12 December 2010 - Horspath Parish Council launches "Campaign against Giant Turbine in Horspath".
November 2010 - Horspath Parish Council issues a statement on the proposed wind turbine.
30th September 2010 - BMW wants city wind turbine moved
Tuesday 27 October 2009 - Horspath Parish Council Wind Turbine Meeting - in Horspath Village Hall at 8:00pm. The documents pertaining to the meeting, including a letter from the Parish Council to the Oxford City Council Chief Exec, are now available to read on-line.
1 September 2009 - read Horspath Parish Council's statement on the issue of a proposed wind turbine.
19 August 2009 - The Head of Marketing and Communications at Partnerships for Renewables (PfR) sent a document to Horspath Parish Council on the subject of "Renewable Energy Potential of Oxford City Council Land" (PDF format 127 Kb) which can be read here.
2008 OCC Wind Turbine Proposals
Oxford City Council is working with a private company to install giant wind turbines on 4 sites, all in the Green Belt. The sites are at Oxford Road Horspath, Sandford Brake, Chilswell Farm and Cutteslowe Park. For more insight into City Council thinking see:
Oxford City Council Executive Board meeting of 4 February 2008 (PDF 230 Kb) proposed sites at Horspath and Sandford Brake,
Oxford City Council Executive Board meeting of 17 March 2008 (PDF 261 Kb) proposed sites at Chilswell Farm and Cutteslowe Park, and,
Oxford City Council Executive Board meeting of 21 April 2008 (PDF 435 Kb) proposed further investigation of the above sites."Partnerships for Renewables" (PfR) is advising Oxford City Council about wind power. Read the presentation (PDF 400 Kb) made by PfR at the AGM of the Shotover Preservation Society in June 2008.
Inland windfarms are not economically effective and the turbines, if erected, would spoil views and add to clutter from pylons and overhead wires in Horspath’s Green Belt setting. The Oxford Green Belt is not the place for wind turbines, least of all on Shotover, a SSSI. They could do great harm for very little benefit.