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  • West End and Osney Mead Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) Consultation

    We would like to get your thoughts on how future developments in the West End and Osney Mead area of the city should be guided. We will use your comments as we develop the West End and Osney Mead Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). This questionnaire contains some general questions about how you feel about the area, some questions about the scope and vision of the SPD (which is set out in the supporting Issues and Scope document ) and some questions to find out... More
    Closed 30 April 2021
  • Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) Consultation

    The Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) sets out how and when we will involve different groups, organisations and our communities in the planning process. The document must be used when we prepare and consult on our planning policy documents, including our Local Plan, and explains how we will involve people when we assess and decide on planning applications for new development. More
    Closed 6 May 2021
  • Restrictions on lighting fires and barbeques and digging in Parks and Green Spaces

    Oxford City Council are consulting on whether to introduce restrictions on fire setting and digging, often for the purposes of recovering buried bottles, in some parks and green spaces in the city. The areas in question include Port Meadow, Burgess Field and Wolvercote Common, Angel and Greyhound Meadow, Rivermead Nature Park and South Park. If restrictions are introduced, b reaches may result in advice being given, a Fixed Penalty Notice of £100 or a prosecution in the... More
    Closed 28 June 2021
  • Public Consultation : Development of the Former Depot Site, Lanham Way, Littlemore

    Public Consultation Development (housing) of the former depot site at Lanham Way, Littlemore, OX4 4QG. This consultation is being undertaken prior to the submission of a planning application, a formal public consultation will also take place once a planning application has been submitted. Have your say We welcome your feedback and will carefully consider your comments and questions in further developing the design of the proposed housing development. Please complete this... More
    Closed 22 July 2021
  • Urban Forest Strategy

    Our urban forest is made up of all the trees and woody vegetation in our city and provides us with numerous benefits such as clean air, carbon storage, spaces for recreation and homes for our wildlife. This strategy seeks to set a direction for Oxford to protect and expand our urban forest to help tackle the climate and ecological emergencies that we face. This strategy is not just about city council trees and land it’s about all of the trees and land in the city. We want to celebrate... More
    Closed 26 July 2021
  • Your views on the vision and evidence for the new Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy

    We are in the process of developing a new Housing, Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy for Oxford that will come into place in 2022. As the very first step of this process, we have carried out a review of homelessness and created a wider evidence base that tells us all about the housing and homelessness situation in the city. You can find this document and a summary document below. The review and evidence base will inform the development of the draft strategy.... More
    Closed 2 August 2021
  • Communities Grants Review

    Oxford City Council is looking to improve its Community Grant funding system - and would like to learn from your experience. Please can you help us to understand: • Your experience of working with us on Grants • How Covid has impacted you and your organisation • Ways in which we can improve the grant funding process going forward • How application and monitoring can be easier and fit for purpose Your views, experience and what you’ve learned... More
    Closed 14 August 2021
  • Public Consultation: Redevelopment of the former Northfield Hostel

    Public Consultation Redevelopment of the former Northfield Hostel (further information can be found at http://www.oxford.gov.uk/northfieldhostel ) This consultation is being undertaken prior to the submission of a planning application, in order to provide local residents and businesses with an opportunity to comment on the draft proposals. There will be a further consultation that will take place as and when a planning application has been submitted. More
    Closed 20 August 2021
  • Planning Oxford's Future - What's important? (Oxford Local Plan 2040 questionnaire)

    This is an early opportunity to get involved in the development of the Oxford Local Plan 2040. The Local Plan can help tackle many of the issues that the city faces, such as our environment, inequalities and climate change. It will set out where and how new development can happen. It will look at what development is needed in the city and try to provide for that. At the same time it will try to keep hold of the things that make Oxford a special place, and see where things... More
    Closed 3 September 2021
  • Local Plan 2040 - Issues Paper Consultation (in-depth questions to use alongside Issues document)

    We are starting the process of producing the Oxford Local Plan 2040 with a public engagement exercise to help shape the direction of the Plan. We have prepared an Issues Paper setting out some of the key context and issues we have identified, which we think will need to be addressed over the Local Plan period. The Issues Paper is supported by a number of topic papers which explore the various topics in greater depth. We conclude with a proposed vision and objectives for the new Local Plan,... More
    Closed 3 September 2021
  • Help us shape the new Oxfordshire Air Quality Website

    In March 2021, the five local Authorities in Oxfordshire: Oxford City, Cherwell, West Oxfordshire, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse, together with Oxfordshire County Council were awarded a DEFRA air quality grant to develop an innovative air quality website for Oxfordshire. We want the new website to be used as an important tool to inform, communicate and raise awareness of air pollution to all visitors and residents across Oxfordshire. The new website will... More
    Closed 5 September 2021
  • Westlands Drive

    Oxford City Council (OCC), along with a professional team of consultants have been exploring proposals to provide a number of residential homes on Elizabeth Place. The objective is to provide new, high-quality, affordable housing in varying sizes and occupancies on the under-utilised site to help meet housing needs in Oxford. The purpose of this consultation is to share OCC’s initial proposals for the development of Elizabeth Place and to seek comments from the community about the... More
    Closed 17 September 2021
  • Public Consultation: Regeneration of Underhill Circus

    Public Consultation Regeneration of Underhill Circus in Barton (further information can be found at http://www.oxford.gov.uk/underhillcircus) This consultation is being undertaken prior to the submission of a planning application, in order to provide local residents, businesses and community groups with an opportunity to comment on the draft proposals. There will be a further consultation that will take place as and when a planning application has been submitted. More
    Closed 1 October 2021
  • Statement of Gambling Policy 2022-2025

    The Licensing Authority are required under the Gambling Act 2005 to review and publish a Statement of Gambling Policy every 3 years. The new policy is due to come in to force on 31st January 2022. We are seeking your views on this draft policy before it is approved by the Licensing and Gambling Act Committee. More
    Closed 15 October 2021
  • Broad Meadow - Summer 2021

    From 1 July 2021 until the end of September, the western part of Broad Street has been transformed into "Broad Meadow" - a new outdoor space containing wildflower meadows, lawns and seating. The main purpose of Broad Meadow is to promote the safe use of the city centre over the summer, to support Oxford’s economic recovery and to inform the development of longer-term options for creating better civic spaces on Broad Street and in other parts of the city in the future. Broad Meadow... More
    Closed 29 October 2021
  • Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2022/23 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 17 November 2021
  • Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment

    The Council is obliged to determine and publish a Statement of Licensing Policy to keep it under review and to republish it at least every five years. The current statment of Licensing Policy was republished in Feburary 2021. Since this date, the Licensing Authority has carried out a further comprehensive and considered review, taking the pandemic and its effects into account, and also gathering new data, evidence and input from relevant authorities to consider a new Cumulative Impact... More
    Closed 27 December 2021
  • Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Policy

    The Council has reviewed its Policy on the Relevance of Warnings, Offences, Cautions and Convictions for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing. The policy contains information about legal requirements, government guidance, Council policy, procedures and standards. It has been produced pursuant to the powers conferred by the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, the Town Police Clauses Acts 1847 and 1889, the Public Health Act 1875 and the Local Government Act 1972... More
    Closed 14 January 2022
  • Oxford City Centre Action Plan Consultation Draft

    Thank you for taking time to comment on the Consultation Draft of this Oxford City Centre Action Plan. You can find the Action Plan document at the bottom of this page under the heading ‘Related.’ It has been drawn together by Oxford City Council on behalf of all the city’s stakeholders, and is intended to guide policy and actions by all those responsible from now until 2030. This consultation will be supported by a number of workshops with details announced as dates are... More
    Closed 19 January 2022
  • Oxford Heritage Asset Register Public Consultation

    Oxford City Council has worked with Historic England, Oxford Preservation Trust and local communities to develop the Oxford Heritage Asset Register (OHAR). The Heritage Asset Register identifies what is significant about local features in the historic environment and highlights their aesthetic, communal, architectural, archaeological and historical contribution to Oxford. This is a means of identifying local value and significance within Oxford that have not otherwise been... More
    Closed 26 January 2022
  • Budget Consultation 2022-23

    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 2022-23. The last 18 months have proved a financial challenge for our residents and businesses and also the Council’s finances. We have been impacted by both additional costs associated with responding to the pandemic and a very significant reduction in income from car parks, town hall... More
    Closed 31 January 2022
  • Oxford's Economic Strategy Consultation Survey

    We are seeking your views to develop Oxford’s Economic Strategy and Delivery Plan. Oxford’s Draft Economic Strategy outlines Oxford City Council and Oxford Economic Growth Board partners’ proposed approach to economic development. It proposes a shared commitment to deliver existing development projects and new initiatives in ways which support the transition to an inclusive, global, zero carbon economy. These three themes each contain a set of ‘Guiding Principles’, to be... More
    Closed 31 January 2022
  • Parks and Green Spaces Survey

    The COVID-19 lockdowns have changed our relationship with green spaces. Going outside to our parks and green spaces – even when it was just for one hour a day – has been essential for so many people, highlighting their value and introducing more people to their benefits. We are keen to hear the views of Oxford residents, workers, students and visitors on Oxford’s parks and green spaces as part of a satisfaction survey. If you would like to comment on more than one green... More
    Closed 31 March 2022
  • Oxford Central (City and University) Conservation Area: Management Plan and Design Advice Consultation

    The City Council is currently seeking to undertake a Conservation Appraisal for its Central Conservation Area. The National Planning Policy framework requires authorities to have a ‘positive strategy for the conservation and enjoyment of the historic environment.’ A conservation area appraisal outlines the history of an area and identifies and explains what makes it special, including its landscape, history, architecture and townscape. The first stage of the project went out to... More
    Closed 1 April 2022
  • Asset Management Strategy

    Property assets are an important resource in delivering efficient and effective services to our communities. But ownership, occupation and operation of property assets are not an end in itself and each asset class should have a clear rationale and purpose. The Council is clear that operational, social and commercial investment property assets should pay their way and make a positive contribution either to direct service delivery or to other socio-economic objectives of the Council, over... More
    Closed 10 April 2022
  • Cave Street Standingford House Redevelopment Survey

    Oxford City Council would like to invite you to view the proposals for a new building to replace Standingford House, Cave Street. The redevelopment of this site will provide a new modern, flexible, accessible and energy-efficient office space, alongside new tree planting and other landscaping. The building will include space at affordable rates to provide start-up business space for Oxford’s entrepreneurs. The proposals are at the pre-application stage. We wish to share the latest... More
    Closed 28 May 2022
  • Oxford Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy (OxEVIS) Consultation

    The Council has created a strategy that sets out the proposed electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure Oxford will need between now and 2040, to enable those dependent on car use who live, work and visit the city to switch to electric vehicles. in time for the Government’s announcement to stop sales of new petrol or diesel cars and vans by 2030. at a pace that enables Oxford to achieve its zero carbon target by 2040. in a... More
    Closed 30 June 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
  • 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
  • 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
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