Oxfordshire Growth Board Scrutiny Panel
Thursday, 21 March 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Old Library, Oxford Town Hall

Contact: Kevin Jacob, Growth Board Democratic Services Officer 01235 422191  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence and substitutes; declarations of interest; Chair's announcements


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Recommendation: To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 24 January 2019, (attached).  


Public Participation

The terms of reference of the Panel state:


Members of the public may address meetings of the Scrutiny Panel, where notice is given to the secretariat no later than 4.00pm on the last working day before the day of the meeting.


The Chair will have discretion to manage the public participation procedure as they see appropriate, including rejecting frivolous, defamatory or offensive questions and managing the time afforded to public addresses.


Notice of a wish to address the meeting, including the subject of the address or the full question to be asked, must be sent to


by 4.00pm on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

The Chair’s decision will be final.



Oxfordshire Plan 2050 - update on project plan and Green Belt pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Purpose: To consider an update on the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 (JSSP) project plan and the Green Belt.


Information: Programme report and Green Belt (attached)


Recommendation: The Scrutiny Panel note and comment upon the report.

Additional documents:


Scrutiny Panel response to Oxfordshire Plan 2050 (JSSP) consultation pdf icon PDF 431 KB

Purpose: To consider a response to the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 consultation from the Scrutiny Panel.


Information: Scrutiny Panel individual councillor responses (attached).


Recommendation: That the Scrutiny Panel discuss and agree a formal response to the consultation.   


Affordable Housing Sub-Group - update on affordable housing performance 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Purpose: To consider an update on affordable housing delivery from 2018/2019 to date.


Information: Report attached.


Recommendation: To discuss and note the response.


Growth Board response to Scrutiny Panel recommendations - January 2019 meeting pdf icon PDF 78 KB


Purpose: To consider the Growth Board’s response to the recommendations to the Board from the Scrutiny Panel meeting on 24 January 2019.


Information:  response attached


Recommendation: To discuss and note the response.



Oxfordshire Growth Board papers 26 March 2019


Purpose: To consider reports and matters on the agenda for the Oxfordshire Growth Board meeting on 26 March 2019.


Information: Agenda and reports published on 18 March Separately from this Agenda



Recommendations: To make any recommendations or comments to the Growth Board.



Work Programme for the Scrutiny Panel - March 2019 pdf icon PDF 26 KB

Purpose: To discuss the work programme for the Panel submitted for consideration by the Panel’s scrutiny officer. Members of the Panel are encouraged to suggest potential scrutiny subjects for future consideration.    


Information: Work programme (attached)


Recommendation: To agree the draft work programme as set out and to note that other relevant items may be added to agendas at the request of officers in consultation with the Chair.



Dates of meetings

Purpose: To note the dates for meetings of this Panel:


Scrutiny Panel

Growth Board

Thurs 30 May 6.30pm

4 June 2pm

Thurs 25 July 6.30pm

30 July 2pm


Meetings of the scrutiny panel to be held in Oxford Town Hall.


*if no rooms available in Town Hall venue will change