• OCS Response to Oxford City Local Plan 2040 Reg. 18, Part 2

    28 March 2023

    OCS Response to Oxford City Local Plan 2040 Reg. 18, Part 2

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  • No Strategy for Oxfordshire?

    Councillors must explain the alternative

    11 August 2022

    Oxford Civic Society is extremely concerned that the Oxfordshire 2050 Strategic Plan has been abandoned after the different councils failed to agree a common approach. The Society is calling for a full, clear and public response from the five councils involved as to what happens now. Ian Green, chair of OCS, said (6 August 2022):…

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  • Decision time on growth

    A guide

    17 July 2022

    If you are trying to understand all the plans and strategies for our city and county but are too confused by how they relate to each other to marshal your thoughts, you are not alone! There’s the Oxfordshire Vision, the Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy, the Pathways to a Zero Carbon Oxfordshire, the Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy,…

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  • Oxon Plan 2050 – OCS comments

    Our views on this important consultation

    14 October 2021

    The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 attempts to set out how the County will respond positively to the development pressures it faces now and over the next 30 years. We welcome the good intentions of the proposed Oxfordshire 2050 Plan. But we are not convinced that the Plan is sound in a number of respects. Our comments…

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  • Oxfordshire Futures 2050

    Snowflake towns and an Oxford Metro

    8 February 2019

    This new report considers how central Oxfordshire should respond to the pressures for new housing. It recommends that development should be concentrated around existing and new stations in Central Oxfordshire and Oxford, including the re-opened Cowley branch, and on the 200 acres of under-used land around a rebuilt central Oxford railway station.

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  • A40 Improvements – OF’s response

    Our thoughts on the A40 bus lane, Eynsham P&R and cycling provision.

    21 December 2018

    Background At the end of November 2018 Oxfordshire County Council invited public comments on the latest version of its plans to improve travel on the A40 between Witney and Oxford. Phase 1 focuses on building an eastbound bus lane from a new Park & Ride (P&R) at Eynsham to the Duke’s Cut bridge half a…

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