Our Expertise

OPT has been described as ‘punching about its weight’. It has a strong reputation and voice on planning matters at a local and national level.

The OPT team has years of experience and professional accreditations within the fields of history, heritage and architecture. 

Headed up by OPT Director Debbie Dance OBE, MSc, FRICS, IHBC, RSA,

Supported by Laura Warden BA (Hons), MSc, MRTPI 

and Shona Carr BA (Hons), MSc

What do we look at?

OPT is currently developing a Planning Strategy which outlines our interests in the landscape setting and views of Oxford, the public domain & green spaces within the city, the historic environment and sustainability.  We have a strong reputation for our professional and forward approach and work hard to uphold this and to add value with our comments and views to ensure that the Oxford of the future is one of which we can all be proud.

How do we keep in touch with changes?

We receive details of all planning and listed building applications for the District and City, and County Councils. We have a strong network of connections at a national, city wide and local level keeping us aware of issues and helping us to protect and enhance Oxford’s character.

OPT Awards

We are always on the lookout for future OPT Award projects – see past winners HERE