Oxfordshire Growth Board
Tuesday, 25 September 2018 2.00 pm

Venue: Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road, Didcot, OX11 7JN

Contact: Steve Culliford  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Minutes pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To adopt as a correct record the minutes of the Oxfordshire Growth Board meeting held on 31 July 2018. 


Chairman's announcements


Public participation

Members of the public may ask questions of the Chairman of the Growth Board, or address the Growth Board on any substantive item at a meeting, subject to the restrictions set out in the public participation scheme. 


The total amount of time allowed for public participation at a meeting shall not exceed 30 minutes, unless the Chairman consents to extend that time in the interests of the proper conduct of the business of the Growth Board. 


A person speaking to the Growth Board may speak for up to three minutes.  Board members may ask questions for clarification. 


Asking a question

Questions (in full and in writing) must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 19 September 2018.  A written or verbal answer will be provided by the Chairman at the meeting.  The questioner may ask a supplementary question directly related to either the original question or the reply received. 


Addressing the Board

Notice of a wish to address the Growth Board by making a statement must be received by 12 noon on Monday 24 September 2018. 



Petitions on matters directly relevant to matters in which the Growth Board has powers and duties must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 19 September 2018.  The representative of the petitioners may speak.  Petitions are referred without discussion to the next meeting. 


Questions, petitions and notice of addresses must be submitted to or delivered/posted to Democratic Services, South Oxfordshire District Council, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB. 


Presentation from the Environment Agency

Presenters: Anna Guy (Thames Environment Planning and Engagement Manager) and Joe Cuthbertson (Thames Flood Risk Manager, Environment Agency) 


Presentation from Active Oxfordshire

Presenter: Keith Johnson, Chairman of Active Oxfordshire


Oxford to Cambridge expressway corridor

To receive an update. 


Housing and Growth Deal delivery update pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To update the Board on progress with the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal.  (Caroline Green) 


Recommendation: to note the progress towards the Housing and Growth Deal milestones as set out in the delivery plan. 


Planning freedoms and flexibilities pdf icon PDF 54 KB

To receive an update on the planning freedoms and flexibilities agreed as part of the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal. 


Feedback from Scrutiny Panel and Advisory Sub-Groups

To receive verbal updates from the chairmen of the Growth Board Scrutiny Panel and the sub-groups the Joint Statutory Spatial Plan, Housing, and Infrastructure. 


Oxfordshire local plans progress pdf icon PDF 68 KB

To consider the progress report on the adoption of Oxfordshire’s local plans. 


Local Enterprise Partnership update

To receive a verbal update from the Local Enterprise Partnership. 


Sub-National Transport Body

To receive a verbal update from Sue Halliwell/Bev Hindle, Oxfordshire County Council.   


Rail Connectivity Update

To receive a presentation from Sue Halliwell/Bev Hindle, Oxfordshire County Council. 


Updates on matters relevant to the Growth Board

Growth Board members and officers may verbally update the Board on progress on matters previously before the Board for consideration or relevant to the Board’s future decisions. 


Dates of next meetings

The dates of future Growth Board meetings are below.  These will be held on Tuesdays at 2pm in Didcot Civic Hall. 

·         27 November 2018

·         29 January 2019

·         26 March

·         4 June