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To: Christ Church, Oxford

Stop Green Belt Destruction in Oxfordshire

Stop Green Belt Destruction in Oxfordshire

We want Christ Church, registered owner of what is now being called “Land North of Bayswater Brook” (LNBB) to withdraw their application to build 1100 executive houses, to save our greenbelt, Sydlings Copse and College Pond, a site of special scientific interest.

Why is this important?

Meadows and fields from the edge of Sandhills in the east, crossing Barton, down to the Elsfield Road in the west would be lost forever to 1100 hugely expensive executive-style-homes, plus an access road to service two-three cars per household linking to Bayswater Road. Air toxicity levels are already damagingly high, and the development would add further congestion-creating traffic in what is now vital Green belt land, thus affecting the health and well-being of existing residents.


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Reasons for signing

  • Sydlings Copse is an area of amazing diversity, containing several nationally rare species, and needs to be protected. Development of this scale would have a devastating effect.
  • Ruins the green
  • Sydlings Copse is scientifically and archeologically important. It’s biodiversity is unparalleled, while the medieval fishpond and associated dams can be traced back to when Studley Priory owned the land. It remains magical.


2019-05-06 08:46:33 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-04-19 10:09:45 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-04-16 18:20:13 +0100

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2019-04-16 16:46:26 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-04-16 12:36:40 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-04-16 09:50:12 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-04-16 08:23:04 +0100

10 signatures reached