Cabinet meeting 10 July 2019 - South Oxfordshire emerging local plan

Released on July 10, 2019

At its meeting on 10 July, Cabinet agreed the following recommendation to full Council on Thursday 18 July 2019:

“That Cabinet recommends Council to:

(1)     express its determination to maintain its housing land supply and avoid speculative housing development;

(2)     express its continued support for the Housing and Infrastructure Fund (HIF) funding and the proposed infrastructure projects that will be delivered by it;

(3)     ask officers to explore with Oxfordshire County Council, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and Homes England options for protecting the HIF funding whilst enabling the council to address concerns about the current emerging Local Plan 2034 including (but not limited to) climate change issues and Oxford City’s unmet housing need, and to report back to Cabinet and Council;

(4)     recognising that the Climate Change Emergency is all too real and is recognised to be of key and statutory importance under the Climate Change Act 2008 and the associated objective of “zero carbon by 2050”, express its wish to do all that it can to respond through the Local Plan process;

(5)     agree that as soon as practicable, alongside satisfactory progress being made on resolving issues in the emerging Local Plan, work on a subsequent Local Plan shall commence, strengthening climate change considerations.”