UPDATE: March 21st, 2019

What’s new?

  • Consultation on the Oxfordshire Plan to 2050 is open until 25th March.  This is also known as the “JSSP”.  The plan covers the period from 2031/36 (when the current round of Local Plans ends) to 2050. You can read the plan and give feedback here:  https://oxfordshireplan.inconsult.uk/consult.ti

Notably this plan assumes the proposed Expressway will go ahead and assumes that there will be substantial growth in housing in Oxfordshire above and beyond the 100,000 home already being planned.  (Currently 300,000 homes in all being planned for Oxon would double the county’s population!)

  • News – This week the Oxford Times leads with an article about the proposed expressway, homes and impact on our environment based on information from CPRE (Campaign for Protection of Rural England).  The paper also includes a letter from an Oxford resident angry at the JSSP assumptions! (as per above).

  • SAVE THE DATE!  This year’s “Walk the Moor” event will take place on Sunday 7th July

 What’s next?

  • Continue to put up new signs & raise awareness locally and with other groups

  • “The enclosure of Otmoor & the Otmoor riots”, talk by Nigel Lambert. 7pm, 25th March, St Andrew’s Church, Oddington

  • John Howell: meeting for Parish Councillors only in the Millenium Hall at 7pm on Thursday 28th March.

  • NEA conference for all who’re interested, Saturday 30th March, Bicester.

  • 4th April Oxfordshire County Council – there will be a motion on the Expressway.  Time to lobby your County Councillor to ensure they know your views.

Cat Woodupdate, march