Oxford West End and Osney Mead SPD
The City Council is producing a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to set a framework for future developments in the West End and Osney Mead area of Oxford. Proposals for the regeneration of the West End and Osney Mead present an exciting once in a generation opportunity to bring transformational benefits to this location. The SPD will provide a spatial framework to make sure that the opportunities to achieve the vision are achieved, even though there are a variety of different development sites and landowners within the area.
Proposals are progressing at differing rates for key sites in the area, such as Oxpens and Oxford Station, by individual landowners. Separate public engagement exercises will also be taking place starting later this year for proposals on individual sites such as Oxpens, the Island Site and the Station. The purpose of the SPD will be to provide an overarching framework, helping to co-ordinate public realm improvements, infrastructure and design across the area.
In the Issues and Scope document we set out a vision for the area to transform it into a globally recognised Innovation District and vibrant mixed use area including new homes, and we go on to set out our initial thoughts on what we should include in the SPD in order to best guide development in the area, which gives an impression of what we think the content and structure of the SPD will include.
We have also produced a Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening and Scoping Report, which is a regulatory requirement. If you have any comments on this document please email them to [email protected].
Between March and April this year we carried out a consultation exercise, inviting comments on the Issues document and on the area as a whole. At the same time we made use of interactive maps as a further means of getting views on the vision of the SPD, in a way that could be tied to identifiable areas as specifically as possible. The responses we received through the online consultation portal, the interactive maps and other means such as email, have been collated and summarised in a report that is now available to view.
If you have difficulty accessing any of these documents please email us on [email protected] or call the Planning Policy team on 01865 252847.