Hat trick of projects showcased in vision for a cleaner Oxfordshire

Three environmentally responsible projects have taken centre stage during an event to launch the framework for clean, innovative growth in Oxfordshire.

Published: Friday, 8th November 2019

More than 60 guests attended the event on Tuesday (5 November) at the Eco Business Centre in Elmsbrook, where Cherwell District Council joined other businesses to share their knowledge of existing low-carbon initiatives.

The presentations were part of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (OxLEP) launch of the Oxfordshire energy strategy, a call to action for businesses and residents to support a vision for the county to be at the forefront of energy innovation and foster a cleaner growth.

Members from Cherwell’s Build! Team offered experiences gained during the creation of the low carbon development at Hope Close in Banbury. A further talk was hosted by officers about the building of Bicester’s Eco Business Centre, sponsored by Cherwell, the first non-domestic structure in the UK to achieve the rigorous standard for energy efficiency, Passivhaus Plus.

Oxfordshire Greentech, a business network with involvement from Cherwell, which promotes the growth of the zero-carbon economy in the county, also presented to delegates, discussing commercially viable, clean growth.

Robert Jolley, Cherwell’s assistant director for growth and economy said: “Economic growth in Cherwell is a key priority for us, but it’s vitally important that it’s achieved in an environmentally responsible way.

“These projects demonstrate our commitment to tackling climate change and I hope they go some way to inspiring others that business success and a cleaner environment are mutually compatible.”