Contact: Steve Culliford, Democratic Services

Telephone: 07895 213735


Date: 24 November 2022




A meeting of the


will be held on Friday 2 December 2022 at 2.00 pm

Meeting Room 1, Abbey House, Abbey Close, Abingdon, OX14 3JE


To watch this virtual meeting, follow this link to the council’s YouTube channel


Cabinet Members:



Emily Smith (Chair)

Debby Hallett

Bethia Thomas (Vice-Chair)

Helen Pighills

Andy Crawford

Sally Povolotsky

Neil Fawcett

Judy Roberts



Alternative formats of this publication are available on request.  These include large print, Braille, audio, email and easy read. For this or any other special requirements (such as access facilities) please contact the officer named on this agenda.  Please give as much notice as possible before the meeting.


Patrick Arran

Head of Legal and Democratic




Open to the Public including the Press



1.   Apologies for absence


To record apologies for absence. 




2.   Minutes

(Pages 4 - 8)


To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 11 November 2022. 




3.   Declarations of interests


To receive declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests, other registrable interests and non-registrable interests or any conflicts of interest in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.




4.   Urgent business and chair's announcements


To receive notification of any matters which the chair determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chair.




5.   Public participation


To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 




6.   Recommendations and updates from other committees


To consider any recommendations to Cabinet from other committees. 




7.   Diversity and inclusion strategy

(Pages 9 - 103)


To consider the head of corporate services’ report. 




8.   Council tax base 2023/24

(Pages 104 - 108)


To consider the head of finance’s report. 




9.   Oxfordshire Plan 2050 ceasing production and implications for the Joint Local Plan and Local Development Scheme

(Pages 109 - 132)


To consider the head of policy and programmes’ report. 




10.       Corporate Plan and Climate Action Plan performance reports - quarter 2, 2022/23

(Pages 133 - 241)


To consider the head of policy and programmes’ reports. 




11.       Food Strategy

(Pages 242 - 308)


To consider the head of policy and programmes’ report. 




12.       Didcot Growth Accelerator Enterprise Zone - Memorandum of Understanding

(Wards Affected: Blewbury and Harwell; Sutton Courtenay)

(Pages 309 - 347)


To consider the report of the deputy chief executive – partnerships.