Would the Abingdon Reservoir Solve Oxfordshire’s Drought?

Plans for an Abingdon Reservoir have been around for more than 20 years, and Thames Water remain focused on a 12km mega-reservoir project, built on farmland between 3 nearby villages with a 25-metre-high bund wall. The reservoir will hold 150 billion litres of water intended to supply London and the Affinity Water regions of the…

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Oxfordshire Plan 2050 – Cancelled!

The cancellation of the Oxfordshire Plan is a very disappointing outcome. Only last week we were promised a further consultation, particularly addressing housing numbers. It would clearly be better to plan for the whole of Oxfordshire than for each of the five District Councils to make individual plans. As we understand it, the cancellation of…

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Salt Cross Net Zero Ambition Crushed

artists impression of Salt Cross Garden Village

Image credit: Grosvenor oxongv.co.uk Salt Cross is a new ‘garden village’ being built at Eynsham in West Oxfordshire. Having fought against the development, the local community has subsequently worked extremely hard to try to ensure it is an exemplar of good development – including net zero commitments. West Oxfordshire District Council, supported by strong public views,…

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