We are Kidlington residents with experience and interest in planning issues. Kidlington's rural setting and surrounding Green Belt are under threat. We campaign to maintain Kidlington's rural setting and for improvements to the village. We believe that developers can and should deliver decent, affordable housing without taking away the Green Belt. We think this is important for the enjoyment, benefit, quality of life of our community and for and for the environment and wildlife.
CDWA was formed to present a united front against Cherwell District Council's proposed changes to the Local Plan. Together we represent action groups from North Oxford, N Oxford Golf club members Gosford and Water Eaton, Kidlington Begbroke, Yarnton and Woodstock.
We meet regularly to share ideas and resources. Individual groups and other partner contacts are listed below. The Groups are also hugely grateful to all our local Councillors at County, District and Parish level for their valuable support.
The green belt around Kidlington has prevented the rapid expansion of the village beyond the current boundaries. Without this protection Kidlington may have merged with surrounding villages and Oxford City.
The current drive for massive housing development threatens to overcome the Green Belt. Governments Policy commitments to preserve it do not seem to be effective.
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KDW member Linda Ward, speaks at the ROAR Rally in Woodstock in April 2016 about Cherwell District Council's proposal that the Kidlington Masterplan might include a local Green Belt review. (Intense local opposition led CDC to remove this from the Masterplan - only to resurface via the Local Plan revision to meet Oxford's unmet need).