Oxfordshire Growth Board Scrutiny Panel
Thursday, 19 September 2019 6.30 pm

Venue: Old Library, Oxford Town Hall, OX1 1BX

Contact: Kevin Jacob, Growth Board Democratic Services Officer 

No. Item


Apologies for Absence and Substitutes; Declarations of Interest; Chair's Announcements

(Note: Councillor Emily Smith, Vice-Chair of the Growth Board will attend the meeting as a guest from approximately 19:30).  


Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Recommendation: To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 30 May 2019.


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.



Growth Board response to Growth Board Scrutiny Panel recommendations - May 2019 meeting pdf icon PDF 85 KB


Purpose: To consider the Growth Board’s response to the recommendations to the Board from the Scrutiny Panel meeting on 30 May 2019.


Information:  response attached


Recommendation: To discuss and note the response.



Oxfordshire Growth Board Papers 24 September 2019 for Discussion


Purpose: To consider reports and matters on the agenda for the Oxfordshire Growth Board meeting on 24 September 2019. Reports are set out under the sub-headings below:


Recommendation: To make any recommendations to the Growth Board.



England's Economic Heartland (EEH) Outline Transport Strategy: Framework for Engagement pdf icon PDF 257 KB

This report sets out an update from England’s Economic Heartland on progress towards establishing a Transport Strategy for the region and requests support for the principle of a joint consultation response.

Additional documents:


Oxfordshire Rail Connectivity Study Update pdf icon PDF 126 KB

This report summarise progress on the Oxfordshire Rail Connectivity Study.


Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal Progress Report Q1 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

This reports sets out the Quarter 1 progress report for the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal to the Growth Board.


Growth Board Review Scope pdf icon PDF 135 KB

This report sets out the proposed scope of Growth Board review.


Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Revised Programme pdf icon PDF 124 KB

This report sets out the context of a proposal to seek the Growth Board’s endorsement of a revised work programme and timetable for the Oxfordshire Plan 2050.


Oxfordshire Local Plans Update pdf icon PDF 96 KB

This reports sets out progress in adopting Local Plans for each of the five districts.


Work Programme for the Scrutiny Panel and Action Log- September 2019 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Purpose: To discuss the draft work programme for the Panel submitted for consideration by the Panel’s Scrutiny Officer and record of request for information and actions.


Information: Work programme (attached)


Recommendation: To agree the draft work programme and actions as set out and to note that other relevant items may be added to agendas.

Additional documents:


Growth Board Forward Programme pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider the Growth Board Forward Programme.


Dates of meetings

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


Scrutiny Panel

Growth Board

Thurs 19 Sept 6.30pm

Tues 24 Sept 2pm

Thurs 21 Nov 6.30pm

Tues 26 Nov 2pm

Thurs 23 Jan 6.30pm

Tues 28 Jan 2pm

*Thurs 2April 6.30pm

Tues 7 April 2pm

Thurs 28 May 6.30pm

Tues 2 June 2pm


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


* amended date



Growth Board Advisory Sub-Group Notes pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To consider notes from meetings of the following Growth Board Members Advisory Sub-Groups:


·         Oxfordshire Plan 2050 – 25 July 2019

·         Infrastructure Sub-Group – 28 May 2019

·         Infrastructure Sub-Group – 23 July 2019

·         Housing Advisory Sub-Group – 3 September 2019




Additional documents: