Forthcoming SPDs

Oxford West End and Osney Mead SPD

Early public engagement exercise

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.  This consultation exercise is a chance to shape the SPD before any guidance is set.

This work is still in the early stages. We have produced a scoping and vision document with a variety of ways to comment. The consultation is open until 30 April 2021.

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.

Consultation Material and Supporting Documents

Issues and Scope document

In this 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.

Consultation Questionnaire

You do not have to complete all the questions in the questionnaire. A few questions require reference to the Issues and Scope document above, but most do not.

Consultation Jamboards

On this link you will find interactive maps where you write short post-it note comments to explain how you use the area, what you like or don’t like about it currently and parts you would like to see change. The first sheet explains how to use these maps and the next sheets show maps and give the opportunity to use post-it notes to make comments placed on a particular point. We will frequently record these comments to keep the boards tidy, so do be aware that your comments will disappear but they will have been recorded. These comments can be made anonymously.

In addition to the above consultation materials 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].

If you have difficulty accessing any of these documents please email us on the address above or call the Planning Policy team on 01865 252847.