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.
In a letter to the press NGGO coalition members say OxLEP workshops were not a ‘meaningful consultation’
In a letter to the press Need not Greed Oxon coalition members, Peter Jay of ROAR and Alan Lodwick of Kidlington Development Watch said the OxLEP SEP ‘Refresh’ Workshops did not constitute a ‘meaningful consultation’ and were part of a ‘crude PR exercise’. Peter Jay and Alan Lodwick said: “these events were not a meaningful consultation, […]
Gladman have now submitted a formal planning application for 60 homes on greenfield land to north of Didcot Road, in the village of Harwell. Keep Harwell Rural strongly object to this proposed development since it would erode the last green barrier between Harwell and Didcot.
The Oxford Green Belt Network March 2016 Newsletter is now available. The lastest newsletter provides a round-up of current threats to the Oxford Green Belt. The picture presented is one of relentless efforts to develop in the Green Belt.
Developers Blenheim Estate and Pye Homes whose plan to build more than 1,500 homes on the edge of Woodstock was turned down have proposed another, smaller development. The developers now want to put up 280 properties on a smaller site, on land South East of Woodstock. About 900 residents in Woodstock have received a leaflet informing them […]
"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