Ask Oxford City Council to think again about its plans to spend £4.5 million building houses on an ancient wildflower meadow in the heart of the Iffley Village Conservation Area and support a better alternative for community and nature.
This special field is not a good place for housing: 2.5 acres of wildflower meadow, on the edge of the Thames floodplain, bordered by narrow lanes which are designated a principle quiet route for active travel used by up to 900 people/day, in a rural conservation area, more important for people and nature than ever!
Most of the housing will be very expensive with only 12 of the 30 homes planned to be for social rents, it will not make any impact on Oxford's housing crisis.
There are better places to build the homes Oxford needs: just 200m away in Iffley Village there is another site where 84 homes are planned. The Oxford Local Plan has reserved 430 acres of land in the city for businesses. Now post COVID some of this land should be regenerated for new homes.
Iffley Community Fields
We ask Oxford City Council to support the Iffley Community Fields project to work with the local people to open up the fields as a resource for community and nature to:
- Promote links in the wider community
- Provide educational opportunities
- Improve mental health and wellbeing
- Care for our wildflower meadow habitat for future
- Keep the special rural character of Iffley Village
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