Having your say on Oxfordshire’s future!

Thank you for your responses to the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 consultation.
This is now closed and we are analysing your feedback.

Visit this page soon to see the outcomes of the consultation.

We want your thoughts, knowledge and expertise to help plan Oxfordshire’s future.

Oxfordshire Open Thought is an open platform where you can explore and have your say on new ideas and approaches to planning for our county’s future to improve lives for all.

It doesn’t replace formal consultations and previous responses – we’re after fresh and innovative ideas and bold and aspirational solutions as we look forward.

We’ve asked you about whether our Strategic Vision is right for Oxfordshire and how we can measure its success. And we asked how we might live and work, move around and tackle climate change in the future as part of Open Thought 1. We received hundreds of responses and now we want to explore some of the ideas that have been sent to us in more detail and find out what you think.

We’re not endorsing, advocating or supporting any of the ideas, their authors or projects/sites they might be involved with. We simply want to encourage debate and discussion around the points they raise. Would it work in Oxfordshire? If so where? If not, how could it be changed? And is anything missing?

You can comment under the submissions and react to other people’s thoughts. So make sure you are part of the conversation.

Oxfordshire 2050 Plan Consultation Webinars

A series of public webinars were held during the consultation to give people the opportunity to learn more about the Oxfordshire Plan 2050.

The webinars included presentations from principal members of the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 team with district, and county partners.

You can see the first webinar here

For any further information please contact info@oxfordshireplan.org

Have Your Say in Our Future

The consultation for you to have your say on The Oxfordshire Plan 2050, has now closed.

Thank you for giving 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 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 

Your responses will be used to help shape and inform the development and implementation of the plan. ere

Additional information and documents are also available on this site.

Featured discussions:

Affordable Housing

The affordable housing crisis does not have one, single solution. Action must be taken by the Government, local authorities, and developers.

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Zero Carbon Energy

Given the current climate crisis, we need to explore different ways of providing efficient and renewable energy across Oxfordshire.

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Local and Sustainable Food

What could Oxfordshire do to make sure everything to do with food is sustainable and benefits planet and people?

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Making Best Use of Rail

How can an integrated transport system help reduce dependence on the private car and encourage active travel?

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Active Design

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.”

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Connecting Rural

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.

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Brownfield First

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.

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Oxfordshire's Rivers

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.

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A Night in Nature

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.”

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