An informal meeting of Future Oxfordshire Partnership members - The Future Oxfordshire Partnership, (formerly the Oxfordshire Growth Board)


Tuesday 25 January 2022 at 2.00 pm

This will be a virtual, online meeting.


Contact: Kevin Jacob, Future Oxfordshire Partnership Democratic Services Officer


Telephone: 07917 088356




Leader of South Oxfordshire District Council

Councillor David Rouane

Leader of Vale of White Horse District Council

Councillor Emily Smith

Leader of Cherwell District Council

Councillor Barry Wood

(which holds the Vice-Chair)


Leader of Oxford City Council

Councillor Susan Brown

Leader of Oxfordshire County Council

Councillor Liz Leffman      

Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council

Councillor Michele Mead

(which holds the Chair)


Chair, OxLEP

Jeremy Long

Chair, Oxfordshire Skills Board

Adrian Lockwood

Universities representative

Professor Alistair Fitt

OxLEP business representative - Bicester

Miranda Markham

OxLEP business representative – Oxford City

Peter Nolan

OxLEP business representative – Science Vale

Angus Horner

Homes England representative

Catherine Turner

Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Dr David Chapman

Environment Agency representative

Emma Hill



  1. To watch this meeting, follow this link to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s YouTube channel at Arrangements are subject to change at short notice so please refer to the agenda page at
  2. One member, one vote for each constituent local authority member only.  






Apologies for absence; declarations of interest and Chair's announcement 





Minutes  (Pages 7 - 15)


To note the minutes of the Future Oxfordshire Partnership meeting held on 30 November 2021.





Public participation  (To Follow)


Asking a question and addressing the Partnership
Questions or requests to make an address (in full and in writing) must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 19 January 2022, three clear working days before the Future Oxfordshire Partnership meeting.

Questions and addresses should be no longer than one side of A4 paper in Arial 12 font. The address or question will be circulated to the Partnership and public speakers will be invited to speak at the meeting. Written submissions may also be read out by the Chair or Democratic Services Officer where requested or if the person making the request for public speaking is not able to attend the meeting. 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


Note: This meeting may be recorded for live broadcast. At the start of the meeting the Chair will confirm the meeting is being filmed. By registering to speak you are consenting to being recorded and to the use of those video and audio recordings for webcasting.





Oxfordshire Connect Rail Programme  (Pages 16 - 22)


For information: To receive an update from Network Rail on progress with the Oxfordshire Connect Programme. A copy of the slides is attached.





Future Oxfordshire Partnership Scrutiny Panel update  (To Follow)


For action: To receive any recommendations from the Future Oxfordshire Partnership Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 17 January 2022.





Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy (OxIS)- Stage 1  (Pages 23 - 71)


For action: To consider the outcomes of the Stage 1 report for the Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy and confirm scope of Stage 2.





Delivering a Zero Carbon Oxfordshire Route Map and Action Plan Proposal  (Pages 72 - 77)


For action: To receive a proposal from the Environment Advisory Group concerning the next steps that can be taken following the recently published “Pathways to a Zero Carbon Oxfordshire Report.”





Feedback from Joint meeting with the Oxfordshire Health and Wellbeing Board  (Pages 78 - 80)


For information: To receive feedback and note any actions arising from a joint meeting between the Future Oxfordshire Partnership and the Oxfordshire Health and Wellbeing Board.





Housing and Growth Deal Reports 





Infrastructure Advisory Group update


For information: To receive an update from the Infrastructure Advisory Group held on 12 January 2022.





Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Advisory Group update (Pages 81 - 83)


For information: To receive an update from the Oxfordshire Plan Advisory Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 18 November 2021 are attached.





Environment Advisory Group update (Pages 84 - 86)


For information: To receive an update from the Oxfordshire Plan Advisory Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 26 November 2021 are attached.





Future Oxfordshire Partnership Forward Plan  (Pages 87 - 89)


For information: To note and comment on the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s Forward Plan. 





Partnership network  (Pages 90 - 93)


For information: To note a report setting out an update on partnership activities linked to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership, with an illustration of how they are related.





Oxford to Cambridge Arc Update  (Verbal Report)


For information: To receive any relevant updates from the Director of the Future Oxfordshire Partnership concerning developments within the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.





Updates on matters relevant to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership 


Future Oxfordshire Partnership members and officers may verbally update the Board on progress on matters previously before the Partnership for consideration, listed in the forward plan, or relevant to the Partnership’s future decisions.  This is for the sharing of information and no decisions will be taken. 






Dates of next meetings 


The dates of Future Oxfordshire Partnership meetings are below. Please refer to

for the most up to date information on times and locations.


·           Tuesday 22 March 2022

·           7 June 2022 now Monday 13 June 2022

·           Tuesday 26 July 2022


Proposed meeting dates for September 2022 to July 2023.


·           Tuesday 27 September 2022

·           Tuesday 29 November 2022

·           Monday 23 January 2023

·           Monday 20 March 2023

·           Tuesday 13 June 2023

·           Tuesday 25 July 2023


Recommendation: That the Future Oxfordshire Partnership note the dates of proposed meetings September 2022 to July 2023.











Councillors’ duties on declaring interests


General duty

You must declare any disclosable pecuniary interests when the meeting reaches the item on the agenda headed “Declarations of Interest” or as soon as it becomes apparent to you.


What is a disclosable pecuniary interest?

Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to your* employment; sponsorship (ie payment for expenses incurred by you in carrying out your duties as a councillor or towards your election expenses); contracts; land in the council’s area; licences for land in the council’s area; corporate tenancies; and securities.  These declarations must be recorded in each councillor’s register of interests which is publicly available on the council’s website.


Declaring an interest

Where any matter disclosed in your register of interests is being considered at a meeting, you must declare that you have an interest.  You should also disclose the nature as well as the existence of the interest.  If you have a disclosable pecuniary interest, after having declared it at the meeting you must not participate in discussion or voting on the item and must withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is discussed.


Member’s Code of Conduct and public perception

Even if you do not have a disclosable pecuniary interest in a matter, the Councillors’ Code of Conduct says that a member “must serve only the public interest and must never improperly confer an advantage or disadvantage on any person including yourself” and that “you must not place yourself in situations where your honesty and integrity may be questioned”.  What this means is that the matter of interests must be viewed within the context of the code as a whole and regard should continue to be paid to the perception of the public.


*Disclosable pecuniary interests that must be declared are not only those of the member themselves, but also those of the member’s spouse, civil partner or person they are living with as husband or wife or as if they were civil partners.