Oxfordshire is set to face significant growth in the coming years, with the potential creation of 85,000 jobs and 100,000 new houses. How can this growth be managed and mitigated to ensure we protect and enhance our environment and rural communities, which are so central to our quality of life?
Please join us to hear leading experts explore some of the creative and positive solutions that we can consider, and discuss how these ideas might be applied in Oxfordshire.
This event is open to the general public, but will be particularly relevant to local authority members and staff, business and university representatives, parish councillors, local environmental and community organisations and CPRE members.
1.30pm-2pm Registration & coffee
2pm Welcome to St Edmund Hall - Dr Peter Collins, Emeritus Fellow, St Edmund Hall, and Chairman, CPRE Vale of White Horse District
2.05pm Introduction to the afternoon - John Harwood, President, CPRE Oxfordshire
2.10pm ‘Rural Affordable Housing - the Key to Sustainable Rural Communities’ - Jo Lavis, Director, Rural Housing Solutions
2.40pm ‘Green Infrastructure: Making a contribution to the challenges we face’ - Dr Ingo Schüder, Director, Brillianto
3.30pm ‘Neighbourhood Planning in Rural England: a step in the right direction’ - Prof Gavin Parker, University of Reading
4pm ‘Positive Planning’ - Shaun Spiers, Chief Executive, Campaign to Protect Rural England
4.40pm Panel session - (participants tbc) How can we apply these lessons and solutions to Oxfordshire?
5.10pm Closing remarks - John Harwood
5.15pm Reception - please join us to continue discussions over a glass of wine
See the CPRE Oxfordshire website for full speaker biographies www.cpreoxon.org.uk/events
We do hope you will join us for this interesting event focusing on positive solutions.
With thanks from CPRE Oxfordshire.
CPRE Oxfordshire gratefully acknowledges the support of the Tanner Trust for this event.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is no parking at St Edmund Hall so we strongly recommend travelling by public transport.
For details see: https://www.seh.ox.ac.uk/contact-us/visiting-college
Dietary & Access Requirements
Please let us know if you have any specific dietary or access requirements.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
For further information please see our website: www.cpreoxon.org.uk/events
T: 01491 612079