Oxfordshire Growth Board
Tuesday, 24 November 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting viewable by weblink

Contact: Kevin Jacob, Growth Board Democratic Services Officer  Email:

Link: Link to watch the meeting

No. Item


Apologies for absence, declarations of interest and Chair's announcements


Election of Vice-Chair of the Growth Board

For action: To elect a Vice-Chair of the Growth Board for the remainder of the 2020/2021 year.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To adopt as a correct record the minutes of the Oxfordshire Growth Board meetings held on 22 September 2020 and 30 October 2020.


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Public participation pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Asking a questionand addressing the Board

Questions (in full and in writing) or requests to make an address (in full and in writing) must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 18 November 2020 three clear working days before the Growth Board meeting subject to the following exception in relation to Item 11 only.


The deadline in respect of Item 11: Investment in improved rail connectivity in Oxfordshire, is 3pm on Friday 20 November 2020.


Questions and addresses should be no longer than one side of A4 paper in Arial 12 font. The statement or question will be circulated to the Panel and public speakers will be invited to speak at the virtual meeting, subject to technical arrangements being in place. 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


Growth Board Scrutiny Panel update pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To receive any feedback from the Growth Board Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 17 November 2020.(To follow).

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The promotion of Low/Zero Carbon Housing in Oxfordshire pdf icon PDF 240 KB

For action: To consider progress to date against the recommendations approved by the Growth Board in March 2020 concerning Zero Carbon Housing and to endorse a draft letter to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.


Inclusive Economy Seminars Summary Report pdf icon PDF 141 KB

For action: To share the summary findings and learning from the seminar series as well as the report’s recommendations to inform next steps to establish an Inclusive Economy Commission.



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Housing and Growth Deal Reports


Oxfordshire Plan: Proposed new timetable and quarter two report pdf icon PDF 141 KB

            For information: To receive an update on progress in the development     of the Oxfordshire Plan ahead of the Regulation 18 (Part 2) consultation.


Oxfordshire Plan 2050 sub-group update pdf icon PDF 198 KB

For information: To receive an update from the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Sub-Group.  Summary notes from the meetings held on 17 September 2020 and 15 October 2020 are attached.


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Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal Progress Report - Quarter Two, Year Three pdf icon PDF 147 KB

For information: To review the 2020/21 Quarter Two progress report         for the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal. 


Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal Financial Report - Quarter Two, Year Three pdf icon PDF 103 KB

For information: To consider the 2020/21 Quarter 2 Housing and   Growth Deal Finance report.

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Housing Advisory Sub-group update pdf icon PDF 165 KB

For information: To receive an update from the Housing Advisory sub-Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 27 October 2020 are attached.



Growth Board Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 127 KB

For information: To note and comment on the Growth Board’s Forward Plan



Oxford to Cambridge Arc Update

For information: To receive any relevant update from the Chair of the Executive Officer Group concerning developments within the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.



Investment in improved rail connectivity in Oxfordshire

To consider a report concerning rail investment in Oxfordshire.

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Updates on matters relevant to the Growth Board

Growth Board members and officers may verbally update the Board concerning progress on matters previously before the Board for consideration, listed in the forward plan, or relevant to the Board’s future consideration. This is for the sharing of information, except where any actions are required that cannot reasonably be deferred to the next meeting.



Dates of next meetings

The dates of future Growth Board meetings are below. Please refer to for the most up to date information.


·           26 January 2021

·           22 February 2021 (added)

·           23 March 2021 (subject to review)

·           8 June 2021