Planning for Real Need not Speculator Greed in Oxfordshire

The growth strategy for Oxfordshire proposes 100,000 new houses by 2031, equivalent to two new cities the size of Oxford; plus 85,000 new jobs, and at least 200,000 more people, roughly a 30% increase in our population.

In order to meet these top-down targets rural Oxfordshire is being sacrificed. Yet the public have not been properly consulted.

We believe there is an alternative vision for the future of Oxfordshire – one that is not based on forced economic growth, but which focuses on meeting local people’s real needs.

Need not Greed Oxon is a campaign dedicated to protecting Oxfordshire’s rural environment, whilst recognising the development and infrastructure needs of our residents.


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The Issue

A “growth at all costs” policy has led to a county plan that envisages building at virtually double any previous rate, and threatens to overwhelm our infrastructure, services, landscape and communities.

Put simply, the growth strategy is the biggest threat to rural Oxfordshire in our history and its impact would be irreversible.

The Campaign

Need not Greed Oxon is a coalition of local groups and individuals that have come together to campaign for a future that respects the views of local people, plans for “need not greed” and protects the environment.

We want local people to have a real voice in the debate on the future of Oxfordshire.


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

NNGO 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, […]

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

You 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 […]

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

You 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 […]

Peter-Jay"We want to see the right houses, in the right place, for the right people and at the right cost  - this campaign will help us to achieve this in Oxfordshire."

Peter Jay, Chairman of ROAR

Helen-Marshall"Many local groups around the county are currently fighting lonely battles against aggressive developers wanting to build on inappropriate sites, and often losing - by supporting this campaign, local groups can engage with the bigger picture and have a better chance of saving rural Oxfordshire."

Helen Marshall, Director of CPRE Oxfordshire