The proposal is inconsistent with both national and local Green Belt policy:
- The site is in the Oxford Green Belt where the presumption is that development is inappropriate. Preservation of ‘openness’ is a key objective of Green Belt policy, The NPPF places great emphasis on it. Attempting to hide the development from view by landscaping does not constitute preserving openness.
- The proposal will also clearly breach Oxford City’s own Core Strategy key policy CS4 for the protection of Green Belt land.