Oxfordshire Growth Board
Tuesday, 24 September 2019 2.00 pm

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

Contact: Kevin Jacob  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Minutes pdf icon PDF 193 KB

To adopt as a correct record the minutes of the Oxfordshire Growth Board meeting held on 4 June 2019.


Chair'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 three clear working days before the Growth Board meeting.  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 the working day before the Growth Board meeting. 



Petitions on matters directly relevant to matters in which the Growth Board has powers and duties must be received by 5pm three clear working days before the Growth Board meeting.  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. 


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

To receive an update from England’s’ Economic Heartland on progress towards establishing a Transport Strategy for the region and requests support for a joint consultation response.


Additional documents:


Oxfordshire Rail Connectivity Study Update pdf icon PDF 126 KB


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


Growth Board Review pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To approve a project scope to review the current strategy and governance arrangements of the Growth Board.


Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Revised Programme pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Taking account of the changing context, the extent of work that needs to be done and major strategic influences beyond the control of the Growth Board, the endorsement and support of the Growth Board is sought to a revised work programme and timetable for the Oxfordshire Plan.



Oxfordshire Local Plans Update pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To note progress in adopting Local Plans for each of the five Districts. 


Oxfordshire Plan 2050 sub-group update pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To receive an update from the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Sub-Group. Summary notes from the meeting held on 25 July 2019 are attached.   


Infrastructure Sub-Group update pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To receive an update from the Infrastructure Sub-Group. 


Summary notes from the meetings held on 28 May 2019 and 23 July 2019 are attached.

Additional documents:


Housing Advisory Sub-Group Update pdf icon PDF 179 KB

To receive an update from the Housing Sub-Group.  The summary notes of the meeting held on 3 September are attached.


Growth Board Scrutiny Panel Update 19 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To receive any feedback and consider any recommendations from the Growth Board Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 19 September 2019.

Additional documents:


Growth Board Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To note and comment on the Growth Board’s Forward Plan. 


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, listed in the forward plan, or relevant to the Board’s future decisions.  This is for the sharing of information and no decisions will be taken. 


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. 


·         26 November 2019

·         28 January 2020

·         7 April 2020 (rescheduled from 31 March 2020)

·         2 June 2020