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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

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

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.

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.

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.

22 December 2021: Letter from Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to Cllr Rouane about Covid-19 support.

22 December 2021: Cllr Rouane sent a letter to Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about planning enforcement.

22 December 2021: Cllr Rouane sent a letter to Sir Edward Davey, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, about housing targets.

20 December 2021: Letter from Minister Eddie Hughes MP, highlighting the rough sleeping response to the Omicron variant.

24 November 2021: Letter from Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister of State for Housing, to David Rouane in response to his letter on 18 October about planning policy.

16 November 2021: Letter from Department for Work and Pensions to Cllr Rouane in response to his letter on 18 October about Universal Credit.

4 November 2021: Letter from Lord Callanan, Minister for Business, Energy and Corporate Responsibility, to Cllr David Rouane in response to his letter on 18 October about retrofitting.

28 October 2021: Letter to David Rouane from Neil O’Brien MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Levelling Up, the Union and Constitution, about the councils outcome to the Levelling Up Fund.

28 October 2021: Letter to John Howell OBE MP and David Johnston OBE MP from Cllr Jo Robb, the council’s Thames Champion, about the Environment Bill.

25 October 2021: Letter from Rt Hon Simon Clarke MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to David Rouane in response to his letter on the 18 October about Universal Credit.

18 October 2021: Cllr David Rouane sent a letter to Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group about End-of-Life palliative care.

18 October 2021: Letter to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities from Cllr David Rouane, Leader of the council, about the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.

18 October 2021: Cllr David Rouane sent a letter to John Howell OBE MP about planning policy.

18 October 2021: Cllr David Rouane sent a letter to David Johnston MP about planning policy.

18 October 2021: Letter to Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, from Cllr David Rouane, about planning policy.

18 October 2021: Letter to David Johnston MP and John Howell OBE MP, from Cllr David Rouane, about Universal Credit.

18 October 2021: Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, from Cllr David Rouane, about Universal Credit.

18 October 2021: Cllr David Rouane sent a letter to the COP26 President Designate, Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP about retrofitting, which included a copy of our report by the Task and Finish Group on Retrofitting Homes in the Districts.

18 October 2021: Cllr David Rouane sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about retrofitting, which included a copy of our report by the Task and Finish Group on Retrofitting Homes in the Districts.

18 October 2021: Letter to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, from Cllr David Rouane, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council about the Public Sector Decarbonisation Fund.

5 October 2021: Cllr Jo Robb, the council’s Thames Champion, sent a letter to Thames Water about the sewerage network in Didcot.

13 September 2021: Letter to all council leaders from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Home Secretary about the Afghan resettlement and relocation scheme.

10 September 2021: Letter from Chloe Smith MP, Minister for the Constitution and Devolution, to Sue Cooper in response to her letter on the 3 August about voter ID.

7 September 2021: Cllr Sue Cooper sent a letter to NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group about local health services and infrastructure in Oxfordshire.

31 August 2021: Letter to Cllr Sue Cooper from Matthew Barber, Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley, about a review of community safety partnership funding.

20 August 2021: Letter from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, to all councils about the Afghan Locally Employed Staff relocation scheme.

18 August 2021: Letter from Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to Council leaders and Chief Executives about ensuring the safety of high risk buildings.

16 August 2021: Letter from Highways England to the council about a road study they are undertaking in relation to the Oxford – Cambridge Arc.

11 August 2021: Letter from Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, to Council leaders about managing quarantine of international students from red-list countries.

3 August 2021: Letter to Chloe Smith MP, Minister for the Constitution and Devolution, from Sue Cooper regarding voter ID.

26 July 2021: Letter from Luke Hall MP and Justin Tomlinson MP to all councils about accessible and inclusive play areas.

21 July 2021: Letter from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, to all councils about Building Beautiful Places.

15 July 2021: Letter from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, to all councils about devolution and the Levelling Up White Paper.

13 July 2021: Letter from the Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, to Sue Cooper in response to her letter on the 8 June about Universal Basic Income (UBI).

5 July 2021: Letter from Rebecca Pow MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, to Sue Cooper in response to her letter on the 14 May about light pollution and preserving dark skies.

25 June 2021Letter from Will Quince MP, Minster for Welfare Delivery to Sue Cooper, in response to her letter on the 8 June about Universal Basic Income (UBI).

22 June 2021: Letter on behalf of Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, congratulating South Oxfordshire District Council on our successful bid for funding through the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Garden Communities Programme.

17 June 2021: The council Democratic Services team submitted a response to the government’s Local authority remote meetings: call for evidence’ consultation.

12 June 2021: Letter from David Johnston MP, Member of Parliament for Wantage to Sue Cooper, in response to her letter on the 8 June about Universal Basic Income (UBI) being trialled in South Oxfordshire.

8 June 2021: Letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer from Sue Cooper requesting Universal Basic Income (UBI) being trialled in South Oxfordshire.

8 June 2021: Letter to John Howell MP from Sue Cooper requesting Universal Basic Income (UBI) being trialled in South Oxfordshire.

8 June 2021: Letter to David Johnston MP from Sue Cooper requesting Universal Basic Income (UBI) being trialled in South Oxfordshire.

8 June 2021: Letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from Sue Cooper requesting Universal Basic Income (UBI) being trialled in South Oxfordshire.

3 June 2021: Letter to Cllr Sue Cooper from the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State for Defence to seek support in the accelerated relocation of locally employ staff who have been supporting the UK in Afghanistan. The letter was accompanied by a factsheet for Local Authorities.

14 May 2021: Letter to John Howell OBE MP, Member of Parliament for Henley, from Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council about light pollution and preserving dark skies.

14 May 2021: Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council sent a letter to David Johnston MP, Member of Parliament for Wantage about light pollution and preserving dark skies.

14 May 2021: Cllr Sue Cooper, Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council sent a letter to RT Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government about light pollution and preserving dark skies.

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