Cherwell Council  will decide whether to go ahead with plans to sacrifice our Green Belt on Monday 26th February

Join us. Be Heard. Be Seen. Be there.

Cherwell Councillors meet to debate whether to accept the Local Plan on Monday 26th February.

Cherwell are due to publish the final version of the Local Plan to meet Oxford's unmet housing ambitions on Monday 19th February.  A special meeting of CDC Executive Committee is scheduled for 4.30 pm Monday 26th Feb. The  full Council meets at 6.30 pm for the final vote.


This is our last chance to make Cherwell listen. Campaign groups are lobbying hard to see the Plan deferred or rejected.

We plan to be there in numbers to make sure the Councillors hear our concerns.

We are organising a coach to help people attend the meetings. We'll bus you to the Council offices at Bodicote House, coming back after the deciding full council vote.

Speakers for the community include Layla Moran MP

Our local District Councillors are expected to speak against the Plan. Representatives from the Begbroke and Yarnton Group, the Greenways golfers and Kidlington Development Watch have also asked to address the meeting.

Please come and support them

Our message to Cherwell Councillors: There are  better choices. Vote NO

Kidlington Development Watch wrote to all 48 Cherwell District Councillors on 17th February. We have asked to speak at the Committee meeting.

  • the Plan is unsound;
  • the Plan is unlawful;
  • there are no demonstrable exceptional circumstances to justify removing land from the Green Belt;
  • the planning process has been deeply flawed in a number of significant ways including with regard to infrastructure issues; and
  • there are robust grounds for legally challenging the proposed submission.

"it would be reckless and irresponsible for Councillors to agree .... The Cherwell LP Part 1 Review should at the very least be held in abeyance until after Oxford's Local Plan has been completed"

CPRE Oxon CDC Briefing Feb2018.pdf
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