The Future Oxfordshire Partnership


Tuesday 28 November 2023 at 2.00 pm

The Long Room, Oxford City Council, Town Hall, St Aldate's, Oxford, OX1 1BX


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 Bethia Thomas

Leader of Cherwell District Council

Councillor Barry Wood

Leader of Oxford City Council

Councillor Susan Brown

(which holds the Chair)


Leader of Oxfordshire County Council

Councillor Liz Leffman      

(which holds the Vice-Chair)


Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council

Councillor Andy Graham

Chair, OxLEP

Professor Alistair Fitt

OxLEP Universities representative

Professor Irene Tracey

OxLEP business representative - Bicester

Miranda Markham

OxLEP business representative – Oxford City

Peter Nolan

OxLEP business representative – Science Vale

Angus Horner

Homes England representative

Neil Hook

Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board  

Dan Leveson

Environment Agency representative

Emma Hill



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


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


3.     If you plan to attend the meeting we would be grateful if you could contact Kevin Jacob


4.     One member, one vote for each constituent local authority member only.  







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





Minutes  (Pages 7 - 13)


To adopt as a correct record the minutes of the Future Oxfordshire Partnership meeting held on 26 September 2023.





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 22 November 2023, 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 Scrutiny Panel update  (To Follow)


For action: To receive any recommendations from the Future Oxfordshire Partnership Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 21 November 2023.





Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal: Update at the end of Quarter 2 2023/24  (Pages 14 - 20)


For information: To receive the Quarter 2, 2023/24 progress report for the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal.





Future Oxfordshire Partnership Work Programme  (Pages 21 - 27)


For action: To consider a report which seeks endorsement for a proposed Work Programme for the Future Oxfordshire Partnership, details the process by which projects were selected and might subsequently be prioritised, and where able offers an indication of timeline and resource requirements. Finally, it also offers recommendations as to which projects should be included in the Programme.






Future Oxfordshire Partnership Annual Report  (Pages 28 - 51)


For information: To note the annual update on the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s work to deliver the nine outcomes of the Oxfordshire Strategic Vision for Sustainable Development approved by the Partnership in March 2021 and subsequently approved by each of the Oxfordshire councils.





Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership Annual Report  (Pages 52 - 75)


For information: To consider and note the Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership (OIEP) Annual Report, which gives an overview of OIEP and highlights progress so far. 





Oxfordshire Net Zero Route Map and Action Plan - update  (Pages 76 - 85)


For information: To consider a report on the steps taken to operationalise the actions agreed for inclusion in the first delivery phase of the Oxfordshire Net Zero Route Map and Action Plan:


·           Scale up delivery of building retrofit

·           Addressing the retrofit skills gap

·           Develop a local area energy planning approach

·           Accelerate roll out of electric vehicle charging infrastructure

·           Explore innovative funding options

·           Identify opportunities to enhance carbon sequestration





Oxfordshire Visitor Economy Vision and Destination Management Plan  (Pages 86 - 265)


For action: To present the draft final Visitor Economy Vision and Destination Management Plan (DMP) and for the Future Oxfordshire Partnership to endorse the proposed future governance arrangements for DMP activity within the Partnership.





Community Employment Plans Evidence Paper 2023  (Pages 266 - 317)


For action: To consider the endorsement of an updated Community Employment Plans Evidence Paper 2023.





Advisory Group updates 


To receive updates from the Chairs of the advisory groups and summary notes of these meeting if available.





Infrastructure Advisory Group update (Pages 318 - 325)


For information: To receive an update from the Infrastructure Advisory Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 4 September 2023 are attached.







Housing Advisory Group update (Pages 326 - 328)


For information: To receive an update from the Housing Advisory Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 12 September 2023 are attached.





Environment Advisory Group update (Pages 329 - 333)


For information: To receive an update from the Environment Advisory Group. Summary notes from the meeting held on 8 September 2023 are attached and notes from the meeting held on 9 November 2023 will be circulated if available prior to the meeting.





Planning Advisory Group update (Pages 334 - 337)


For information: To receive an update from the Planning Advisory Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 15 September 2023 are attached.





Future Oxfordshire Partnership Forward Plan  (Pages 338 - 342)


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





Updates on matters relevant to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership  (Verbal Report)


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. 





Updates from key strategic partnerships supporting delivery of the Oxfordshire Strategic Vision  (Verbal Report)


For information: To receive updates from other partnerships supporting the delivery of Oxfordshire Strategic Vision.





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 30 January 2024

·           Wednesday 20 March 2024






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.