The Future Oxfordshire Partnership - Tuesday, 30 July 2024 2.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Rooms 2-3, County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND

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


No. Item


Election of Chair and Vice-Chair for the 2024/2025 year

To elect a Chair and Vice-Chair of the Future Oxfordshire Partnership for the 2024/2025 year June 2024 to May 2025.



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


Minutes pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To adopt as a correct record the minutes of the Future Oxfordshire Partnership meeting held on 20 March 2024.



Public participation

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 Wednesday 24 July 2024, 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

For action: To receive any recommendations from the Futue Oxfordshire Partnership Scrutiny Panel meeting held on 23 July 2024.



Initial verbal update on Future Oxfordshire Partnership Futures local authority leaders' summit

For information: To receive an initial update on the summit of local authority leaders on the future of the partnership scheduled for 29 July 2024.


Future Oxfordshire Partnership Appointments 2024-2025

For Action: To agree appointments to the following roles if required:


a)     Housing Advisory Group Chair


b)     Environment Advisory Group Chair


c)     Infrastructure Advisory Group Chair


d)     Planning Advisory Group Chair and;


e)     To note that the Oxford to Cambridge Pan Regional Partnership nomination will continue to rotate with the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s Chair. In the event that the Chair is unavailable or is a member of the collaboration board in another capacity, another nomination should be made.


f)      To note that the England’s Economic Heartland Strategic Transport Forum nomination will continue to rotate with the Future Oxfordshire Partnership’s Chair, unless the Chair is unavailable or is a member of the Forum in another capacity, in which the Vice-Chair should be the FOP representative.


g)     To note that the Partnership’s representative on the Oxfordshire Local Nature Partnership will continue to be the Chair of the Environment Advisory Group.



Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal: Update at the end of Quarter 4 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 252 KB

For information: To receive the Quarter 4, Year 2023/2024 progress report for the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal and endorse any amendments to the programmes of work as necessary.


Additional documents:


Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership (OIEP) Update Report pdf icon PDF 397 KB

For information: To consider a report providing an update on the progress of the Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership (OIEP) priorities.


Additional documents:


Update on the Oxfordshire Local Nature Recovery Strategy pdf icon PDF 521 KB

For information: To receive an update on the Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) development and the plan to go out to public consultation.


Advisory Group updates

To receive updates from the Chairs of the advisory groups and summary notes from these meetings if available.


Infrastructure Advisory Group update pdf icon PDF 188 KB

For information: To receive an update from the Infrastructure Advisory Group.  Draft summary notes from the meetings held on 12 March 2024 and 6 June 2024 are attached.


Additional documents:


Planning Advisory Group update pdf icon PDF 364 KB

For information: To receive an update from the Planning Advisory Group.  Draft summary notes from the meeting held 15 March 2024 are attached.  



Future Oxfordshire Partnership Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 317 KB

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



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. 



Updates from key strategic partnerships supporting delivery of the Oxfordshire Strategic Vision

For information: To receive updates from other partnerships supporting the delivery of the Oxfordshire Strategic Vision.



Oxfordshire Local Area Energy Plan - Outline business case pdf icon PDF 588 KB

For action: To consider a business case proposing an increase in the allocation of the Housing and Growth Deal Capacity Fund for the support of Local Area Energy Planning in Oxfordshire.


Exempt information under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972

The Future Oxfordshire Partnership gives notice that it may decide by passing the necessary motion to hold all or part of the discussion of this item in private on the grounds that there would likely be disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest on disclosing the information.

Additional documents:


Dates of next meetings

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


·           Thursday 3 October 2024

·           Tuesday 26 November 2024

·           Tuesday 28 January 2025

·           Tuesday 18 March 2025

·           Tuesday 24 June 2025