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Tuesday, 12 June 2018 13:17

Planning Explained

The town and country planning system shapes new building all over the country. It can protect the countryside from sprawl, and it gives everyone a chance to have their say. There is just one planning system in England but it operates on different levels. 

The Planning Help website provides information on the different levels of planning, you can find out more about National Planning, Sub-national Planning, Local Planning, Neighbourhood Planning and Planning Applications. 

Visit the Planning Help Website here.

Published in Planning
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 13:10

Campaign Tips

Whatever you care about, it is almost certain that there are other people who feel the same way. Working together with like-minded people is the best way to have a voice on issues that affect your lives. Whether you want to save your local park or change national planning legislation, community action can be the best way to achieve your aims. The Planning Help website offers a range of resources to help your campaign group be effective. From planning to lobbying your MP, approaching local media and public speaking.

Visit the Planning Help Campaign Tips page here.

 

Published in Campaigning
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 12:43

How to comment on a planning application

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Are you aware of a planning application and would like to find out more?
Perhaps you'd like to respond to a planning application but aren't sure where to start?
CPRE have put together an eight step guide to help. 

Published in Planning
Thursday, 23 November 2017 14:16

Consultation on Cherwell Planning Policies

Cherwell District Council is consulting on two new Planning Policy documents, concerning developer contributions and a design guide.

Published in News
Monday, 10 October 2016 14:15

Positive Planning Seminar, Wed 23 Nov

Please join us for this free public event at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, bringing together a range of national experts to take a look at positive planning solutions for Oxfordshire - from rural affordable housing to green infrastructure.  

Read more 

Published in Current news
Thursday, 22 January 2015 13:28

Plea to MPs over unrestrained development

Our campaigners have met with local MPs Sir Tony Baldry and John Howell to call for an end to unrestrained development in the county.

Published in News
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:02

Cherwell Draft Local Plan Modifications

A crucial opportunity to object to unjustified housing numbers, by 3 October

Published in News
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....

Published in Current news
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 09:57

Draft National Planning Policy Guidance

The Government has published its draft National Planning Policy Guidance - 500 pages of guidance on 38 subjects - and we only have until 9 October to comment!

Our chief concerns...

Published in News
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!

Published in News
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