Oxford to Cambridge Arc: a chance for housebuilding to support a green recovery by protecting and restoring nature

Oxford to Cambridge Arc: a chance for housebuilding to support a green recovery by protecting and restoring nature

Property development planning

JUNE 2020

Some of the UK’s leading nature conservation charities have produced a blueprint for how plans for up to a million new homes can include nature to create happier and healthier communities for people and wildlife.

Nature must be at the heart of plans to build new houses.

With plans starting to take shape to build up to a million new homes in what is known as the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, conservationists are asking the Government to look at this as the perfect opportunity to invest in nature, improve people’s lives and realise the green recovery by building the new nature friendly towns and communities everyone wants to see.

This year the importance of being able to get out into nature and discover wildlife where we live has become clear, and this has been underlined by figures released last week by the RSPB that showed widespread public support for investing in and increasing nature and natural greenspace in our recovery from the coronavirus crisis.

To show how this could be done, the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire (WTBCN); Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT); the RSPB; and the Woodland Trust have jointly published a set of principles for protecting and restoring nature and tackling climate change as part of growth and development proposed for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

Read the full article here.

Keep me informed

Fill out this form to receive updates, newsletters and invitations to seminars and events relating to the East West Corridor. We will never give your details to any third parties and you can unsubscribe from our communications at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of email communications. Your personal data will be processed in accordance with Howes Percival LLP’s privacy policy, which can be found here.

Fields marked with an * are required.

We know you're busy. But you still want to be informed with all things relating to the East West Growth Corridor. Sign up to get the latest news, reports, and thought leadership from our East West Corridor Team delivered directly to your inbox.

Howes Percival LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC 322781 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of members’ names is open to inspection at our registered office: Nene House, 4 Rushmills, Northampton NN4 7YB. © Howes Percival LLP

The information about legal matters is provided as a general guide only and should not be relied upon or construed as constituting legal advice and Howes Percival LLP disclaims liability in relation to its use. You should seek appropriate legal advice before taking or refraining from taking any action.

Web Design | Development & SEO by 123 Internet Group