Oxfordshire faces extreme development pressures from new housing and related development. Existing plans include 100,000 new homes, while plans such as the ‘Oxford – Cambridge Arc’ would massively increase that figure.
We have worked with a local planning consultancy to develop a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for local councils seeking to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies.
This is available here: Climate Emergency SPD Oct 2020
Oxford Friends of the Earth is particularly concerned about the Oxfordshire 2050 Plan. This strategic plan should be the ‘route map’ to carbon neutrality for the county, but at present it offers little more than business as usual.