Kidlington Development Watch

Our response to Cherwell Local Plan Partial Revision consultation involved wading through an awful lot of turgid and often contradictory material provided by Cherwell. Alan Lodwick did most of the work on our behalf and also led on consulting with other action groups to make sure we didn't miss a trick. So warm thanks and vote of appreciation for Alan. He is tireless and meticulous in bringing his wealth of Planning experience to bear in defence of the village and our Green Belt.

Begbroke and Yarton Group Response:

Cherwell's plan to develop Green Belt must be WITHDRAWN

Release date: 10 October 2017

Cherwell District Council`s plan to develop Green Belt land north of Oxford is unsound and unlawful, says Chairman of the Begbroke & Yarnton Green Belt Campaign (BYG), Giles Lewis which today filed its Representations on the Cherwell Proposed Plan Consultation via its lawyers.


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BYG (v2) Press Release Cherwell District Submission Plan
2017-10-10 BYG (v2) Press Release Cherwell District Submission Plan MUST BE WITHDRAWN
2017-10-10 BYG (v2) Press Release Cherwe
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Green Party Press Response

The Green Party response highlights large areas of inconsistency, poor planning and lack of evidence within the review and disputes the council's claims that they have established the exceptional circumstances that are required by national planning guidelines to remove land from the green belt. 

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Green Party response to Cherwell Local Plan
North Oxfordshire Green Party Responds t
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Cherwell South District CPRE

CPRE Cherwell South District object to the basic premise of this proposal as Oxford City have not provided proof, via an EiP that there is an ‘unmet need’ and so this review of the Cherwell Local Plan Part 1 is premature.



Assuming that an inspector finds there is an unmet need for Oxford City housing requirement then CPRE Cherwell South District have serious concerns regarding the proposal to place the majority of Cherwell’s allocated housing in the Green Belt. Various government ministers have repeatedly assured the public and reinforced the wording of the NPPF Section 9 in statements that the Green Belt is to be protected. Whilst the NPPF does allow for reviews of the Green Belt, paragraph 87 of the NPPF makes it quite clear that:

Inappropriate development is, by definition, harmful to the Green Belt and should not be approved except in very special circumstances”.


Read more - download the full objection below

Cherwell South District Committee (CPRE) response
CDC local Plan review response CPRE Cher
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