Oxfordshire’s city and district councils are working together
to produce a new strategic plan for Oxfordshire - the Oxfordshire 2050 Plan.
The Oxfordshire Plan will include policies relating to climate change, environmental quality, infrastructure, development, urban renewal, and much more.
It will set out how much new development there will be in Oxfordshire to 2050 and where this new development will be located.
It will also set requirements for new development, to make sure that it takes account of its environmental impacts and is supported by necessary infrastructure.
You can read a summary here
A series of public webinars have been held 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
The latest consultation on the plan is open until Friday 8 October.
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In early 2019, we undertook an initial consultation called ‘Introducing the Oxfordshire Plan’. The purpose of that consultation was to ask for your views on what the vision, aspirations, objectives and strategy for the Oxfordshire Plan should be.
We have reflected on your comments and identified a range of different options for the Oxfordshire Plan. We want to know whether you agree or disagree with them, or if other options be considered? Your responses will be used to help shape and inform the development of the Oxfordshire Plan 2050.
You can download a full copy of the plan here (82MB) or explore using the links below.
Introduction and Context
Theme 1 - Addressing Climate Change
Theme 2 - Improving Environmental Quality
Theme 3 - Creating Strong and Healthy Communities
Theme 4 - Planning for Sustainable Travel and Connectivity
Theme 5 - Creating Jobs and Providing Homes
Spatial Strategy Options
Plan downloads and background documentation
The consultation is now open for a ten week period from 30 July until 8 October 2021
You can respond directly using our online general response form (opens in a new window). This is also available by clicking the orange buttons within the policy section as well. You will be asked to register your name and contact details before completing the form. Please be clear which part of the consultation document you are responding to.
Each individual policy option has an online questionnaire linked to it, which is accessed by clicking the green button on each policy option page. You will be asked to register your name and contact details if you haven’t done so already.
Alternatively, you can download a response form here (pdf) or here (Microsoft word) and submit it to us via email to email@example.com or to our postal address at Oxfordshire 2050 Plan Team, Speedwell House, Speedwell Street, Oxford. OX1 1NE
We have previously consulted on this draft Vision for the Oxfordshire Plan:
'In 2050 the people of Oxfordshire are living in sustainable communities with a high quality of life and strong sense of community. The integrity and richness of the county’s historic character and natural environment are valued and conserved. A wide range of secure and good quality housing options are within reach for all.
Existing and new communities are well connected, integrated, distinct, attractive and desirable places to live; their design and layouts facilitate healthy lifestyles and sustainable travel options. Productivity has increased and residents are well-skilled and able to access a wide range of high-value job opportunities and share in wealth creation. The private and public sector continue to have the confidence to invest in the county.
Oxfordshire has embraced the technological, demographic and lifestyle changes of recent decades and new developments are fit for the future and resilient to climate change. The wellbeing of residents and workers is enhanced through being part of this special place’.
These objectives were formed following our earlier consultation on the Oxfordshire Plan:
...the climate emergency by significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
...built and natural environments, recognising the benefits these assets contribute to quality of life, local identity and economic success.
...distinctive landscape character, recreational and biodiversity value by identifying strategic green and blue infrastructure, improving connectivity between environmental assets and securing a net gain for biodiversity.
...enabling independence, encouraging active and healthy lifestyles, facilitating social interaction and creating inclusive and safe communities.
...to meet the varied needs of people through all stages of life.
...designed development that ensures efficient use of land and resources.
...support people in making sustainable transport choices by providing inclusive, integrated, safe and convenient pedestrian, cycle and public transport infrastructure linking communities
...digitally connected and that innovative technologies are supported.
We are seeking further views on the draft Vision and objectives for the Oxfordshire Plan as part of this consultation.
You can submit your comments here.
The policy options we are consulting on are based on five themes. You can find out more about each of these themes, the spatial options, the context of the plan and a call for ideas by following the links below.
Download full copy of the Consultation document either as a plain pdf here or a designed pdf here.
You can read or download the full text of the Oxfordshire Plan Regulation 18 Part 2 consultation document here
You can read or download a summary leaflet about the Oxfordshire Regulation 18 Part 2 consultation document here
You can submit comments on the Oxfordshire Plan Regulation 18 Part 2 consultation document here