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Need not Greed Oxon has responded to the OxLEP public consultation on the SEP Refresh – Have you?

generic-news-2The Need not Greed Oxon coalition has today submitted its response to the OxLEP public consultation on the SEP Refresh.

Have you?

You have until 27th May to do so!

Read the NNGO response to OxLEP public consultation on SEP Refresh May 2016 (PDF).

If you don’t have much time and just want to make a quick response, see our (shorter) suggested responses: Need not Greed Oxon A4 Leaflet April 2016.

REMEMBER: If you have difficulty using the OxLEP online response form, you can simply email your response to: info@oxfordshirelep.com

This may be your last opportunity to make your voice heard on the future growth of Oxfordshire!

Please respond to public consultation on SEP Refresh by 27 May – Here’s how!

SEP-02NNGO is encouraging people to engage in the OxLEP online public consultation on the SEP Refresh and to express their own views to OxLEP.

*Deadline has been extended to: 27 May 2016*

OxLEP state that they seek that Oxfordshire’s economy is recognised to be inclusive, “a place in which all residents – irrespective of age, gender, or ethnicity – have a real stake in determining the county’s future economic narrative and contributing fully to it.” (SEP consultation draft p.9)

This is your opportunity to make your views known!

NNGO has produced some notes to outline specific areas of concern that you might find useful in drafting your own responses.

See ‘NNGO – Public Consultation SEP Refresh May 2016‘ (PDF).

If you have limited time, we suggest you respond to Question 7, and simply call for:

1. A proper assessment of the impacts of this proposed Strategic Economic Plan,

2. The introduction of more realistic & sustainable targets,

3. Followed by a full consultation,

4. All led by a democratically elected and accountable body.

*PLEASE NOTE*

The website will not accept a response to Question 7, unless you respond to all the other questions! You can however answer Questions 1 – 6 with a full stop (the system seems to be happy with this!).

DON’T FORGET – if you have any problems using the online response form, you can email your responses to: info@oxfordshirelep.com

Help us to shape the future of Oxfordshire!

Public Meeting – Planning in Oxfordshire: What next? Tuesday 17 May

generic-news-2You are invited to a public meeting at Wallingford Town Hall, Tuesday 17 May, 7.30pm.

100,000 new homes?  A new Didcot every 2 years? What does this mean for sustainable development in the Wallingford area?

Consultation is now open until 27th May on the Strategic Economic Plan Refresh – have your say on our community’s future development.

Speakers will address the issues of housing, growth and quality of life:

Prof. Richard Harding, Chair of CPRE Wallingford District

John Cotton, Leader of SODC (invited)

Other speakers to be confirmed.

The event is being organised by Need not Greed Oxon coalition members: South Oxfordshire Sustainability, CPRE Oxfordshire and Sustainable Wallingford.

All welcome!

Find out more: Susainable Wallingford Facebook

For more information email: jk.gordon@btinternet.com

 

Public Meeting – Growth at all costs? Thame Town Hall – May 11th

generic-news-2You are invited to a Public Meeting at Thame Town Hall, Wednesday 11th May, 6.30 – 8.30pm.

Need not Greed Oxon has been invited by Thame Town Parish to give a presentation on the campaign, its origins and objectives, and our work around the OxLEP public consultation on the Strategic Economic Plan.

Speakers will include:

Helen Marshall, Director, CPRE Oxfordshire

Dr Sue Roberts, South Oxfordshire Sustainability (SOS)

Professor Richard Harding, Chairman, CPRE Wallingford District

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Chair: John Gordon, South Oxfordshire Sustainability (SOS)

All welcome!

The meeting will be held in the Upper Chamber, Thame Town Hall, Thame, OX9 3DP.

How to get there

For more information email: info@neednotgreedoxon.org.uk