Oxfordshire Growth Board
Tuesday, 26 January 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual meeting viewable by weblink

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

Link: Link to watch the meeting

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


Minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To adopt as a correct record the minutes of the Oxfordshire Growth Board meeting held on 24 November 2020



Public participation

Asking a questionand addressing the Board

Questions or requests to make an address (in full and in writing) must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 20 January 2021 three clear working days before the Growth Board meeting.


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

To receive any feedback from the Growth Board Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 19 January 2021. (To follow)



Update on Healthy Place Shaping pdf icon PDF 130 KB

For action: This report provides members of the Growth Board with an update on activities that have been undertaken to embed healthy place shaping into its workstreams and the strategies that underpin them.  As part of this work a Health Impact Assessment Toolkit has been developed for use in Oxfordshire and the Growth Board is asked to endorse its use across the county.


Additional documents:


Economic Recovery Plan Update

For information: To receive a further update on progress in developing an Economic Recovery Plan for Oxfordshire, which responds to the economic impacts caused by COVID-19.


Community Led Housing pdf icon PDF 74 KB

For action: To consider endorsement of a letter to HM Government concerning Community Led Housing.


Additional documents:


England's Economic Heartland Briefing

For information: To receive a presentation/update from England’s Economic Heartland regarding the outcomes of their recent Transport Strategy consultation, and next steps for finalising the Strategy




Housing and Growth Deal Reports


Infrastructure sub-group update pdf icon PDF 98 KB

For information: To receive an update from the Infrastructure Sub-Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 14 December 2020 are attached.



Oxfordshire Plan 2050 sub-group update pdf icon PDF 91 KB

For information: To receive an update from the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Sub-Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 18 December 2020 are attached.



Growth Board Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 125 KB

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



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.


Oxford to Cambridge Arc Update

For information: To receive any relevant verbal updates from the Chair of the Growth Board’s Executive Officer Group concerning developments within the Oxford to Cambridge Arc.


Dates of next meetings

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


  • 22 February 2021 (cancelled)
  • 22 March 2021, (amended from 23 March)
  • 8 June 2021