To consider the head of planning’s report.
Cabinet considered the head of planning’s report on the Oxfordshire Plan 2050, formerly known as the Joint Statutory Spatial Plan. The report sought approval to progress the production of the plan through adopting the Statement of Community Involvement, approving an amendment to the Local Development Scheme, and approving the Regulation 18 (Part 1) document for consultation.
David Turner addressed Cabinet, welcoming the plan. The Joint Scrutiny Committee had debated the plan and made several suggestions, including the need to engage more with young people during the consultation, the need to consider climate change implications, and expressing a concern at the overlap with the consultation timetable for South Oxfordshire’s Local Plan.
Cabinet welcomed the draft plan and noted the intention to engage young people as part of the consultation. Cabinet asked that the suggestions made by the Joint Scrutiny Committee were considered by the head of planning in agreement with the other councils’ equivalents, and to make any necessary minor amendments and presentational changes to the documents prior to publishing the plan for consultation.
(a) adopt the Statement of Community Involvement as amended following the close of consultation, as attached at Appendix 1 to the head of planning’s report to Cabinet on 31 January 2019;
(b) approve the amendment to Table 16 of the Local Development Scheme as set out at paragraph 22 of the head of planning’s report;
(c) approve the Regulation 18 (Part 1) Issues consultation document for public consultation, as attached at Appendix 2 of the head of planning’s report; and
(d) authorise the head of planning, in agreement with the other councils’ equivalent, to make any necessary editorial corrections, minor amendments and presentational changes to the documents, and to agree the final publication for consultation version.