The Future Oxfordshire Partnership, (formerly the Oxfordshire Growth Board)


Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 2.00 pm

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


Contact: Kevin Jacob, Future Oxfordshire Partnership 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

(which holds the Vice-Chair)


Leader of Oxford City Council

Councillor Susan Brown

Leader of Oxfordshire County Council

Councillor Liz Leffman      

Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council

Councillor Michele Mead

(which holds the Chair)


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






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





Minutes (Pages 6 - 16)


To adopt as a correct record the minutes of the Future Oxfordshire Partnership meeting held on 20 September 2021.





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 24 November 2021, 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 23 November 2021.





Housing and Growth Deal Reports 





Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal Progress Report - Quarter 2, Year 4 (Pages 17 - 25)


For information: To receive the Quarter 2, Year 4 progress report for the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal. 





Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal Financial Report Quarter 2, Year 4 (Pages 26 - 32)


For information: To receive a financial summary for Quarter 2, Year 4 for the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal.







Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal Infrastructure Programme - Six Month Review and changes (Pages 33 - 37)


For action: To consider the outcome of a periodic review by Oxfordshire County Council of the current cost and programme projections for the schemes included with the Housing and Growth Deal Infrastructure Programme and proposed changes to the programme.





Infrastructure Advisory Group update (To Follow)


For information: To receive an update from the Infrastructure Advisory Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 1 November 2021 are to follow.





Housing Advisory Group update (To Follow)


For information: To receive an update from the Housing Advisory Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 2 November 2021 are to follow.





Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Advisory Group update (Pages 38 - 42)


For information: To receive an update from the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Advisory Group.  Summary notes from the meeting held on 14 October 2021 are attached and a verbal update will be provided in respect of the meeting held on 18 November 2021.





Environment Advisory Group update (Pages 43 - 46)


For information: To receive an update from the Environment Advisory Group. Summary notes from the meeting held on 23 September 2021 are attached.





Future Oxfordshire Partnership Name Change Update (Pages 47 - 49)


For information: To consider an update on the steps that have been taken since the July meeting to transition to the new Future Oxfordshire Partnership name.





Future Oxfordshire Partnership Forward Plan (Pages 50 - 53)


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





Appointment of Chair of the Environment Advisory Group 


To appoint a Chair to the Environment Advisory Group.





Oxford to Cambridge Arc Update (Verbal Report)


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





Updates on matters relevant to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership 


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. 





Dates of next meetings 


The dates of current confirmed Future Oxfordshire Partnership meetings are below. Please refer to for the most up to date information at on times and locations.


·           25 January 2022

·           22 March 2022

·           7 June 2022

·           26 July 2022


It is intended to bring provisional dates for meetings between July 2022 and July 2023 to the next meeting.





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.