The village of Harwell is once again the site of a development proposal on greenfield – this time by Gladman Developments who want to build up to 60 homes on land north of Didcot Road, on the east of Harwell.
As part of Gladman’s ‘commitment to engage with local communities’, leaflets outlining the development proposals and seeking comments have been distributed during late January 2016 to approximately 365 households and businesses in Harwell, as part of Gladman’s pre-application, public consultation process.
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Gavray Meadows in Bicester is under threat from development. Part of Gavray Meadows was designated a local wildlife site, or Conservation Target Area (CTA), in 2002 – it is home to many rare species and is virtually the only wild green space remaining inside Bicester’s ring road. But 300 homes are proposed for Gavray Meadows and the surrounding area, known by planners as ‘Bicester 13’.
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Residents from all over Oxfordshire attended the Protect Vale Green Belt Walk on Sunday morning (24 January) to express their concern about plans to develop large parts of the Green Belt around north Abingdon.
The walk was organised by members of the Need not Greed Oxon coalition to highlight the challenges faced by the Green Belt in North Abingdon, including SPADE – Sunningwell Parishioners Against Damage to the Environment, NALPG – North Abingdon Local Planning Group, and CPRE Oxfordshire.Read more …
OxLEP – the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the unelected and unaccountable quango responsible for the county’s forced economic growth strategy, is this week appointing consultants to work on a ‘refresh’ of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP).
The Need not Greed Oxon campaign is calling on local Councils to work together to ensure the growth figures in the new SEP are more realistic and appropriate for a rural county and better focused on real need.
And we need you to help persuade them!