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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... More
    Opened 19 March 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... More
    Opened 25 March 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... More
    Opened 7 June 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... More
    Opened 22 June 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... More
    Opened 28 June 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... More
    Opened 30 June 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... More
    Opened 30 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... More
    Opened 1 July 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... More
    Opened 1 July 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. ... More
    Opened 5 July 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 • ... More
    Opened 12 July 2021
  • Public Consultation: Redevelopment of the former Northfield Hostel

    Public Consultation Redevelopment of the former Northfield Hostel (further information can be found at ) This consultation is being undertaken prior to the submission of a planning application, in order to provide local residents and... More
    Opened 29 July 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... More
    Opened 13 August 2021
  • Public Consultation: Regeneration of Underhill Circus

    Public Consultation Regeneration of Underhill Circus in Barton (further information can be found at This consultation is being undertaken prior to the submission of a planning application, in order to provide local residents, businesses and... More
    Opened 1 September 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... More
    Opened 22 September 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... More
    Opened 24 September 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... More
    Opened 15 November 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 19 November 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 19 November 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 22 November 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 22 November 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... More
    Opened 3 December 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 16 December 2021
  • 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... More
    Opened 18 February 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... More
    Opened 11 March 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... More
    Opened 14 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... More
    Opened 17 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... More
    Opened 29 June 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... More
    Opened 19 July 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... More
    Opened 26 July 2022
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