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Oxfordshire: Sports grounds and allotments threatened

Oxfordshire: Sports grounds and allotments threatened Photo: © CPRE

The Oxford District group launched a campaign to save local green spaces earmarked for development by the city council.

Sports grounds and allotments were among 75 sites threatened by plans for 8,000 new houses, as well as university and commercial expansion. Campaign Manager Dr Helena Whall points out there is already a shortage of green spaces.

‘As the population continues to grow, this shortage will increase and the existence of the green spaces will become increasingly threatened. We need to protect them now, before it is too late.’ In its response to the city’s consultation on potential development sites, CPRE argued that, to ensure Oxford remains a decent place to live and work, the city must pay regard to important environmental policies, such as protection of the Green Belt and other green spaces.

As the population continues to grow, this shortage will increase and the existence of the green spaces will become increasingly threatened. We need to protect them now, before it is too late.




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