CPRE Oxfordshire Guides
24th January 2022
A Little Rough Guide Around the Hedges
This little guide is a celebration of our unsung hedgerows. There’s a handy hedgerow plant identifier for when you’re next exploring our beautiful countryside.
What’s Special To You: Landscape Issues In Your Neighbourhood Plan
A guide to help influence development decisions in your local area
This guide is to help community groups develop strong landscape policies in their Neighbourhood Plans.
It will be helpful for anyone who is interested in protecting what is special about their local landscape.
It includes examples of existing neighbourhood planning policies, such as those designed to conserve landscape character, safeguard hedgerows, designate local green space and protect dark skies.
Read and print a PDF version of the guide below.
Watch Points for Drainage Aspect of Planning Applications
CPRE Oxfordshire is concerned that the impact of new development on existing drainage services, both surface water and foul drainage, is currently overlooked within the planning system.
This puts strain on local drainage strategies with local rivers bearing the brunt. Ultimately surface water finds its way to local streams and rivers potentially causing flooding. In the event that mains sewers are unable to cope with foul drainage, water companies are permitted to release untreated sewage into rivers potentially causing significant environmental damage.
We have produced a Technical Bulletin to help respond to drainage issues when commenting on planning applications. Download your copy below.