Calls to Protect Prime Farmland

child and dog leaning on farm gate

Image credit: Abigail Oliver New CPRE research has found there’s been an amazing hundred-fold increase in our best farmland lost to development in little more than a decade. As a result, we’re telling government we need a land strategy and new planning rules to safeguard our food security. Newly published research on food security has found…

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Volunteer Opportunity – Oxford District Chair

Whilst CPRE has both members and volunteers within the City area, we have been without a formal City-based district committee for a number of years.  We are now keen to re-establish this group and are looking for a dynamic chairperson, or co-chairs, to help us achieve this.  There are others willing to participate, but we…

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Proposed Green Belt Solar Farm at Noke

Land at Noke

Plans for a 43 hectare solar farm, within the Oxford Green Belt north of Noke are currently being considered. View the application and have your say on the Cherwell District Council website. Deadline for comment is 22nd July. CPRE Oxfordshire has objected to the application: “There would be severe damage to the Green Belt, its…

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Thames Water Consultation

Drainage and Waste Water Management Plan These are new long-term plans that set out how wastewater systems, and the drainage networks that serve them, are to be extended, improved and maintained to ensure they are resilient against future pressures such as climate change and population growth. Consultation on the draft plan is open, closing Thursday…

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Solar Farm Map

Solar farm map

CPRE Oxfordshire is calling for a properly thought out strategy for the location of renewable energy, as more of Oxfordshire’s farmland is targeted by solar companies. With applications increasing dramatically, we have published a map showing existing solar installations across the county and those currently under consideration. The map will be regularly updated to reflect…

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