Cherwell wants to place the extra 4,400 houses as close to Oxford as possible by releasing vast areas of green belt for development. It will allow Oxford to sprawl northwards, creating a massive urban conurbation
Kidlington, Gosford & Water Eaton, Yarnton and Begbroke are all under threat. Residents in Cutteslowe/ N. Oxford will be profoundly affected as will everyone who uses the historic North Oxford Golf Course.
Woodstock also stands to take another 410 homes. This is the only site outside the Green Belt also has bitter local opposition.
These proposals are not final and are the subject of our SOS campaign:
Stop Oxford's Sprawl
Kidlington could grow from 6,000 to 10,400 households. Our green fields sacrificed to Oxford's greed for expansion. Traffic problems will be horrendous. Schools and health services stretched. Precious countryside walks and views lost, habitats destroyed.
Kidlington's green setting is the most valuable amenity residents possess. Unless we act it may be lost forever.
We are working in tandem with other action groups representing all the communities that will be affected if these plans are approved. Details can be found here: