Wider Region

  • 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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  • County decides to submit Better Oxfordshire proposal

    16 March 2017

    On 14 March 2017, 11 days after ‘Better Oxfordshire’ was published, Oxfordshire CC’s Cabinet met to decide whether to submit their proposal to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. This despite the opposition of the City Council and two District Councils – Cherwell and West Oxfordshire. Members of the public are allowed…

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