An independent voice

We are an active voice in planning in Oxford. We monitor all planning applications in the city and respond to relevant applications, ensuring that any new project or building is improving the public realm of Oxford and is sensitive to the city's identity. We seek to encourage good design and sustainable living and we advise local groups and stakeholders on planning issues using our extensive knowledge of Oxford. Our influence on Oxford through our planning vision is visible throughout the city.

Our Priorities

With increasing pressure on the City to expand upwards and outwards, we will:

  • Take a strategic approach to our responses, concentrating on areas where we have the expertise and can best make a difference.
  • Defend Oxford's views and landscape setting.
  • Encourage the enhancement of Oxford's built heritage.
  • Support good design and sustainable living.
  • Champion the importance of green space and access to the countryside.
  • Facilitate active travel, cycling and walking.