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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

  • Love living in the countryside after living in a concrete jungle, more healthy for my husband all the walks around us, don't destroy it anymore than the floods we have. Save our Green areas !
  • Green belts were 'invented' so that dwellers in smog-ridden cities could escape to the countryside; their physical and mental health benefits are only just being fully realised. Key to green belts was their proximity to city centres (a bike ride or bus journey away). In an obscene reversal of the thought processes that created green belts, developers now use the proximity of the green belts to city centres to justify using them for housing. Yes, that was, and remains, their point.
  • We are rapidly losing green space around Oxfordshire. The proposed site holds scientific, environmental and cultural importance. Large scale sprawl onto sites of such importance poses a huge threat to wildlife with loss of habitat, damage to surrounding green space and reduced biodiversity from increased pollution. Green spaces on the perimeter of oxford city act as a carbon sink. We cannot afford to lose them.


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