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Oxford Growth Strategy

Client Oxford City Council
Turley office London
Status Complete
LPA Oxford City Council

Planning strategy for sustainable growth

Our role

  • We worked with the council as a strategic planning advisor to assess spatial development options for meeting the housing needs of the city.
  • Undertook technical assessments at a city-scale to understand policy, environmental, historic and land use considerations in accommodating growth. We worked with the council to review their Green Belt Assessment.
  • The identification, appraisal and recommendation for preferred housing growth locations.
  • We subsequently represented the council at adjacent Local Plan EiPs.

Results

  • Our work helped to inform the spatial thinking of the Oxfordshire Growth Board and a memorandum of understanding on meeting unmet housing needs in the county.
  • Preferred growth locations to the north and south of Oxford were taken forward by the Growth Board.

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