The Future Oxfordshire Partnership


Monday 13 June 2022 at 2.00 pm

Council Chamber, Cherwell District Council, Bodicote House, Bodicote, Banbury, OX15 4AA


Contact: Kevin Jacob, Future Oxfordshire Partnership Senior 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

Leader of Oxford City Council

Councillor Susan Brown

Leader of Oxfordshire County Council

Councillor Liz Leffman      

Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council

Councillor Andy Graham

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 If you plan to attend the meeting in person, please contact Kevin Jacob.
  2. One member, one vote for each constituent local authority member only






Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for the 2022/2023 year 


To elect a Chair and Vice-Chair of the Future Oxfordshire Partnership for the 2022/2023 Future Oxfordshire Partnership year – June 2022 to May 2023.





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





Minutes (Pages 7 - 22)


To adopt and sign as correct formal records the minutes of the informal meetings of Future Oxfordshire Partnerships members held on 25 January 2022 and 22 March 2022.





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 Tuesday 7 June, 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.





Future Oxfordshire Partnership Panel update (To Follow)


For action: To receive any recommendations from the Future Oxfordshire Partnership Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 7 June 2022.





Oxfordshire Economic Recovery Plan (Pages 23 - 36)


For information: To provide the Future Oxfordshire Partnership with an update on the progress of the Oxfordshire Economic Recovery Plan.





Housing and Growth Deal Reports 





Review of Homes from Infrastructure (HfI) Programme (Pages 37 - 47)


For action: To consider a report to setting out proposed updates to the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal Homes from Infrastructure Programme.





Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal, Homes from Infrastructure (HfI) Programme- Lessons Learned (Pages 48 - 53)


For information: To inform the Future Oxfordshire Partnership of the findings of a recent lessons learned review of the Growth Deal Homes from Infrastructure (HfI) programme.






Infrastructure Advisory Group update (Pages 54 - 56)


For information: To receive an update from the Infrastructure Advisory Group meetings held on 28 February 2022 and 25 May 2022. Summary notes from the meeting held on 28 February 2022 are attached.





Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Advisory Group update (Pages 57 - 64)


For information: To receive an update from the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Advisory Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 17 February 2022, 17 March 2022 and 29 April 2022 are attached.





Environment Advisory Group update (Pages 65 - 69)


For information: To receive an update from the Environment Advisory Group. Summary notes from the meeting held on 24 March 2022 are attached.





Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership Update (Pages 70 - 80)


For information: To provide an update on the progress of the Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership (OIEP), for May 2022.





Updates to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership Terms of Reference, Memorandum of Understanding and advisory groups Terms of Reference (Pages 81 - 118)


For action: To consider proposed minor technical changes to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership Terms of Refence, Memorandum of Understanding and the Terms of Reference of the Future Oxfordshire Partnership advisory groups.





Future Oxfordshire Partnership Forward Plan (Pages 119 - 122)


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





Other Future Oxfordshire Partnership related appointments (Verbal Report)


For Action: To agree appointments to the following roles:


a)     Oxford to Cambridge Arc Leaders Executive Group – 3 local authority nominations plus one standing deputy (if required).

b)     Growth Board Housing Advisory Group Chair


c)     Growth Board Environment Advisory Group Chair

d)    Growth Board Infrastructure Advisory Group Chair


e)    Growth Board Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Advisory Group Chair and;


f)     To confirm that the England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Transport Forum nomination will continue to rotate with the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s Chairmanship.





Oxford to Cambridge Arc Update (Verbal Report)


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





Updates on matters relevant to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership 


For information: Future Oxfordshire Partnership members and officers may verbally update the Partnership 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 26 July 2022

·           Tuesday 27 September 2022

·           Tuesday 29 November 2022

·           Monday 23 January 2023

·           Monday 20 March 2023

·           Tuesday 13 June 2023

·           Tuesday 25 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.