Wider Region

  • 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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  • Oxford – Cambridge Growth Corridor

    The shortlist of consultants for this study has been announced

    21 October 2017

    The 4 shortlisted winners of the competition to draw up development proposals for the Oxford –  Cambridge growth  corridor have been announced. This website has the details: competitions.malcolmreading.co.uk/cambridgeoxfordconnection/shortlist Public comment is invited.

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  • Cherwell Local Plan

    9 October 2017

    Oxford’s unmet housing need Here is the response we sent to the latest revisions of Cherwell DC’s Local Plan proposals for their part in meeting Oxford’s unmet housing need. 20171009_OCS-Response-Cherwell-LP-Consultation.pdf

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  • Infrastructure Strategy Stage 1 Response

    10 September 2017

    The Oxfordshire LEP is preparing an Infrastructure Strategy (OXIS) for the county. The Stage 1 report was published for consultation and Oxford Civic Society has submitted comments to the LEP. While we welcome the joined-up thinking that OXIS demonstrates we believe that the early output presented in Stage 1 is seriously flawed. A report about ‘infrastructure’…

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  • Alternative Devolution Proposals Published

    27 June 2017

    Oxford City, Cherwell and West Oxfordshire Districts have combined to draw up alternative proposals for the future structure of local government in Oxfordshire. They oppose the single unitary organisation favoured by the County, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District. Instead, the counter-proposals put a case for a Combined Authority, with the four districts,…

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