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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
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