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.
A CAMPAIGN CHALLENGING OXFORDSHIRE'S FORCED ECONOMIC GROWTH STRATEGY
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.
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.
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 […]
Oxfordshire Strategic Economic Plan to be ‘refreshed’ – an opportunity to challenge county’s forced economic growth strategy
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 […]
A planning inspector has warned that West Oxfordshire will need to build more than the 10,500 new homes proposed in the local plan currently under examination. He said this total did not comply with the controversial Oxfordshire Strategic Housing Market Assessment published in 2014, which proposes 13,200 new homes. The council is to review options, […]
The Oxford Strategic Partnership is holding an Open Event – A Sustainable Future for Oxford and Oxfordshire – that will be held at The King’s Centre in Oxford, on Friday 26th February 2016, 9:30am – 13:00pm. It is exactly this kind of forum that we must use to bring our concerns to the attention of […]
"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
"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