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
- Council brownfield registers miss land that could provide an extra 200,000 homesCPRE finds current process isn’t spotting enough small brownfield sites Brownfield Land Registers are failing to record the small brownfield plots that could provide space for an extra 188,734 homes across England, the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) has found. A more proactive process and access to Land Registry data... Read more »
- CPRE Kent legal victory saves priceless landscape at DoverCPRE Kent today won a landmark victory at the Supreme Court, which overturned the decision by Dover District Council to grant planning permission for 521 houses and a retirement village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty at Farthingloe. The Supreme Court agreed with CPRE Kent’s arguments that the Planning Committee... Read more »
- CPRE delighted two major retailers will back a Deposit Return SystemIceland and the Co-op have become the first supermarkets to publicly back a UK-wide deposit return system (DRS) for drinks containers as a way to tackle plastic pollution in the countryside and oceans. The announcement follows a survey of major UK supermarkets and their views on the introduction of a DRS... Read more »
- County to decide on Gravel Pits at Cholsey & Clifton HampdenUpdate: Clifton Hampden rejected, but Cholsey approved UPDATE: We are pleased to report that Oxfordshire County Council's Planning Committee voted to reject the gravel pit application at Clifton Hampden, on the grounds of inappropriate development in the Green Belt, transport implications, and pre-judging proposals in both the adopted Vale of White Horse... Read more »
- Budget ReactionChallenging times for the Oxfordshire countryside.... The Budget was a Bad Day, a Double Whammy, for Oxfordshire, with the 100,000 house Growth Deal, and probably another 300,000 houses in the Expressway Growth Corridor to follow by 2050. Obviously CPRE supports building the houses that Oxfordshire needs, but this is far far more... Read more »
- Budget: CPRE commentMeasures to promote the better use of urban land, particularly high quality high density development, while committing to continued Green Belt protection, mean CPRE gives a cautious welcome to today’s Budget. ‘It is heartening to see that the Government is finally starting to heed advice that the new homes the country... Read more »
- NIC report on Ox-Cam says lots and nothingNational Infrastructure Commission backs major new growth corridor, but no public consultation. More news in today's budget? Campaigners warn that new proposals for development across a swathe of countryside from Oxford to Cambridge along a so called ‘Growth Corridor’ would create more traffic and congestion while worsening already excessive housing pressure... Read more »
- 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 »