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Official correspondence

To see the full correspondence for the South Oxfordshire Local Plan, please head to our Planning page.

Here’s a list of official correspondence sent and received in the last 12 months for South Oxfordshire District Council

13 February 2024: River Thames Champion Cllr Jo Robb wrote a letter to the Environment Agency regarding Marsh Lock footbridge.

27 November 2023: Cllr David Rouane wrote to Rt Hon Claire Coutinho MP, Dept for Energy Security and Net Zero regarding changes to the approach to Net Zero.

7 September 2023: Letter from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, about damp and mould.

6 September 2023: Letter from Cllr David Rouane to the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, about the Didcot Garden Town HIF Scheme.

5 September 2023: Letter from Cllr David Rouane to Oxfordshire County Council, about DSIT 5G Innovation Regions.

17 August 2023: Letter from Rebecca Pow, Minister for Environmental Quality and Resilience, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, about fly-tipping.

4 August 2023: Letter from Dehenna Davison MP, Minister for Levelling Up and Kevin Hollinrake MP, Minister for Enterprise, Markets and Small Business, about the transfer of LEP core functions to local authorities.

18 July 2023: Letter from Lee Rowley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Local Government and Building Safety, about local audits.

18 July 2023: Letter from Rt Hon Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Veteran’ Affairs, about hotel accommodation for Afghan refugees.

7 July 2023: Letter from Dehenna Davison MP and Damian Hinds MP, about the Anti-Social Behaviour Action Plan.

4 July 2023: Letter from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, about Oflog and the Best Value Guidance.

27 April 2023: Letter from Lee Rowley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government and Building Safety, about Oflog.

30 March 2023: Letter from Cllr Rouane to Didcot Primary Care Network – Clinical Direction, about Health Services in Didcot and surrounding the surrounding area.

27 March 2023: Letter from Rt Hon Suella Braverman KC MP, about Community Safety Partnerships.

23 March 2023: Letter from Baroness Scott of Bybrook, to Council Leaders about Voter Identification.

17 March 2023: Letter from Dehenna Davison MP, Minister for Levelling Up, and Kevin Hollinrake MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Dept. for Business and Trade, about Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs).

15 March 2023: Letter from Lee Rowley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government and Building Safety, to Leaders and Chief Executives, about the Spring Budget.

1 March 2023: Letter from Amanda Solloway MP, Minister for Energy Consumers and Affordability, about the Energy Bill Support Scheme Alternative Funding (EBSS AF) and the Alternative Fuel Payment Alternative Fund (AFP AF) scheme.

10 February 2023: Letter from Lord Morse, Interim Chair, to council leaders and Chief Executives, about Oflog.

9 February 2023: Letter from Rt Hon Graham Stuart MP, Minister of State, to local authorities about regarding the Alternative Fuel Payment’s Alternative Fund (AFP AF).

7 February 2023: Letter from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, about the Final 2023/24 Local Government Finance Settlement.

6 February 2023: Letter from Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP, to local authorities about final allocations for the New Homes Bonus Provisional Allocations 2023/24.

26 January 2023: Letter from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, about His Majesty King Charles III’s Coronation.

25 January 2023: Letter from Lee Rowley MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Local Government and Building Safety, about the appointment of an Interim Chair.

22 December 2022: Letter from Felicity Buchan MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to local authorities about the Homes for Ukraine Scheme.

19 December 2022: Letter from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to local authorities about the 2023/2024 provisional local government finance settlement.

19 December 2022: Letter from Rt Hon Lucy Frazer KC MP, Minister for Housing and Planning, to local authorities about New Homes Bonus Provisional Allocations for 2023/24.

14 December 2022: Message from His Royal Highness, King Charles III.

12 December 2022: Letter from Lee Rowley MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Local Government and Building Safety, to all local authority leaders about the local government finance policy statement for 2023-2024 and 2024-2025.

5 December 2022: Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of the Vale of White Horse District Council, sent a response to Mark Stone’s letter on 17 November.

1 December 2022: Letter from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to local authority leaders about placemaking.

1 December 2022: Letter from Minister of State for Immigration, Robert Jenrick MP, to local authorities about the use of hotels for asylum seekers.

19 November 2022: Letter from Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to local authority leaders about housing standards in rented properties.

17 November 2022: Mark Stone, Chief Executive of South Oxfordshire District Council, wrote a letter to Cllr Emily Smith, Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council about a boundary review of Great Western Park in Didcot.

14 November 2022: Letter from Rt Hon Graham Stuart MP, Minister of State for Energy and Climate, about alternative support for winter household energy bills.

10 November 2022: Letter from Rebecca Pow MP, DEFRA, to David Rouane in response to his letter on 20 July about water infrastructure.

11 October 2022: Cllr Rouane sent a letter to Cllr Liz Leffman, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, about investment zones.

23 September 2022: Letter from Rt Hon Simon Clarke MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Levelling up, Housing and Communities, to council leaders about investment zones.

9 September 2022: South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils sent a letter of condolence following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

19 August 2022: Letter from HM Treasury to Cllr Rouane in response to his letter on 20 July about the cost of living crisis.

9 August 2022: Cllr Rouane sent a letter to Cllr Barry Wood, Chair of the Arc Leadership Group, setting out the Council’s position in relation to the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.

9 August 2022: Letter from the Environment Agency to Cllr David Rouane in response to his letter on 20 July 2022 about sewage treatment capacity.

5 August 2022: Letter from Eddie Hughes MP to council leaders about the cross-government strategy to end rough sleeping.

1 August 2022: Letter from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to council leaders about the flexible use of capital receipts for transformation projects.

27 July 2022: Letter from Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to the Arc Leadership Group in response to their letter on 30 June 2022.

21 July 2022: Letter from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to council leaders about nutrient pollution.

20 July 2022: Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from Cllr Rouane about the cost of living crisis.

20 July 2022: Cllr David Rouane sent a letter to the Environment Agency about sewage treatment capacity.

20 July 2022: Cllr Rouane sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and to Ofwat about the sewage system.

1 July 2022: Letter to Councillor David Rouane, from Javed Khan OBE, about the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board.

30 June 2022: The Arc Leadership Group sent a letter to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.

16 June 2022: Letter from Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to local authorities about the use of enforcement powers to tackle litter.

25 May 2022: Letter from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, to local authorities about exposure to Russian and Belarussian companies.

24 May 2022: Letter from the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation National Expert Steering Group to local authorities about the Domestic Abuse Act 2021.

23 May 2022: Cllr Rouane sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee and the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy about retrofitting.

11 May 2022: Councillor David Rouane sent a letter to Councillor Martin Tett, in response to his letter on 29 April 2022.

9 May 2022: Letter from the Home Office following up their letter on 13 April 2022.

29 April 2022: Letter from Councillor Martin Tett to Oxfordshire Council leaders about the emerging Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care System.

13 April 2022: Letter from the Home Office to local authorities about a consultation to improve arrangements for asylum accommodation dispersal.

4 April 2022: Cllr Rouane sent a letter to Baroness Vere of Norbiton, Minister for Roads, Buses and Places, in response to her letter about the councils use of the national register for taxi and private hire vehicle license refusals and revocations.

30 March 2022: Letter from Rt Hon Stuart Andrew MP, Minister for Housing, to Cllr David Rouane in response to his letter on 22 December about planning enforcement.

29 March 2022: Letter from Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and Home Office about the Afghan resettlement scheme.

25 March 2022: Letter to local authorities from Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP, Secretary of State for Transport about electric vehicle infrastructure.

23 March 2022: Letter to Cllr Rouane from the Department for Transport about the councils use of the national register for taxi and private hire vehicle license refusals and revocations.

21 March 2022: The Arc Leadership Group sent a letter to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.

20 March 2022: Letter from Kemi Badenoch MP, Minister for Equalities and Levelling Up Communities, about the Traveller Site Fund for 2022/23.

14 March 2022: Letter from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ scheme.

11 March 2022: Letter to local authorities leaders from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about their exposure to Russian and Belarussian companies.

9 March 2022: Letter from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about new smoke and carbon monoxide alarm requirements for social housing.

3 March 2022: Letter from Minister Eddie Hughes MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Rough Sleeping and Housing, about the annual rough sleeping snapshot statistics 2021 and their vision for ending rough sleeping.

1 March 2022: Cllr Jo Robb sent a letter to Defra in support of the application for Bathing Water Status at Port Meadow in Oxford.

21 February 2022: Letter from Superintendent Rory Freeman, Thames Valley Police, providing an update on the investigation into the collapse of Didcot Power Station.

17 February 2022: Letter from Lord Greenhalgh, Minister for Building Safety and Fire to local authorities about cyber security.

9 February 2022: Letter to local authority leaders from Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about the New Homes Bonus allocations for 2022-23.

7 February 2022: Letter from the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to local authorities about the Local Government Finance Settlement for 2022/23.

2 February 2022: Letter from Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to local authorities about the Levelling Up White Paper.

31 January 2022: Oxfordshire’s Principal Council Leaders sent a letter to Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about their concerns with the national 5 Year Housing Land Supply rules.

29 January 2022: Letter from Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, to Cllr Rouane about Oxfordshire’s Community Safety Fund allocation.

18 January 2022: Letter from Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to local authorities about Omicron workforce pressures.

14 January 2022: Letter from Lord Callanan, Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility, to Cllr Rouane in response to his letter on 18 October about retrofitting.

14 January 2022: The council’s Finance team submitted a response to the government’s Provisional local government finance settlement 2022-2023 consultation.

6 January 2022: Letter from Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to local authorities about the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

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