Welcome to the Goring Gap!
The villages of Goring and Streatley span two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offer some of the best countryside, housing and community life in South Oxfordshire and West Berkshire, if not the country, and we’d like it to continue!
In existence since 1962, The Goring and Streatley Amenity Association, strives to conserve the distinctive character of our two villages whilst recognising the need for village life to thrive and develop in a sustainable way. In its early years the Association was instrumental in influencing the route of the M4 away from the villages, the decision not to erect electricity pylons across Streatley Hill, and in saving for the nation “The Holies” above Common Wood in Streatley and has been involved in many collaborative projects since.
So, if retaining what is special about our villages matters to you, please join us.
We want your views !
Our website aims to signpost you to local associations who care about the local environment and to encourage your feedback via email or our on-line comment facility.
Take a look at our Current Topics page, check out the latest local news and Community Events page, FAQs (coming soon), the local information resources and find out more about what you can do to protect and enhance the best things about village life!
So do join us and let your views be heard.
Our motto: “ To Inform, Consult, and Represent ”
News from the local area
- Abingdon Reservoir back on the cards!Thames Water has finally published its draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019 - the Abingdon reservoir is included in the Plan, but is pushed back until 2043. Thames Water has finally published its dWRMP19 (draft Water Resources Management Plan 2019) which sets out details of current water supply, future challenges and... Read more »
- Brownfield registers identify land for more than 1 million homesCouncils find sites for more than five times the number of homes predicted by Government An analysis of Brownfield Land Registers, published today (Monday, 12 February), confirms that there is enough space on brownfield land to build at least one million new homes, with more than two-thirds of these homes deliverable... Read more »
- Cherwell Councillors urged to protect the Green BeltCPRE has urged Cherwell District Councillors to protect the Green Belt and reject proposals in its Local Plan Part 1 Review to put housing for Oxford in villages such as Kidlington, Begbroke and Yarnton. We understand that this Plan will be brought to Council on 26 February for approval for submission... Read more »
- Oxfordshire Housing & Growth DealNext month, District Councillors will be asked to sign off on a Deal that will change the future of Oxfordshire... will they stand up for our rural county or set us on the path to becoming a London commuter hub? We share with you below a letter sent today by CPRE... Read more »
- Inspector moves to protect Cotswolds AONBInspector recommends removal of four proposed housing sites in the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty from the West Oxfordshire Local Plan. With the West Oxfordshire Local Plan still going through its examination process, Planning Inspector Mr Malcolm Rivett has written to the District Council recommending that it removes four proposed... Read more »
- National Park economies on the up according to new analysisCPRE welcomes the news from National Parks England on how well local communities and business within park areas are doing economically. An analysis of economic data for National Parks England has shown that, between 2012 and 2016, the Gross Value Added (GVA) of National Park economies grew from £1.4 billion to... Read more »
- JOB VACANCY: Communications Manager (P-T)Join the team! CPRE Oxfordshire is looking for a part-time Communications Manager to help us spread the message about the need for the right development in the right place... Communications Manager (Part-time - 15 hours a week, 2 year contract) CPRE Oxfordshire was founded in 1931 and has been actively protecting Oxfordshire’s countryside... Read more »
- CPRE reaction to 25-year Environment PlanCPRE is delighted at the Government’s commitment to improving the environment shown in the 25-year plan launched today. But it warned that the Government needs to follow up its vision with actions to make sure we use resources better, from plastics to land, if its vision is to be delivered. Belinda Gordon,... Read more »
- 5p plastic bag charge extended to all retailersCPRE is pleased to hear that the 5p charge for plastic bags in all major retailers, which has seen huge success since it was introduced in 2015, will now be extended to all small shops. Prime Minister Theresa May is set to make the announcement tomorrow, when delivering the Government's 25-year... Read more »
- CPRE welcomes coffee cup recommendationsThe Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes today’s clear recommendation from the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) that the UK Government should continue to use economic measures to reduce packaging and increase recycling. The EAC is recommending a 25p charge on disposable coffee cups in its new report, Disposable packaging: Coffee... Read more »