Oxfordshire’s six local councils have agreed to work together to produce a Joint Statutory Spatial Plan (JSSP). The plan will look at the County’s growth in a co-ordinated, long term way and put an end to speculative development. It gives an opportunity to plan for the development we need across the whole canvas of the County rather than in a fragmented way through unsynchronised Local Plans.
It will be one of the first such plans to come forward across England, so the pressure is on to ensure it takes adequate account of our natural environment. The intention is to have the plan submitted by March 2020.
On Monday 24th September NNGO hosted an event to raise awareness of the JSSP and encourage our decision-makers to engage with local communities. Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Leader of Oxfordshire County Council, joined NNGO to discuss the JSSP and respond to questions from the audience.
Cllr Ian Hudspeth presentation can be viewed here: Cllr Ian Hudspeth presentation to NNGO Sept 18