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Inspectors back Oxford plan's higher housing target and green belt release

Inspectors back Oxford plan's higher housing target and green belt release

Planning inspectors have backed proposals in Oxford City Council's draft local plan to provide almost 11,000 new homes up to 2036 and to release eight green belt sites for housing.

Why a county council is poised to take over production of a district's local plan

Why a county council is poised to take over production of a district's local plan

Ministers have warned an Oxfordshire district council considering ditching its long-emerging development plan that it may ask the county council to intervene. Obervers believe some form of intervention is likely, with the county saying it is willing to step in, despite resource concerns.

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The court ruling that legal experts say will ease green belt release

The court ruling that legal experts say will ease green belt release

A High Court ruling on a challenge to a Surrey local plan may make it easier for both councils and developers to make the case for releasing green belt via plan-making, say barristers.

How the Tory pledge to review the Oxbridge Expressway will affect the road corridor's development

How the Tory pledge to review the Oxbridge Expressway will affect the road corridor's development

A promise by the transport secretary during the general election campaign to review a proposed new expressway between Oxford and Cambridge has prompted concerns about the government's commitment to housing growth in the area and looks set to further delay planning work based on the proposal.

How we did it: Achieving biodiversity and 40% social housing

How we did it: Achieving biodiversity and 40% social housing

Oxford City Council and developer Grosvenor promise biodiversity net gain and 40 per cent social homes at Barton Park, reports Colin Marrs.

How algae are blocking 10,000 planned homes

How algae are blocking 10,000 planned homes

It has been one year since a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on the environmental impact of nitrates from new developments threw plans for thousands of homes in England into doubt.