include a conference centre, a police station, a relief road and riverside apartments.

These threats prompted SENDRA (St Ebbes New Development Residents’ Association) to apply to Oxfordshire County Council to register the Meadow as a Town Green under the Commons Act 2006. Town Green status would ensure the retention of Oxpens Meadow in perpetuity as a public open space. The Friends of Oxpens Meadow (FOM) was born. CPRE Oxfordshire strongly support FOM’s efforts.

Saturday, 30 June 2012 10:38

Trap Grounds

The Trap Grounds is six acres of reedbed, ponds, and woodland in suburban north Oxford. They were successfully registered as a Town Green in 2006 after a four-year legal campaign by the local community.

Saturday, 30 June 2012 10:32

Radley Lakes

Radley Lakes near the village of Radley, Abingdon in Oxfordshire, is a 30-acre lake, bristling with wildlife, surrounded by mature trees and studded with islands where birds nest. The lakes are exceptionally biodiverse with County Wildlife Status. It wasn’t always like this.

Thrupp Lake was the subject of a long and at times bitter battle between local residents and energy giant npower, who own the land. Npower planned to infill the largest surviving lake with fly ash from nearby Didcot power station and Oxfordshire County Council awarded planning permission for the tipping in breech of the local plan.

A group of local people formed Save Radley Lakes and applied to get Thrupp and Bullfield Lakes declared a Town Green. Alas in 2007 the application was rejected. After a long and active campaign, in May 2009, npower announced that the Earth Trust had been appointed to manage the lakes. Save Radley Lakes became the Friends of Radley Lakes and now work closely with Earth Trust to protect and nurture the Lakes.

CPRE Oxfordshire supported the campaigners in their fight to save Radley Lakes. We administered their funds, enabling them to collect Gift Aid and we helped with their media and publicity.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 09:04

A Little Rough Guide Around the Hedges

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This little guide is a celebration of our unsung hedgerows. There's a handy hedgerow plant identifier for when you’re next exploring our beautiful countryside.

 

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