In 2017 a group of local residents got together to discuss concerns over planned new builds in the Burford area. It was felt that developers were not taking sufficent account of either the heritage/'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' status of Burford or the stress new residents might place on services such as education, medical, traffic and infrastructure.
Accordingly a body was formed and named 'Responsible Planning in Burford'. A constitution was produced and a Facebook page setup. RPiB now has over 80 Facebook members and much has subsequently been achieved in ensuring a more rational way forward - see Activities.