Oxfordshire Environment Board (OxEB) was founded in 2018 as an alliance of local environmental organisations. We're working together to ensure a strong voice exists for Oxfordshire's environment. Member organisations agree to collaborate on significant issues impacting the natural environment.
Oxfordshire Growth Board Review
The Oxfordshire Growth Board brings together all our local authorities to consider Oxfordshire’s future development. It has recently been reviewing both its role and working practices.
The Oxfordshire Environment Board’s response calls for far greater priority to be given to environmental sustainability, and for the Growth Board to help create and drive ambition for Oxfordshire’s environment.
OxEB supports the need for:
Oxfordshire 2050 is a long-term development plan for the county being drawn up by all six of our local authorities. It will guide the amount, type and broad location of growth across Oxfordshire over the next three decades, and OxEB believes it is vital that protection and enhancement of the environment lies at its heart. You can read more about Oxfordshire 2050 proposals here.
OxEB responses to formal consultation on the Plan to date:
The Oxfordshire Local Transport & Connectivity Plan 5
OxEB has welcomed the topic paper on Green Infrastructure and its content, and strongly endorsed the role that transport and connectivity have to play in Oxfordshire’s Nature Recovery Network (NRN). Transport is also critical to facilitating people’s access to green space and countryside, which is vital for both our mental health and physical well-being, as the current pandemic has highlighted all too clearly. Assessment of gaps in provision should be an essential part of the LTCP5 evidence base and help inform decisions on future investment. Read our response here.
Oxford Cambridge Arc
The Government has identified the Oxford-Cambridge Arc as a national economic priority area. It is developing a Spatial Framework to plan for growth in the area to 2050 and beyond. This Framework will set national planning policy and national transport policy in Oxfordshire, as well as Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. At a strategic scale, this will coordinate and focus investment in the area and shape future local planning decisions on how land is used, how the environment is protected and enhanced, where and what type of new development happens and what infrastructure is provided.
The Oxfordshire Environment Board is concerned to ensure that the nature and climate emergencies are at the core of any proposals.
You can see our response to the consultation on the Vision for the Spatial Framework here.