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
- Responding to Oxford-Cambridge Corridor reportResponding to the publication of the NIC’s Oxford-Cambridge Corridor Report, Partnering for Prosperity, CPRE’s Senior Infrastructure Campaigner Daniel Carey-Dawes said: “Today’s report will be met with real concern by all those who care for the natural environment. There are elements of the study, which we welcome, including the joined up approach... Read more »
- Public Inquiry needed for Oxford-Cambridge Expressway & growth corridorCPRE Oxfordshire is calling for a public inquiry into the Ox-Cam growth corridor and Expressway, so that decisions are open and transparent. The National Infrastructure Commission will very shortly publish its recommendation on an Oxford to Cambridge Growth Corridor of a million more houses, and job creation to justify them. Meanwhile... Read more »
- Oxfordshire's most outstanding landscapes under pressure from housing developmentNew CPRE report highlights development pressures in Cotswolds, Chilterns and North Wessex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Government failing to protect England’s celebrated landscapes from mass housing developments. CPRE’s research shows almost 15,500 houses approved in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the past five years despite their ‘protected’ status. A new... Read more »
- Government failing to protect England’s celebrated landscapes from mass housing developmentsCPRE’s research shows almost 15,500 houses approved in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the past five years despite their ‘protected’ status A new report published today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows there has been an 82% increase in new housing units given planning permission in England’s... Read more »
- Deposit refund system could save councils £35 million a yearNew study finds that local authorities stand to benefit from introduction of a DRS for plastic and glass bottles and aluminium cans. A new report published today finds that local authorities across England could save up to £35 million every year if a deposit refund system (DRS) for drinks containers was introduced in England. Analysis... Read more »
- Survival of the English Village 2.45 pm, Sat 11 Nov 2017Survival of the English Village - A talk by Tom Fort, author of The Village News Saturday 11 November 2017 at Lewknor Village Hall https://goo.gl/maps/mdRm5rzbnPk Doors open 2.45 pm Talk starts 3.00 pm To be followed by a discussion on the South Oxfordshire District Local Plan, introduced by Professor Richard Harding, Chairman of... Read more »
- Cherwell Local Plan - Green Belt proposals fundamentally unsoundLAST CHANCE! Cherwell District Council's consultation on proposals to build nearly 4,000 houses on Oxford's Green Belt closes at 5pm, Tuesday 10 October. See CPRE Oxfordshire's response here. ... Read more »
- Response to PM speechIn response to the Prime Minister’s speech today at Conservative Party Conference, Tom Fyans, Director of Campaigns and Policy at the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) said: “We welcome the Prime Minister’s pledge that she intends to get the Government back into the business of building houses again. “But we hope... Read more »
- Public has little faith in Government to build ‘right homes in right places’With Government planning to increase housing numbers in expensive areas, a public poll reveals little public faith in either Government or large developers to meet local housing needs. A YouGov poll commissioned by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that just 5% of people think that the national Government... Read more »
- The wrong homes in the wrong placesNew paper shows Government focus on meeting market demand is failing to provide homes people need A new paper published today by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) argues that the Government’s continuing failure to prioritise genuine local housing needs over market demand will perpetuate the housing crisis while wasting... Read more »