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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.

Monday, 03 September 2012 11:09

Banbury airport 'pie in the sky'

Written by CPRE Oxfordshire

Good grief! Massive airport somewhere near Banbury suggested

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.

20 July 2012

You may think that cycling and walking in the countryside will be wonderful and relaxing, but the reality can be different, with pedestrians and cyclists competing for space on narrow roads with fast cars.

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.

Saturday, 30 June 2012 10:49

Oxpens meadow

Written by Local Group Web Manager: Jane Tomlinson

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.

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