The consultation is now open for you to have your say on The Oxfordshire Plan 2050, an innovative strategic planning framework.
We want your thoughts, knowledge and ideas to help plan Oxfordshire’s future.
Oxfordshire’s county, city and district councils are working in partnership to deliver this bold and ambitious plan that will enable us to realise our vision that in 2050 the people of Oxfordshire are living in sustainable communities with a high quality of life and strong sense of community.
We have identified the following key themes to move forward:
Addressing climate change
Improving environmental quality
Creating strong and healthy communities
Planning for Sustainable Travel & Connectivity
Creating jobs and providing homes
It is vital to know what you think about these themes. Your responses will be used to help shape and inform the development and implementation of the plan. You can get involved here
Additional information and documents are also available on this site.
Stage 1 of the Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy (OxIS) provides a long-term framework for Oxfordshire to identify the priorities for investing in our strategic infrastructure, such as transport, utilities, healthcare provision, as well as identifying potential delivery and funding opportunities. It has been undertaken in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council (OCC), Oxfordshire’s five District Councils and other key partners and the scope has been endorsed by the Oxfordshire Growth Board.
The affordable housing crisis does not have one, single solution. Action must be taken by the Government, local authorities, and developers.
Given the current climate crisis, we need to explore different ways of providing efficient and renewable energy across Oxfordshire.
What could Oxfordshire do to make sure everything to do with food is sustainable and benefits planet and people?
How can an integrated transport system help reduce dependence on the private car and encourage active travel?
Around 30% of adults in England don’t do the recommended amount of weekly exercise. Alongside providing access to high-quality sports facilities, the design of where we live and work can play a vital role in keeping communities active.”
Traditional planning has led to rural areas being disconnected and only accessible by car. By linking villages via a network of cycling and walking routes, villages could collectively grow and become viable and revitalised communities that are less reliant on the car.
As Oxfordshire grows, we must be smart about where and how we build. It’s not sustainable to continue building low density, suburban-style housing developments that are poorly designed.
We need urgent action to improve the quality of our waterways. Healthy rivers and streams increase biodiversity and leisure opportunities, providing economic and health benefits to local communities.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of access to nature for our physical and mental wellbeing. We must protect and enhance the countryside.”