October 17, 2019

After three years of campaigning against Cherwell District Council's Plan to swamp our villages and trash Oxford's northerly Green Belt with 4,400 new houses, some things can still surprise me.

August 18, 2019

By Giles Lewis, Chair, Cherwell Development Watch, an Alliance of five local associations protesting Cherwell`s Local Review Plan.

[Cherwell District Council meeting, 22 July 2019, Item 9 (Motion on Local Plan): Agenda & Webcast]

We speak today in support of Cllr. Middl...

January 4, 2019

The Examination in Public Hearings presents us with our last substantial chance to save our Green Belt.

We have organised two public meetings to outline what happens next and, to be honest, to request donations to a fighting fund.

The meetings are:

Begbroke Village Hall:...

December 19, 2018

The Examination in public (EiP) Hearings have been announced by the Planning Inspector, together with an outline of the "matters and issues" to be considered. The Hearing Sessions web page has further details. The Partial Review of Cherwell District Council's Local Pla...

August 25, 2018

The Planning Inspector will conduct a preliminary hearing into two key issues relating to the proposed revision of the Cherwell Local Plan on 28 Sept 2018, namely the soundness of the means by which Cherwell were apportioned 4,400 houses, and the soundness of exception...

February 28, 2018

On Monday 26 February, after a packed three hour session, Cherwell District Council voted in favour of the controversial Partial Review of their 2015 Adopted Local Plan. The Partial Review seeks to build 4,400 houses to meet an alleged unmet housing need of Oxford City...

February 17, 2018

Welcome to BYG’s latest update, we have some important news.

On February 26, Cherwell District Council will hold a full meeting of the council at Bodicote House in Banbury at

which it will vote on the proposals to build 4,400 new houses on the green belt countryside that...

January 7, 2018

BYG calls on Cherwell District councillors to ensure the proposed revisions to the Local Plan are withdrawn on the basis that the plan is clearly legally non-compliant and unsound.

January 4, 2018

The response of the Begbroke and Yarnton Green Belt (BYG) Campaign to the Cherwell District Council Local Plan 2011-2031 (Part 1) Partial Review comprises four documents, prepared by Richard Buxton Environmental & Public Law.

October 10, 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)

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