The Friends of Stratfield Brake formed in 2022 to oppose Oxfordshire County Council's (OCC's) proposal to allow Oxford United Football Club (OUFC) to build an 18,000+ stadium and associated commercial development on Stratfield Brake and/or the Triangle.
Residents in Kidlington and the North Oxford area say that a stadium in the 'Kidlington Gap' is unacceptable. This Green Belt land is not included for development in the local plan. OCC's proposal is completely against both local and national planning policies.
Stop the Stadium
Oxford United Football Club (OUFC) want to build a large (18,000 seater) stadium with associated commercial development on a green belt site close to a quiet residential area. The Club have already spent vast amounts of money and has appointed "a world-class project team” to try and force their plans through.
FoSB speaks for everyone opposed to the stadium
Stratfield Brake and the Triangle are not for sale. This land was bought for the community by the community and is managed for OUR benefit. Most local people are appalled by OUFC's plans. The views of those who want to protect Stratfield Brake must be heard and respected.
Keep the Kidlington Gap Green!
The Kidlington Gap stops Kidlington, Gosford and Water Eaton from being absorbed by Oxford City. Much of the Gap has already been lost to allow Oxford City’s expansion. Over 2,000 homes are going to be built in the immediate area and over 4,500 are planned in total for the wider area.
The County Council purchased Stratfield Brake and the Triangle specifically to maintain the gap between Kidlington and Oxford. This publicly owned land is precious resource for the local community and must be protected against development.
We will campaign to oppose a stadium on the Triangle and other local Green Belt sites for as long as it takes!
FoSB vs Oxfordshire County Council and OUFC is like David vs Goliath
We need your support. Oxfordshire County Council is failing residents by:
- deliberately ignoring local opinion.
- trying to impose the stadium on unwilling communities.
- failing to properly inform residents.
- refusing to hold an appropriate local consultation.
- negotiating to surrender priceless community assets to a commercial enterprise.
We must make them listen.
Please help us raise £3,000 to continue our campaign.
Our volunteers give their time freely and all money raised goes toward covering our campaign costs.
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