The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 is a strategic planning framework for Oxfordshire, a county in South East England. The plan, which is set to be adopted in December 2024, will provide a policy framework for future local plans in each of the four districts and the City of Oxford.
The idea of the Oxfordshire Plan began in the early 2020s. The plan was initially known as the Oxfordshire Plan and was intended to provide a strategic planning framework for Oxfordshire up to 2050. It was set to outline housing, employment, and infrastructure needs for the county.
However, the plan faced some setbacks. Despite a commitment to adopt the plan by 2021, supported by £215 million of funding to help deliver more affordable housing and infrastructure improvements, the plan was not adopted as scheduled.
Despite these challenges, the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 is now back on track. The Future Oxfordshire Partnership (FOP), formerly the Oxfordshire Growth Board, is responsible for supporting the delivery of the Plan. The plan will be used by leading councils in the county to produce further Local Plans, detailing how housing and infrastructure will be delivered in the next 30 years.
The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 will be the first layer of policies in future development plans in the county, which will also include local plans and neighbourhood plans. This plan will set the framework for future growth and should be engaged with by anyone with an interest in land use and development up to 2050.
The strategic plan for 2022 – 2025 outlines nine priorities for the county. These include addressing the climate emergency, tackling inequalities, prioritising the health and wellbeing of residents, supporting carers and the social care system, investing in an inclusive, integrated, and sustainable transport network, and preserving and improving access to nature and green spaces.
In addition to the Oxfordshire Plan 2050, other key plans are still being prepared. These include the Local Plan updates, Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy, and Local Transport and Connectivity Plan. These plans highlight key areas where integration is necessary.
Mailing Address Of Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire County Council
Official Site – www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
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