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  • Proposed update to Oxford City Council parks and open spaces byelaws

    Oxford City Council has a set of byelaws in place for its parks, nature areas and play facilities. These provide a set of rules around the use of these public spaces to ensure people behave in way which respects the enjoyment, wellbeing, and safety of others. Byelaws are also aimed to ensure the protection of habitats, wildlife, and the wider environment. Oxford City Council has not updated its parks and open spaces byelaws for over 25 years, and is now considering to: ... More
    Closes 8 April 2024
  • Empty homes

    Oxford City has a severe housing shortage for dwellings of all tenure; privately owned, rented, social and student accommodation. With few brownfield sites left within the city there is very little option to build new housing, including affordable housing. The Councils’ Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2023 makes a commitment to providing more homes, including bringing empty homes back into use. Nationally it was recognised by the government of the time that... More
    Closes 1 April 2024
  • Corporate Strategy 2024-28

    Our Corporate Strategy sets out our highest priority areas of work for the next four years. It includes commitments that we will deliver ourselves or in partnership, and where we can use our influence, to help us achieve them. When this strategy is finalised and agreed by your elected Councillors, we will prioritise time, money and resources to achieve these outcomes. This consultation is your opportunity to tell us whether these are the right issues and actions for us to focus on. We... More
    Closes 21 March 2024
  • Website Refresh

    Over recent weeks, we’ve carried out a range of work to improve our website, including: upgrading the look and structure of the site reducing the overall number of pages and documents making accessibility improvements Over the Christmas period, we asked our Residents’ Panel for their views on an earlier draft of the website, and their comments have fed into the changes we’ve made. We’re now looking for feedback from the wider public. There... More
    Closes today
  • Smoke Control Area Expansion

    Smoke Control Areas (SCAs) are designated areas of the city of Oxford where it is currently an offence: to emit smoke from a chimney of a building, from a chimney serving the furnace of any fixed boiler or industrial plant; for anyone to sell by retail, unauthorised fuel within the area covered by the SCA. There are currently 23 SCAs in the city of Oxford, declared during the period 1958-1986. These currently cover around 48% of the city. ... More
    Closed 31 January 2024
  • Budget Consultation 2024-25

    Every year, we spend around £100 million providing public services that you, your family and friends use every day. Oxford City Council wants to hear from you on its budget proposals for 2024-25. The financial environment for local authorities at the present remains challenging. Dividend returns from our wholly owned companies are reducing as higher interest rates and inflation harm their finances. Inflation is not expected to return to manageable levels for some time to come and mean... More
    Closed 31 January 2024
  • Appointment of a Hackney Carriage stand - JR Hospital

    Appointment of a Hackney Carriage Stand Section 63 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Oxford City Council hereby gives notice that it intends to locate a new Hackney Carriage rank at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford under the provisions of the above statute. Location:- John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Oxford – 3.6 metres from the outside of the entrance to the Children’s Hospital, West Wing, for a distance of 13 metres northwards, to... More
    Closed 11 January 2024
  • Oxford Local Plan 2040 Submission Draft (Regulation 19) Consultation

    The City Council is carrying out a Proposed Submission Draft (Regulation 19) Consultation on the Oxford Local Plan 2040. The Local Plan is important because it will shape how Oxford develops. It will set out how we want our city to look and feel; it will guide new developments and people’s quality of life; it will deliver the new homes, businesses, jobs, shops and infrastructure needed to support the growth of Oxford over the next 20 years; and it will be used in determining planning... More
    Closed 5 January 2024
  • Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Partial Charging Schedule Review

    Oxford City Council intends to submit a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Draft Charging Schedule for examination, under Section 212 of the Planning Act 2008 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011). In accordance with the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 (as amended), Oxford City Council has published the following documents for consultation: The CIL Partial Review Draft Charging Schedule Evidence to support the CIL Draft... More
    Closed 5 January 2024
  • Proposed variation to the current Hackney Carriage Vehicle emission standards

    The Licensing Authority at Oxford City Council are consulting on the current vehicle emissions standards for licensed Hackney Carriage Vehicles. The current emissions standards stipulates that all licensed Hackney Carriage Vehicles must meet the Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV) standard by 2025. More
    Closed 27 November 2023
  • Application for Variation (increase) of the current Hackney Carriage Tariffs

    An application has been made by the City of Oxford Licensed Taxi Association (COLTA) to vary the Hackney Carriage Table of Fares for Oxford City. The last variation (increase) to the table of fares for Hackney Carriage Vehicles in Oxford City was made in May 2021. The proposed variation can be compared across the existing table of far es and the proposed table of fares: EXISTING: PROPOSED: The full report... More
    Closed 22 November 2023
  • Potential options for replacement of Hinksey Park Splash

    The splash feature at Hinksey Park has come to the end of its life and has had to close. The costs to build a new one are likely to be significant and will be challenging in the current financial climate. However, we are looking at how we might be able to try to do this which includes exploring external funding opportunities and different delivery options. One of these options is to deliver a multi-use play space to provide year-round play opportunity, which we hope will... More
    Closed 10 November 2023
  • Residents’ Panel Communications Survey

    Welcome to the communications survey. Oxford City Council is carrying out a significant amount of work at the moment, and we think it’s important that we keep Oxford residents informed. The purpose of this survey is to improve the way we communicate with residents. The survey will ask you where you get your news from, where you’d like to get it from, and what you’d like to know more about. To thank you, and in recognition of your time, all members of the Residents’ Panel... More
    Closed 31 October 2023
  • Dog control Public Spaces Protection Order

    Oxford City Council are consulting on whether to vary, extend or remove a Public Spaces Protection Order in the city regarding the control of dogs. No restrictions apply to assistance dogs or where a person has a reasonable excuse. The current Dog Control PSPO makes it an offence: for a person to allow their dog to be in a children’s play park to be in control of more than four dogs to fail to clear up their dog mess to fail to put... More
    Closed 13 October 2023
  • Residential Enforcement Policies Consultation

    Regulation of the private rented sector in Oxford is important to ensure privately rented homes are safe and managed to a satisfactory standard. Such regulation uses a variety of legislation, whereby there is either a requirement for a local authority to have a written policy or where best practice suggests such policies are in place. These policies have been developed to assist the Council when making decisions concerning enforcement actions. These actions, if taken, can have a... More
    Closed 11 October 2023
  • Benefits/Council Tax Reduction Scheme Consultation

    The Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme provides help for Oxford residents on benefits or low incomes to pay their council tax. This help is provided as a reduction in the amount of Council Tax to pay. The reduction can be up to 100% of the Council Tax bill. Since the end of national council tax benefit (CTB) in April 2013, councils have been responsible for drawing up their own schemes of support. Oxford is one of a small number of councils who have not reduced the overall level of... More
    Closed 4 September 2023
  • New public greenspace and burial meadow

    After extensive searches for a suitable new burial site, Oxford City Council recently announced work is progressing to deliver a new public green space and tranquil burial meadow on land it owns off Oxford Rd towards Horspath. The new burial meadow is a 17-acre field of Council owned land off Oxford Road towards Horspath. The planned site is large enough to accommodate burial needs for about 40 years; all set within an attractive new landscape space featuring new... More
    Closed 23 July 2023
  • Residents' Panel Welcome Survey

    Thank you for joining the Oxford Residents’ Panel and welcome to your first survey in 2023. The purpose of this survey is to gather insight into what matters to you, our residents. This insight will help us plan on how we will run the Residents’ Panel including how we design the surveys , gather responses , share feedback, and so on. To thank you, and in recognition of your time, all members of the Residents’ Panel have been entered into quarterly prize draws to win... More
    Closed 29 June 2023
  • Oxford Local Plan 2040 Reg 18 Part 2 Consultation

    Oxford City Council has been seeking views on the latest stage of the Oxford Local Plan 2040. Part A of this consultation was carried out for 6 weeks in October 2022 to November 2022 and will act as the main process for collating Oxford's residents' responses to our Local Plan policy options. Now a s a Part B of this consultation, Oxford City Council is looking for views on our housing need statistics following the collapse of the Oxfordshire Plan 2050. The responses from... More
    Closed 27 March 2023
  • Budget Consultation 2023-24

    Every year, we spend around £100 million providing public services that you, your family and friends use every day. Oxford City Council wants to hear from you on its budget proposals for 2023-24. The Council’s finances continue to be impacted from the fallout from Covid. Car parking income continues to recover but is still less than pre-Covid levels as are town hall bookings and leisure centre attendances. Rental income from shops and offices we own show signs of... More
    Closed 31 January 2023
  • Your views on the proposed Street Trading Policy 2023

    We want to hear your views on our plans to update the Council’s Street Trading Policy. The Council’s Street Trading Policy sets out the legal framework for the management of street trading in Oxford and guides the Council as Licensing Authority when it considers applications for Street Trading Consents and the requirements that Consent holders must meet. The current Policy came into force in May 2020 and is due for its three year renewal. You can view the current... More
    Closed 13 January 2023
  • Your views on Oxford's Housing, Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy 2023-28

    We want to hear your views on our plans to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis in Oxford. Our draft Housing, Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy for Oxford 2023-28 sets out the Council’s plans and commitments to tackle the housing and homelessness crisis in the city. The strategy has been developed over the last year and is based on the findings of a comprehensive homelessness review and strategy evidence base that we carried out in spring 2021. We... More
    Closed 8 December 2022
  • Your Views on Housing Development Plans at Bertie Place

    Oxford City Council’s housing company aims to build 31 new homes on the Bertie Place recreation ground. We welcome your feedback and will carefully consider your comments and questions in further developing plans for the proposed housing development at Bertie Place. For more information on the proposed development please visit www.oxford.gov.uk/bertie-place . The current proposals and the frequently asked questions can also be found below. Please... More
    Closed 18 November 2022
  • (Full in-depth questions) Oxford Local Plan 2040 Preferred Options Consultation

    Oxford City Council is seeking views on the latest stage of the Oxford Local Plan 2040. A planning document required by law, the Local Plan 2040 will be used to inform all future planning applications, by setting out how and where new homes, jobs and community facilities will be delivered to make Oxford a better place to live, work and visit. The Local Plan 2040 is a step forward from the Local Plan 2036 (adopted by the Council in 2020). Local residents and other stakeholders... More
    Closed 14 November 2022
  • (Short questionnaire) Oxford Local Plan 2040 Preferred Options Consultation

    Oxford City Council is seeking views on the latest stage of the Oxford Local Plan 2040. A planning document required by law, the Local Plan 2040 will be used to inform all future planning applications, by setting out how and where new homes, jobs and community facilities will be delivered to make Oxford a better place to live, work and visit. The Local Plan 2040 is a step forward from the Local Plan 2036 (adopted by the Council in 2020). Local residents and... More
    Closed 14 November 2022
  • Covered Market Masterplan consultation

    Oxford City Council is seeking views from local people on a proposed ‘masterplan’ to update Oxford’s historic Covered Market for the 21st Century. These views will be used by the Council to refine the draft masterplan, which sets out proposals for a multi-million pound regeneration of the market to secure its long-term future. This includes a number of proposed new measures, including a new ‘public square’ in the heart of the market and a new... More
    Closed 23 October 2022
  • Oxpens River Bridge Consultation

    Oxford City Council would like to get your thoughts on plans for a new pedestrian and cycle footbridge to create a new link to enhance the wider walking and cycling network; improving accessibility for pedestrians and cyclists and reinforcing legibility. The bridge is proposed to be located at Grandpont Nature Park (south side) and Oxpens Meadow (north side) connecting from Osney Mead to the west to Oxford City Centre and the Oxford Train Station and beyond to the... More
    Closed 13 September 2022
  • Appointment of a Hackney Carriage Stand on Park End Street

    Public Notice Appointment of a Hackney Carriage Stand on Park End Street Section 63 Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 Oxford City Council hereby gives notice that it intends to locate a new Hackney Carriage rank on Park End Street, Oxford under the provisions of the above statute. Location:- Park End Street, Oxford - north side, on the main carriageway, from the eastern corner of 4 Park End Street for a distance of 20 metres eastwards, to accommodate 4... More
    Closed 1 September 2022
  • Covered Market Later Opening Public Consultation

    The retail environment is changing at a rapid pace. Oxford City Council is working to ensure our historic Covered Market keeps apace with these changes in order for the market to thrive well into the future. Plans are being discussed to extend the markets' opening hours into the evening. This will open the opportunity for the market to contribute to Oxford city centre’s night time economy, as well as provide an opportunity for those keen to shop after work. ... More
    Closed 23 August 2022
  • West End & Osney Mead Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation

    The City Council has prepared a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to set a framework for future developments in the West End and Osney Mead area of Oxford. The content has been informed by the feedback received from the consultation that took place in 2021, during which we set out our inital thoughts on the vision for the area. In this consultation we are asking for your views on the content on the SPD, which are: an overall vision for the West End and... More
    Closed 17 August 2022
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