Oxfordshire Growth Board Scrutiny Panel
Thursday, 28 May 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting - please see the note below for details on a recording of the meeting avilable via YouTube

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

Link: Click here to open the recording

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Election of Chair of the Scrutiny Panel for 2020/2021

To elect a Chair of the Scrutiny Panel for 2020/2021.


Election of Vice-Chair of the Scrutiny Panel for 2020/2021

Election of a Vice-Chair of the Panel for 2020/2021.


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


Adoption of Virtual Meeting Procedure Rules pdf icon PDF 104 KB

In response to the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020, the Growth Board Scrutiny Panel is recommended to adopt the virtual meeting procedure rules adopted by South Oxfordshire District Council as the current hosting local authority, attached at appendix 1.



Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 March 2020


Public participation

Members of the public may submit an address or question in writing to the Scrutiny Panel, where notice in writing is given to the secretariat no later than 4.00pm on Wednesday 27 May 2020. Questions and addresses should be no longer than one side of A4 paper in Ariel 12 font. The statement or question will be circulated to the Panel and read out by the democratic services officer or Chair on behalf of those who have submitted them. A response may be given at the meeting or a written answer supplied. The Chair will have discretion to manage the public participation procedure as they see appropriate.


Questions and notice of addresses must be submitted to


Growth Board response to scrutiny panel recommendations - 11 March 2020 pdf icon PDF 113 KB


To consider the Growth Board’s response to the recommendations to the Board from the Scrutiny Panel meeting on 4 March 2020.




Update from Councillor Ian Hudspeth, Chair of the Infrastructure sub-group

Councillor Ian Hudspeth, Chair of the Growth Board Infrastructure Sub-Group and Leader of Oxfordshire County Council has been invited to join this meeting to give an update.


Oxfordshire Growth Board papers 2 June 2020


To consider reports and matters on the agenda for the Oxfordshire Growth Board meeting on 2 June 2020. Reports are set out under the subheadings below.




Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Oxfordshire
Housing and Growth Deal pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To review a report to the Growth Board giving an update on the impact the Covid-19 pandemic has, and will have, on the delivery of the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal. This includes recommended revisions to the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 timeline.



Updating the Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy (OxIS) pdf icon PDF 211 KB

To review a report to the Growth Board setting out the scope, timescale, governance and funding for updating the Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy, in support of the Oxfordshire Plan 2050.



Work Programme for the Scrutiny Panel and Action Log - May 2020 pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To discuss the draft work programme for the Panel as submitted by the Panel’s Scrutiny Officer and requests for information/actions from previous meetings.


Additional documents:


Dates of meetings


The dates of future meeting of the Panel are below based upon a quarterly Growth Board reporting cycle. These will normally be held in Oxford Town Hall unless otherwise stated, but this will be kept under review.


Scrutiny Panel

Growth Board

July (proposed additional meeting) final date to be confirmed.

July (proposed additional meeting) final date to be confirmed.

Tues 15 Sept 6.30 pm

Tues 22 Sept 2 pm

Tues 17 Nov 6.30 pm

Tues 24 Nov 2 pm

Tues 19 Jan 2021 6.30 pm

Tuesday 26 Jan 2021 2 pm

Tues 16 Feb 2021 6.30 pm

Mon 22 Feb 2021 2 pm

Tues 16 Mar 2021 6.30 pm

Tues 23 Mar 2021 2 pm

Tues 1 June 2021 6.30 pm

Tues 8 June 2021 2 pm