Decision details

Decision details

Draft Diamond Place Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Decision Maker: City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019), Executive Director (Development)

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Head of City Development submitted a report (previously circulated, now appended) which detailed the draft Diamond Place Supplementary Planning Document for public consultation


Cllr Fooks expressed the concerns of the North Oxford Association (NOA) who had missed the last consultation workshop. NOA would prefer to retain their current building rather than get a new one as it is not very old and it serves the community well.


Cllr Fooks made the following points:

·         A new multi-use health centre with x-rays, bloods, physiotherapy facilities would be great.

·         That in future, officers notify people that are directly affected about the proposal before it goes public.

·         That the proposal of Summerfield school releasing some of their playing site for new houses be consider as part of the plan.

Cllr Price, Board member for Corporate Strategy, Economic Development and Planning explained that the NOA building was an inefficient use of space, and this draft plan merely offered an opportunity to use the space better.

Joint leisure, community and health area.


The plan had assumed the availability of the potential housing development site which is why the path to the site was mentioned in the report.


The City Executive Board resolved to:

1. APPROVE the Draft Supplementary Planning Document for public consultation


2. ENDORSE the accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening Report


3. AUTHORISE the Head of City Development to make any necessary editorial corrections to the document prior to publication in consultation with the Board Member


Report author: Sarah Harrison

Publication date: 17/02/2015

Date of decision: 12/02/2015

Decided at meeting: 12/02/2015 - City Executive Board (became Cabinet on 13 May 2019)

Effective from: 20/02/2015

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