Business leaders earlier today (5 October) urged business counterparts from across the county to make their voices heard as the 10-week Oxfordshire Plan 2050 consultation began to draw to a close.
This morning, OxLEP hosted a special webinar: ‘Oxfordshire Plan 2050 – why the business voice needs to be heard’ which saw key Oxfordshire-based business representatives outline why it’s vital that the county’s business community engage with the Plan 2050 process.
The webinar follows a similar online panel discussion that took place this summer ahead of the Plan's consultation opening at the end of July.
The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 is one of the commitments made by the six Oxfordshire authorities as part of the £215m Housing and Growth Deal – it will trigger vital next steps for the county’s future across multiple key areas, particularly following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
5 October - watch again: OxLEP presents: 'The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 - why the business voice needs to be heard (webinar 2)'
In the lead-up to and during Plan 2050's consultation process, OxLEP have emphasised the critical role business must play in shaping the county's future plans.
For this event, host Howard Bentham was joined by Jayne Norris from Witney-based Edgars, Laura Elliot from The Oxford Playhouse, Sarah Haywood of Advanced Oxford and OxLEP's director of strategy and programmes, Ahmed Goga.
With the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 consultation period closing at the end of this week, OxLEP hopes the webinar will lead to an uptake in businesses of all sizes and sectors contributing to the consultation.