Salt Cross Garden Village Consultation

Salt Cross plan

Image credit: West Oxfordshire District Council Consultation on Proposed Main Modifications to the Submission Draft Salt CrossGarden Village Area Action Plan (AAP) is now open, closing 4th November 2022. In August Planning Inspectors ruled the Plan’s proposed policy on Net Zero Carbon Development ‘unsound’. Read more here: Salt Cross Net Zero Ambition Crushed Comments can…

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Green Belt Solar Farm Refused Time Extension

Last night (Wednesday 21st Sept) South Oxfordshire District Council Planning Committee voted unanimously against a five-year extension of the Nuneham Courtney solar farm, a development which they had permitted last December. This time Committee found that this 139-hectare solar farm, on a hillside in the Green Belt overlooking the City, would be harmful to the…

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West Oxfordshire Local Plan

‘Your Voice Counts’ Consultation Following a recent change in political administration, the District Council is updating both its Local Plan and Council Plan. Consultation is now live and due to close on 5th October. The Council is seeking the views of local residents, organisations and businesses on the areas they should focus on within these…

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Our Queen, our Patron

The end of an era: a message from our Chief Executive We at CPRE, the countryside charity, are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We were honoured to have her as our patron throughout her long reign and today marks the end of an era for us all. …

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Forget the Arc – Reset Regional Planning

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Image Credit: Ben Seymour, Unsplash CPRE Oxfordshire is asking Councillors to look at regional planning again, starting from first principles. The OxCam Arc may not quite yet be dead, but we should take this opportunity to see where it all went wrong. The top down imposition of projects and ambitions was never going to sit…

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