The Future Oxfordshire Partnership Scrutiny Panel


Monday 11 March 2024 at 6.30 pm

Virtual meeting viewable by weblink


Contact: Kevin Jacob, Future Oxfordshire Partnership Senior Democratic Services Officer


Telephone: 07917 088356





Councillor Tiago Corais

Councillor Katherine Miles

Councillor Lois Muddiman

Oxford City Council

Councillor John Broad

Councillor Lynn Pratt

Councillor Sean Woodcock

Cherwell District Council

Councillor Richard Webber

Councillor Charlie Hicks

Councillor Yvonne Constance

Oxfordshire County Council

Councillor Leigh Rawlins

Councillor David Turner

Councillor Jo Robb

South Oxfordshire District Council

Councillor Andy Cooke

Councillor Emily Smith

Councillor Debby Hallett

Vale of White Horse District Council

Councillor David Cooper

Councillor Julian Cooper

Councillor Michael Brooker

West Oxfordshire District Council


1.     The quorum is six members, one from each council. Substitutes are allowed and should be notified to the contact above.


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


3.     Arrangements are subject to change at short notice so please refer to the agenda page by following this link









Apologies for absence, substitutes; declarations of interest, Chair's announcements 





Minutes of the previous meeting  (Pages 6 - 12)


To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2024.





Public participation  (To Follow)


Members of the public may submit an address or question in writing to the Scrutiny Panel, where full notice of the question or address is given to the secretariat no later than 10:00 on Monday 11 March 2024.  Questions and addresses submitted should be no longer than one side of A4 paper in Arial 12 font. The address or question will be circulated to the Panel and public speakers will be invited to speak at the virtual 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. Questions and notice of addresses must be submitted to


Note: This meeting may be recorded for live broadcast via the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s YouTube Channel - 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.





Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal: Update at the end of Quarter 3 2023/2024  (Pages 13 - 19)


To consider a report to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership setting out the Quarter 3 2023/2024 progress report for the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal. 





Local Enterprise Partnership Functions: Transition Arrangements  (Pages 20 - 22)


To consider a report to the Future Oxfordshire Partnership setting out an overview of the approach to the transition of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, (OxLEP) which the Partnership is asked to note.





Future Oxfordshire Partnership response to Scrutiny Panel recommendations  (Pages 23 - 25)


To consider the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s response to the recommendations from the Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 22 January 2024.





Advisory Group updates 





Planning Advisory Group update (Pages 26 - 30)


To receive the summary notes from the meeting of the Planning Advisory Group 2050 held on 15 December 2023.





Infrastructure Advisory Group (To Follow)


To receive the notes of the Infrastruture Advisory Group held on 17January 2024.





Environment Advisory Group update (Pages 31 - 35)


To receive the summary notes of the meeting of the Environment Advisory Group held on 18 January 2024.





Work programme for the Scrutiny Panel  (Pages 36 - 39)


To discuss the draft work programme for the Panel.





Dates of next meetings 


Please refer to for the most up to date information on times and locations.


Proposed meeting dates for June 2024 to June 2025 are:


·           Tuesday 18/06/24

·           Tuesday 23/07/24

·           Wednesday 25/09/24

·           Tuesday 19/11/24

·           Monday 20/01/25

·           Wednesday 12/03/25

·           Tuesday 17/06/25


Recommendation: That the Future Oxfordshire Partnership Scrutiny Panel notes the dates of the proposed meetings June 2024 to June 2025






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.