The Future Oxfordshire Partnership Scrutiny Panel


Tuesday 6 June 2023 at 6.30 pm

Virtual meeting viewable by weblink


Contact: Kevin Jacob, Future Oxfordshire Partnership Senior Democratic Services Officer


Telephone: 07917 088356





Councillor Tiago Corais

Councillor Katherine Miles

Councillor Lois Muddiman

Oxford City Council

Councillor John Broad

Councillor Lynn Pratt

Councillor Sean Woodcock

Cherwell District Council

Councillor Richard Webber

Councillor Charlie Hicks

Councillor Liam Walker

Oxfordshire County Council

Councillor Leigh Rawlins

Councillor David Turner

Councillor Jo Robb

South Oxfordshire District Council

Councillor Andy Cooke

Councillor Emily Smith

Councillor Judy Roberts

Vale of White Horse District Council

Councillor David Cooper

Councillor Julian Cooper

Councillor Michael Brooker

West Oxfordshire District Council


  1. The quorum is six members, one from each council. Substitutes are allowed and should be notified to the contact above.


  1. To watch this meeting, follow this link to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s YouTube channel at


  1. Arrangements are subject to change at short notice so please refer to the agenda page








Election of Chair and Vice-Chair of the Scrutiny Panel for 2023/2024 


To elect a Chair and Vice-Chair of the Scrutiny Panel for 2023/2024





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





Minutes of the previous meeting  (Pages 6 - 15)


To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 13 March 2023.





Public participation  (To Follow)


Members of the public may submit an address or question in writing to the Scrutiny Panel, where full notice of the question or address is given to the secretariat no later than 17:00 on Wednesday 31 May 2023.  Questions and addresses submitted should be no longer than one side of A4 paper in Arial 12 font. The address or question will be circulated to the Panel and public speakers will be invited to speak at the virtual 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. Questions and notice of addresses must be submitted to


Note: This meeting may be recorded for live broadcast via the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s YouTube Channel - 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 response to Scrutiny Panel recommendations  (Pages 16 - 24)


To consider the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s response to the recommendations from the Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 13 March 2023.





Updates to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership Scrutiny Panel Terms of Reference  (Pages 25 - 35)


For action: To consider a report setting out proposed changes to the Terms of Reference of the Scrutiny Panel relating to the refocusing of the Future Oxfordshire Partnership towards the Oxfordshire Strategic Vision.





Progress Report from the Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership  (Pages 36 - 86)


For information: To consider a report to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership setting out an update on the progress of the Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership (OIEP) priorities and the launch and uptake of the OIEP Charter.





A Place Narrative for Oxfordshire  (To Follow)


To consider a report providing the Partnership with an early stage view of the project to develop a new place narrative for Oxfordshire and inviting the Partnership to engage further.





Delivering the Oxfordshire Strategic Vision for Long Term Sustainable Development  (Pages 87 - 98)


For information: To consider a presentation providing an update on activity to identify additional opportunities for collaborative working which support in delivering the outcomes of the Oxfordshire Strategic Vision, with a focus on areas where partnership working brings added value.





Key Partnership Activity and Delivery in the Energy Space  (Pages 99 - 107)


For information: To consider a report to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership setting out an update on some of the key projects and programmes of work across Oxfordshire with regards to energy to facilitate awareness and join-up.





Work programme for the Scrutiny Panel and action log - 6 June 2023  (Pages 108 - 114)


To discuss the draft work programme for the Panel and status of actions from the previous meeting.





Advisory Group Updates 





Infrastructure Advisory Group update (Pages 115 - 123)


For information: To receive the summary notes from the Infrastructure Advisory Group meetings held on 27 February 2023 and 17 April 2023.





Housing Advisory Group update (Pages 124 - 131)


For information: To receive the summary notes from meetings of the Housing Advisory Group held on 28 February 2023 and 18 April 2023.





Environment Advisory Group update (Pages 132 - 140)


For information: To receive the summary notes of the meeting of the Environment Advisory Group held on 2 March 2023 and 20 April 2023.





Dates of next meetings 


The dates of confirmed future Scrutiny Panel meetings are below. Please refer to for the most up to date information on times and locations.


·           Tuesday 18/07/23

·           Thursday 14/09/23

·           Tuesday 21/11/23

·           Monday 22/01/24

·           Monday 11/03/24






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.