RTPI Greenbelt Symposium
16 March 2015
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is holding a seminar to bring together a number of leading thinkers on the subject of greenbelt development. The issue will undoubtedly be in the inbox of any new government and we are keen to ensure that any future debate is mindful of the social and economic consequences of…Read more
Reviewing the Green Belt (Press Release)
22 July 2014
“The Oxford Green Belt was created in 1955. It cannot be right to claim that this 60-year old policy should never be reviewed to see if it is still appropriate for today and the next 60 years. How Green Belt policy will meet the challenges of the future at least needs looking at.Read more
Reviewing the Green Belt: disaster or distraction?
22 July 2014
Many of us involved in planning issues believe that we are in something of a Titanic situation in Oxfordshire. The course we have been following for the past few decades is heading for a number of environmental icebergs. These include energy availability and cost, climate change, air pollution, health issues, traffic congestion, social inequality and despoliation of the landscape we hold so dear.
To confine the debate to the arrangement of the deck chairs when what is desperately needed is a change of course, seems naive and complacent.Read more