Oxfordshire Plan 2050: Oxfordshire needs truly affordable homes

Jericho, Oxford Credit Kamyar Adl/flickr

Image: Jericho, Oxford. Credit: Kamyar Adl/flickr CPRE Oxfordshire believes the answer is simple: higher density housing that is good for the pocket and the planet. The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 offers an opportunity to develop houses local people can afford. CPRE Oxfordshire argues that new housing should be well-designed, higher density, low cost and use the minimum amount…

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WE NEED A FAIR & ROBUST CONSULTATION PROCESS Update – new consultation deadline date – 19th November 2021. Documents republished with revised redactions.  The next step for Thames Water’s plans for a mega-reservoir near Abingdon is to pass a ‘GATE 1’ approval process being run by RAPID, a joint Ofwat, Environment Agency and Drinking Water…

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Government must urgently rethink Oxford-Cambridge Arc to protect nature and climate

Proposals for significant new housing and infrastructure development are bypassing critical safeguards for environment Government plans for rapid growth and development between Oxford and Cambridge, known as the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, risk damaging impacts on nature and climate unless they urgently rethink their approach, according to nature conservation and countryside charities the RSPB, The Woodland Trust,…

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CPRE Oxfordshire’s 90th anniversary appeal

Image courtesy of Amanda Garrett

In the midst of planning chaos – help us get countryside voices heard. Please help us raise £10,000 match funding to recruit a Planning Co-ordinator. Oxfordshire has been identified as a ‘growth hub’ – OxCam Arc proposals are lining us up for a near doubling of our housing stock and population by 2050.  Many of our…

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CPRE Oxfordshire’s 90th Anniversary 1931 – 2021

2021 marks 90 years of CPRE Oxfordshire. We will be taking a look back at past campaigns, how the county has changed and what it might look like in the future. CPRE Oxfordshire was founded on 7th March 1931 at the County Hall, Oxford. John Buchan, author and MP became CPRE Oxfordshire’s first Chairman. At that…

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CPRE releases ground-breaking new research into hedgerows

George Tomlinson

A new report investigates the huge environmental and economic benefits of hedgerows and shows that boosting them by 40% would create 25,000 jobs over the next 30 years and yield almost £4 for every £1 invested. The new research, undertaken independently by the Organic Research Centre, is laid out in a report: ‘Hedge fund: investing in hedgerows for…

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