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Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


Chair's Announcements


Minutes pdf icon PDF 403 KB

Minutes from 18 January 2022


Recommendation: That the minutes of the meeting held on 18 January 2022be APPROVED as a true and accurate record.



Work Plan and Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 307 KB

The Work Plan is driven to a very large extent by the Cabinet Forward Plan. The Scrutiny Committee agrees its priorities for items coming onto the Forward Plan, which then form part of its Work Plan.


The Committee is recommended to:


1.    Note the summary of the current status of the Forward Plan (to follow).

2.    Confirm its agreement to the current priorities and the Work Plan (both attached)


Additional documents:


Oxfordshire Plan 2050 pdf icon PDF 480 KB

This is a common report to each of the Oxfordshire local planning authorities which provides an update on the preparation of the Oxfordshire Plan, including a summary of the comments received during the recent consultation.

Once adopted, the Oxfordshire Plan will provide a high-level spatial framework to shape the future planning of the county up to 2050 and will sit alongside Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans.

The Committee is recommended to:

·       Note the summary results from the recent regulation 18 (part 2) consultation;

·       Note the revised scope of the Oxfordshire Plan, with clarification over its relationship to city and district Local Plans and supporting evidence base;

·       Note the next steps of the Oxfordshire Plan process; and

·       Recommend the adoption of the revised Statement of Community Involvement, subject to approval at the cabinets of the five Oxfordshire councils.

Additional documents:


Reports for approval

The Committee is asked to approve reports and recommendations on the following for submission to Cabinet:

·       Climate Emergency Review Group Update (to follow)

·       Procurement Update (to follow)

·       Budget Review Group Report (to follow)



Report back from Scrutiny Panel meetings

Since Scrutiny’s previous meeting, the following Panel has met:


·       Finance and Performance Panel


The Committee is asked to note the update from the Panel Chair.


Dates of future meetings

Scrutiny Committee


·       07 March

·       05 April


Standing Panels

Housing and Homelessness: 02 February, 04 April

Finance and Performance: 09 March

Companies: 24 March, 07 April


All meetings start at 6.00 pm.