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Projects

This section gives details of all projects, past and current, that have been commissioned or delivered by the Oxfordshire Growth Board. All relevant reports are also included here.

The projects are organised under larger programmes of work. Click on a programme to find out more about it and read details of their projects.

The Oxford to Cambridge Arc (the Arc) is a HM Government initiative that supports collaboration across the county areas of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. The Arc is a world leading economic area, containing some of the world’s greatest and most internationally recognisable centres of learning, alongside a network of cutting-edge science parks, research institutions and businesses. Realising the potential of the Arc should deliver more higher quality jobs for existing communities and future residents, as well as encouraging international investment and exports to benefit both local businesses and the national economy.

The Arc consists of working Groups made up of strategic leaders from Local Authorities, Local Enterprise Partnerships, Universities and Local Nature Partnerships, working collaboratively across geographical, political and thematic boundaries.

  • Status : In Progress

The Oxfordshire Infrastructure Strategy (OxIS) is an Oxfordshire Growth Board commissioned project involving all six Oxfordshire Local Authorities. Its purpose is to identify, map and prioritise Oxfordshire’s infrastructure requirements to 2040 and beyond.

As part of the Housing and Growth Deal agreed in 2018, there is a commitment to update OxIS. In particular, updating OxIS aligns to the requirements of the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 by providing an up-to-date infrastructure picture that complements the agreed growth trajectory and direction of the Plan, taking into account the latest policy and funding picture. Accordingly, through 2020/21 OxIS is being updated, with reports being provided to Growth Board meetings at key intervals.

  • Status : Completed

The original OxIS was approved by the Oxfordshire Growth Board in Autumn 2017.

The Oxfordshire Growth Board is looking to develop a Strategic Vision for Oxfordshire that sets out our ambition for the county and puts us on the right path for long-term change so that we can secure the best possible future for Oxfordshire's residents. The Vision will be used to help create an agreed set of long-term, strategic economic, infrastructure and environmental priorities designed to deliver the outcomes that local people want. This will help us create the kind of places that people want and ensure we are investing in the right way

To create an ambition-led Vision, we need to understand what we want to achieve or change and what strategic challenges will need to be addressed. At the end of 2020, the Growth Board undertook a public engagement exercise asking for public feedback on a Draft Strategic Vision for Oxfordshire. Following consideration of the responses received, a revised draft is due for Growth Board consideration on 22 March 2021.

The Oxfordshire Health Impact Assessment Toolkit was approved by the Oxfordshire Growth Board on 26 January 2021 for use by all six Oxfordshire Local Authorities.

Click 'read more' to learn about the project and access the Toolkit.

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