KDW - helping local residents to protect the Green Belt around Kidlington

About KDW

 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.


KDW believes that effective, informed public participation in planning consultations is vital to democratic policy making. We publicise those that directly affect Kidlington and offer advice on how best to make your views known.


Currently we are focused on Cherwell's latest draft Local Plan 2040. You can download and read our response submitted November 2023 here.


Prior to this, we have taken part in successive Local Plans, including taking Cherwell's Partial Review of Oxford City's unmet housing need to Judicial review.


Green belt benefits

The green belt around Kidlington has prevented the rapid expansion of the village beyond the current boundaries. Without this protection Kidlington would merged with surrounding villages and Oxford City. 


The Green Belt is meant to be a permanent planning protection. Yet the  current drive for massive housing development threatens to overcome the Green Belt. The current Governments stated commitments to preserve it seem half hearted. Certainly they are ineffective since so much Green Belt has been lost under their administration.