Oxfordshire Growth Board
The Oxfordshire Growth Board is a partnership of councils, businesses, the universities and other key partners in Oxfordshire. Through collaborative working it delivers projects that promote high quality growth in Oxfordshire as well as priorities agreed in the City Deal and Local Growth Deals.
The Board also exists to advise on matters of collective interest, to seek agreement on local priorities and influence relevant local, regional and national bodies.
Joint Statutory Spatial Plan - Statement of Community Involvement
As part of the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal agreement with the Government, the six Oxfordshire authorities have committed to producing a joint statutory spatial plan (JSSP), known as the Oxfordshire Plan 2050.
The Plan will relate to a broad range of social, environmental and economic issues affecting the county up to 2050.
As part of the Plan, we’re asking for people’s views on our Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).
The document sets out how the Oxfordshire Plan making team will engage with people throughout the plan-making process.
We recognise how important it is to engage with as many people as possible in the creation of the Plan, as it will guide development and growth across the county for many years.
We have committed to consulting communities, interest groups, stakeholders and specialists to ensure the Plan is fit for purpose and addresses varied needs over the Plan period.
The SCI sets out our proposed approach to engaging with these groups through the plan-making process.
We would like your views on whether the proposed approach and timing of engagement activity is considered to be appropriate and if you have any suggestions as to how the approach could be improved.
To take part in the consultation please visit the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 website here.
Purpose of the Oxfordshire Growth Board (from the terms of reference):
- to facilitate and enable collaboration between local authorities on economic development, strategic planning and growth
- to deliver cross-boundary programmes of work including the City Deal, Growth Deal, Strategic Economic Plan and Local Transport Board programmes, within government timescales. This includes agreeing the detailed contents of specific priorities, plans, projects and programmes
- to approve and monitor the implementation of a detailed work programme as laid out in the City Deal, Strategic Economic Plan and Local Transport Board programmes, together with any future Growth Deals or other programmes as agreed
- to bid for the allocation of resources to support the above purposes.
Who attends the Growth Board?
The Board includes the local authorities within Oxfordshire. These are: Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, Vale of White Horse District Council, West Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council and they are represented by their respective leaders.
The are some non-voting representatives including
- Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership
- Oxfordshire Skills Board
- Oxford Universities
- Homes and Communities Agency
- Environment Agency
- Network Rail
- Highways Agency
Where can I read more?
Please visit the Oxfordshire Growth Board website.
The Growth Board meetings take place every other month. From 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019, the meetings will be chaired and hosted by South Oxfordshire Distruct Council. From 1 July 2019, the meetings will be chaired and hosted by the Vale of the White Horse District Council. Minutes and agendas can be found here.
All current minutes and agendas for the Growth Board are on the Oxfordshire County Council Growth Board website. There you can also find the questions posed by members of the public to the Board, as well as the responses.
You can contact the Growth Board Partnership Programme Manager, Paul Staines, who is based at South Oxfordshire District Council, using the details below:
South Oxfordshire District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Last reviewed: 30 - 11 - 2018