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Oxfordshire Growth Plan

The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 identifies broad areas for economic growth and residential development up to the year 2050. Comments were invited soon after its release and the Parish Council submitted its response on 25.3.19, available below. The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 was submitted to the Planning Inspectorate for independent examination by 31 March 2020 and will be adopted by 31 March 2021, subject to the examination process.

The Council for the Protection of Rural England provides an analysis and overview of the implied objectives of the Housing and Growth Deal that is forming the Plan below:

From SODC communication 5.6.2020:

Oxfordshire Growth Board

The Growth Board had its first remote meeting yesterday afternoon, during which the Vale’s Cllr Emily Smith was voted as the new Chair in line with the informal agreement to rotate the role. Cllr James Mills, the Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council is the new Vice-Chair. You can watch the recording of the growth board meeting here.

New website to help plan for Oxfordshire's future

You may be aware of the work going on to create an “Oxfordshire 2050 Plan” – the county-wide plan that the Oxfordshire authorities agreed to prepare as part of the Growth Deal. 

The team working on the plan has launched a new website to help increase public engagement with the project.

The Oxfordshire Open Thought website – – asks people to give their thoughts, knowledge and expertise on three key areas: living and working; connectivity and climate change.

People can send in a video, upload a document or just write some text.  It’s a new initiative that won’t replace previous consultations and responses but will hopefully capture some fresh and innovative ideas.