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
- Chilterns Conservation Board responds to UK Airspace Policy ConsultationThe CCB has responded to the UK Airspace Policy Consultation stressing the importance of protected landscapes and the need for tranquility for human and wildlife health.... Read more »
- CPRE's response to Supreme Court ruling on paragraph 49 of the NPPFThe Supreme Court’s judgement in Suffolk Coastal District Council v Hopkins Homes and Richborough Estates v Cheshire East Borough Council has issued a significant ruling about the meaning of specific policies within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). In this judgement, the judges supported a narrow definition of 'policies for the... Read more »
- CPRE Vale of White Horse District AGM, Sat 1 JulyCPRE Vale of White Horse District's AGM will take place in Letcombe Regis Village Hall at 11.30am Saturday 1 July. CPRE Oxfordshire's Branch AGM takes place at the same venue at 2pm that day. (Those wishing to attend both may be interested in lunch at the nearby Greyhound Inn.) All welcome!... Read more »
- Visit to Ardley Viridor Waste Facility, Wed 19 July1pm-3pm, Wednesday 19 July BOOKING BY 5TH JULY 2017 ESSENTIAL CPRE members & guests are invited to join us for a fascinating tour of the Ardley Viridor Waste Facility near Bicester. The building of the incinerator at Ardley was a matter of concern to CPRE because of its potential impact on the environment, and... Read more »
- Fantastic result for 2017 Chilterns Buildings Design AwardsOutstanding building design in the Chilterns area has been recognised in this year’s Buildings Design Awards with the Hundred Hills Vineyard in Stonor Valley being the overall winner! ... Read more »
- Councils failing to protect countryside in growth plansCPRE research finds Green Belt and AONB at risk from local authority growth ambitions The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) today shows that councils are failing to apply planning guidance that is designed to protect precious countryside. Councils are expected by Government to establish and have a plan to meet an... Read more »
- West Oxon Local Plan Stage 2 Hearings 9-18 MayCPRE & community groups will be appearing in front of an Inspector to seek improvements to West Oxfordshire's draft Local Plan, alongside mass ranks of developers! Why not come along and support us? The hearings will run from 9th - 19th May 2017 in The Council Chamber and Committee Room 1/2 West... Read more »
- New chief executive for the Campaign to Protect Rural EnglandCrispin Truman to take up appointment in autumn The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new chief executive, Crispin Truman, who has led The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) for more than a decade. Crispin has been chief executive of the CCT since 2003, during which... Read more »
- Reminder: Vale Local Plan consultation closes 4 MayThe deadline for comments on the Vale of White Horse District's Local Plan Part 2, including further allocations of housing and policies on a wide range of environmental issues, is 5pm, Thursday 4 May. Have your say! The draft Plan proposes new housing at Grove, East Hanney, Harwell, Kingston Bagpuize and... Read more »