More time to join conversation over county’s future with Oxfordshire Open Thought

Jul 31, 2020

​People are being given more time to give their views on the county’s future as part of Oxfordshire Open Thought.

The website is an online platform for the public to have their say on how we shape our county as part of the Oxfordshire Plan 2050.

It is focussing on three main topics facing us as we look to the future: climate change; connectivity; and how we will live and work.

More than 100 submissions have already been received but we know there are lots more people keen to have their voices heard.

We have therefore extended the cut-off date for submissions that will be used to help inform the next stage of the Oxfordshire Plan 2050.

People now have until Friday 14 August to submit their views via the online form at

We hope the extended period will help and encourage those who need more time to share their ideas with us.

The Plan team has begun processing the responses and a summary will be released in due course. Officers will analyse the responses to try to extract innovative and bold policy ideas for the Plan.

We will share these ideas on the Open Thought website to keep the conversation going.

And the site will continue to promote debate and discussion around the key topics of climate change, living and working, and connectivity in the future in Oxfordshire.

The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 is one of the commitments made by the six Oxfordshire authorities as part of the £215m Housing & Growth Deal, which will help deliver greatly needed new homes – including affordable and social housing, and infrastructure to the county while helping to tackle climate change.