Neighbourhood and Community Plans in Oxford

We are aware of the following groups who are developing, or considering developing, a Neighbourhood Plan (NP) or Community Plan (CP) in Oxford:

 

Group/Area

Status

Type of Plan

Wolvercote

Application for area designation was approved by the City Council in July 2013. Formal designation of the Neighbourhood Forum was given in January 2014.  A working group is compiling a draft document with vision, principles and policies to develop into a NP. During the summer of 2014 most activity involved discussions about local large planing applications and the preparation of a full NP was on hold. Work on creating a NP restarted in late 2014, with the intent of creating a simpler plan with general planning policies. This continued throughout  2015.

NP

Headington

Application for area designation was approved by the City Council in May 2014. Formal designation of the Forum was obtained in September 2014. A project manager was appointed, who is driving forward the preparation of the plan. Details were generated by a number of working groups (housing, traffic, identity, built environment etc). The first AGM of the Forum was held in October 2014. During the first half of 2015 a draft plan was written which went out over the summer for public consultation. The aim is that referendum will be held in 2016. The first AGM was held on Friday 2 October 2015. A draft plan went to the City Council in December 2015. It will shortly be published for statutory consultation.

CP and NP

Summertown / St Margaret's

Application for area designation was approved by the City Council in July 2013. Formal designation of the Neighbourhood Forum was given in January 2014.  Work on creating a neighbourhood plan had stalled as the group concentrated on creating a development brief, with City Planners, for the Ewert House/Diamond Place development. Work on the NP recommenced in late 2014 through a number of working groups.A project manager was appointed in spring of 2015 to drive the work forward. The AGM was held on 2 November. The next Forum meeting is on 17 March 2016. Consultation underway on policy ideas, spring 2016.

NP

Jericho

The Jericho Wharf Trust has taken the lead in considering the need for a Neighbourhood Planning framework for Jericho. The Trust led on this initiative because the key objective was to secure the future of the Canal boatyard site as a community asset. They have been instrumental in persuading the City Authority to create a Supplemental Planning Document for this site. This has avoided the need for a NP for this key objective. In due course the communities of Jericho will consider whether there are secondary priorities which would benefit from a NP.

 

East Oxford

Investigations taken place into a possible NP/CP for East Oxford following Councillor led discussions at East Area Forums in early 2014. Unlikely to proceed because case not clear.

 

Cutteslowe

Oxford City Council supporting the  development of a community plan. 

CP

Risinghurst

Oxford City Council supporting the  development of a community plan. 

CP

West Oxford Matters

Understood to have had some discussions about CP and NP but not so far decided whether to proceed further.

tbd

Littlemore

City Council developing a Community Plan.

CP

Rose Hill

Draft Regeneration Plan issued May 2013, produced by Rose Hill Regeneration Partnership

CP

 

If you wish to contact any of these groups, or are interested in finding out more about the training offered by Oxford City Council, please email here

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The City Council has published guidance for groups interested in creating a Neighbourhood Plan. See their website

February 2016

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