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
- CPRE call fracking announcement ‘outright assault on local communities’CPRE have condemned today’s joint announcement from the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government which proposes to streamline the process for fracking applications. These plans pose huge environmental risks to our landscapes and threaten the tranquillity of... Read more »
- Vale Local Plan - Examination infoPlans for large-scale housing development at Harwell, Dalton Barracks and Fyfield will be examined by a Planning Inspector, with hearing sessions now announced for July and September. The Vale of White Horse District Council's Local Plan Part 2 sets out where the Council proposes to accommodate housing it says is needed... Read more »
- CPRE supports interim Raynsford Review recommendationsCPRE welcomes a new interim report by former housing minister Nick Raynsford reviewing the planning system in England, which will be presented to the House of Lords today (15 May). The Raynsford Review of Planning challenges current planning reform and provides powerful backing of CPRE’s view that the planning system has... Read more »
- CPRE reaction to new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill and consultationCPRE welcomes the government’s consultation and announcement of a new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill today (10 May). This Bill will be a vital step in the Government fulfilling its commitment to leave the environment in a better state that it inherited it. To do this the Bill must ensure... Read more »
- Oxfordshire's housing & populationIf we are being asked to give up our precious and irreplaceable land, then evidencing the need is critical. This article takes a look at some of the statistics behind the headlines and asks 'Where will all the people come from?' Where will 150,000 people come from? Oxfordshire is planning to build... Read more »
- Abingdon Reservoir: Thames Water under pressure on population estimatesAfter questions from CPRE, Thames Water says it will reconsider the growth targets it is working to, undermining the case for the Abingdon Reservoir - but much more to be done. HAVE YOUR SAY! TW consultation closes 29 April. STOP PRESS: See CPRE Oxfordshire's final response to Thames Water's consultation below. After... Read more »
- CPRE Cherwell North & South - Extraordinary General Meeting, 22 May 20187pm, Tuesday 22 May 2018 at Steeple Aston Village HallFir Lane, Steeple Aston, Oxfordshire OX25 4SF You are warmly invited to the above meeting, which we hope will see the re-arrangement of our local CPRE structure in order to put us in a better position to cope with the challenges ahead. Currently,... Read more »
- CPRE delighted by deposit return announcementCountryside campaigners celebrate as the Government announces the introduction of a deposit return system The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) wholeheartedly congratulates the Government on its decision to introduce a nationwide deposit return system (DRS) for plastic and glass bottles, as well as aluminium cans. The introduction will help boost... Read more »
- Reaction to ‘The countryside at a crossroads’CPRE welcome a new report looking at the future of our natural environment and needs of rural communities The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) welcomes a report launched today (22 March) by the House of Lords Select Committee, which makes a series of recommendations about the needs of rural communities... Read more »
- Need for small farms support in Agriculture BillCPRE join farming and environmental alliance to protect farm size diversity The Campaign to Protect Rural England has joined forces with the Family Farmers Association, Friends of the Earth, New Economics Foundation, Landworkers Alliance, Sustain, and the Tenant Farmers Association to call for farm diversity to be protected and improved in... Read more »