The Oxfordshire local connectivity and transport plan

In our submission to the consultation LCTP5 – vision, we highlight the need to prioritise net-zero carbon in transport by 2050 in order to tackle the climate change emergency. Over the next thirty years local authorities have to create a sustainable transport network with links between local e-bus, pedestrian and cycle routes to strategic rail […]

Oxford City Council shows support for our national park plan

In the meeting on Monday 22 March  Green Councillor Dick Wolff introduced a motion for the city council to issue a statement of support for national park to the northeast of Oxford. Instead, Council unanimously adopted an amendment to ‘consider a statement of support’ on the grounds that it is a relatively new idea.  The […]

Global law firm focuses on our case

The multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has written about our legal action against SODC in its daily briefing service (3 March) and highlighted particularly the legal significance of the climate change grounds. Planning law expert Nick McDonald notes that “the case is of interest to developers and local planning authorities alike, as it is the […]

Bioabundance backs CEE Bill

Bioabundance has joined the CEE Bill Alliance Oxfordshire, part of the growing grassroots support for  the Climate and Ecology Bill introduced by Green MP Caroline Lucas ( Brighton, Pavilion) on 2 September 2020. The Alliance is asking stakeholders and businesses to sign a letter addressed to all Oxfordshire MPs urging them to join the 98 […]

Environmental case could stall ‘largest ever’ road programme

Last spring Transport Action Network (TAN) started  legal proceedings against the government on the grounds that it should have properly assessed environmental impacts before launching the £27 billion Road Investment Strategy (RIS2) in March 2020. The Court agreed to hear the TAN claim last July.  According to the Guardian, those grounds  have been amended with […]

Oxford Mail: is SODC’s local plan good or bad for Wallingford?

On 10 February, The ex-Mayor of Wallingford Lee Upcraft took Sue Roberts to task for challenging the local plan. He makes the point that if the local plan were overturned, the neighbour plan for Wallingford would also be ‘scrapped’ and leave Wallingford vulnerable to speculative development. On 11 February, Sue responded that ‘Wallingford’s plan will […]

Press release: Bioabundance calls for new National Park north of Oxford

Bioabundance has put together a plan for a 36 sq mile National Park to the northeast of Oxford. It would create economic, social, mental, and physical benefits for residents, close to where they live. The Government has called for new National Parks, in its Environment Bill and in its 10-point plan: the Green Industrial Revolution. […]

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