Oxfordshire faces extreme development pressures from new housing and related development. Existing plans include 100,000 new homes, while plans such as the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway would massively increase that figure. In 2017 we ran a workshop on ‘Planning as if the climate mattered’ and we cooperate with bodies including Oxfordshire CPRE and Oxford Civic Society.
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.