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The Oxfordshire Strategic Environmental Economic Investment Plan (SEEIP) provided direction on how investment in our environment would be delivered.
The SEEIP was one of a series of investment plans sitting under the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and helped us to deliver ambitions for economic growth in Oxfordshire up to 2030.
Working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford City Council, the county's district councils, Wild Oxfordshire and the Berkshire Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), the SEEIP made a compelling case for environmental investment in Oxfordshire.
Showing the importance of economic growth, development, health and well-being in the county, the SEEIP aimed to attract and coordinate funding from government, environmental stakeholders and businesses.
The priorities for the SEEIP were to:
- Growing the green economy in Oxfordshire, including: farming, forestry, low carbon energy, and environmental research and services
- Promoting and enabling access to Oxfordshire’s countryside, the River Thames and its tributaries, wildlife and heritage assets
- Improving management of land in the Thames River Basin catchment, reducing flood risk, enhancing water resources and promoting bio-diversity
- Improving the setting of new and existing development and heritage assets by investing in strategic green infrastructure - including public open spaces, habitats, sustainable drainage systems and walking and cycling connections
- Engaging people in their environment and encouraging more sustainable lifestyles
Some of what featured in the SEEIP fed into the Oxfordshire Energy Strategy, launched in November 2019.