New plans for two fresh garden cities entered for prize

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First published in News

THOUSANDS of new homes near Kidlington and two other “satellite” settlements would transform Oxford into a “garden city” in a new plan.

The man behind the Oxford Futures transport project, design expert Nicholas Falk, of Stroud, Gloucestershire, entered his scheme for this year’s Wolfson Economic Prize, a national competition, worth £250,000.

It would see a new settlement built north of the city, close to the new Oxford Parkway railway station at Kidlington, due to open next summer.

There would also be two other large developments elsewhere, planned with green spaces and conforming with the garden city ethos of combatting urban sprawl.

Mr Falk’s full plan, including maps, will remain under wraps until this year’s Wolfson prize winner is announced on September 3.

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11:21am Wed 6 Aug 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Sounds very good. It's important to plan new developments around a public transport hub.

No comment from the notorious Oxford(shire) faction of the CPRE yet... So maybe a good time to play "NIMBY Bingo"!

Just write down a number of typical CPRE/Nimby phrases such as:-

Anger
Fear
Aghast
Worry/ies/ied
Traffic
Congestion
Health Centre / GP Surgery
Ambulance
Jobs
Parking
Trees
Port Meadow
Sewage
Water
Flooding
White Elephant
Newt

Share them out amongst your friends and the first to spot all their phrases in a CPRE press release shouts "Bingo!"

Such fun.
Sounds very good. It's important to plan new developments around a public transport hub. No comment from the notorious Oxford(shire) faction of the CPRE yet... So maybe a good time to play "NIMBY Bingo"! Just write down a number of typical CPRE/Nimby phrases such as:- Anger Fear Aghast Worry/ies/ied Traffic Congestion Health Centre / GP Surgery Ambulance Jobs Parking Trees Port Meadow Sewage Water Flooding White Elephant Newt Share them out amongst your friends and the first to spot all their phrases in a CPRE press release shouts "Bingo!" Such fun. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: 0

11:39am Wed 6 Aug 14

Marco00 says...

Kidlington already has a Garden City !!!
Kidlington already has a Garden City !!! Marco00
  • Score: 6

2:48pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Paul Simon says...

Not sure why Andrew in Oxford believes that genuine concerns raised by CPRE regarding infrastructure,servi
ces and the environment make them NIMBYs ? If we had a first class planning system and developers whose primary thought wasn't their own profit maximisation, perhaps we wouldn't require groups like CPRE.Unfortunately, as we have neither I think we should welcome their thoughts and the fact they challenged badly conceived and badly implemented developments.
PS. I am NOT a member of CPRE
Not sure why Andrew in Oxford believes that genuine concerns raised by CPRE regarding infrastructure,servi ces and the environment make them NIMBYs ? If we had a first class planning system and developers whose primary thought wasn't their own profit maximisation, perhaps we wouldn't require groups like CPRE.Unfortunately, as we have neither I think we should welcome their thoughts and the fact they challenged badly conceived and badly implemented developments. PS. I am NOT a member of CPRE Paul Simon
  • Score: 2

4:13pm Wed 6 Aug 14

yabbadabbadoo256 says...

and off we go... time for popcorn
and off we go... time for popcorn yabbadabbadoo256
  • Score: 0

4:31pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Patrick, Devon says...

You forgot one Andrew - Green Belt. Wouldnt it also interfere with plans for fracking?
You forgot one Andrew - Green Belt. Wouldnt it also interfere with plans for fracking? Patrick, Devon
  • Score: 1

10:59pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Paul Simon wrote:
Not sure why Andrew in Oxford believes that genuine concerns raised by CPRE regarding infrastructure,servi

ces and the environment make them NIMBYs ? If we had a first class planning system and developers whose primary thought wasn't their own profit maximisation, perhaps we wouldn't require groups like CPRE.Unfortunately, as we have neither I think we should welcome their thoughts and the fact they challenged badly conceived and badly implemented developments.
PS. I am NOT a member of CPRE
The CPRE media department is quite prolific with pre-prepared content for local "activists" who are campaigning against homes and jobs. The content can be found across a broad range of media outlets in the Oxford area.

In recent days they have campaigned against over 9000 jobs in "The Oxford Mail" letters pages alone. Going over recent months there have been CPRE led campaigns against 1000s of social housing homes and many more private homes and apartments.

If it's the right thing for you, why not join their campaign and proudly say you support the campaign against homes and jobs? Stand sour faced in a field in the Northway and demand that ambulances shouldn't have direct access to the JR from the A40 in Oxfordshire (Although that was a Green candidate campaign who happens to be a senior member of the CPRE). Or demand that degraded brownfield sites shouldn't be used for apartments. Or even that farmers shouldn't harvest sunshine.

Whilst remainig absolutely silent about countryside issues such as badgers...
[quote][p][bold]Paul Simon[/bold] wrote: Not sure why Andrew in Oxford believes that genuine concerns raised by CPRE regarding infrastructure,servi ces and the environment make them NIMBYs ? If we had a first class planning system and developers whose primary thought wasn't their own profit maximisation, perhaps we wouldn't require groups like CPRE.Unfortunately, as we have neither I think we should welcome their thoughts and the fact they challenged badly conceived and badly implemented developments. PS. I am NOT a member of CPRE[/p][/quote]The CPRE media department is quite prolific with pre-prepared content for local "activists" who are campaigning against homes and jobs. The content can be found across a broad range of media outlets in the Oxford area. In recent days they have campaigned against over 9000 jobs in "The Oxford Mail" letters pages alone. Going over recent months there have been CPRE led campaigns against 1000s of social housing homes and many more private homes and apartments. If it's the right thing for you, why not join their campaign and proudly say you support the campaign against homes and jobs? Stand sour faced in a field in the Northway and demand that ambulances shouldn't have direct access to the JR from the A40 in Oxfordshire (Although that was a Green candidate campaign who happens to be a senior member of the CPRE). Or demand that degraded brownfield sites shouldn't be used for apartments. Or even that farmers shouldn't harvest sunshine. Whilst remainig absolutely silent about countryside issues such as badgers... Andrew:Oxford
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