More than 200 people from Oxford have visited Oxford North’s public exhibition as Thomas White Oxford, on behalf of St John’s College, unveiled its proposals for a new urban district for Oxford.
Oxford North, is set to be a thriving and vibrant community with innovation and sustainability at its heart.
The public consultation process is seeking the views on Oxford North’s proposed plans before Thomas White Oxford applies for outline consent for the overall masterplan and detailed consent for the first phase of development.
The two consultation events took place on Monday 2 July and Wednesday 4 July at the Town Hall and Jury’s Inn respectively.
Julian Barwick, project chairman, Oxford North said: “It was heartening to see so many people visit our exhibitions, finding out more about the project and sharing their views. We listened and heard some useful insights; that is what consultations are for. Since the Area Action Plan was approved by the City Council in 2015, we have spent three years designing a new mixed-use community that will form a key part of Oxford’s future. But we continue to hear new views that will help us shape a development that will work for all of Oxford.”
Prior to the consultation, OxLEP chief executive Nigel Tipple said: “Through world-class assets – like the University of Oxford, Harwell Campus and Culham Science Centre – our county’s economy is already having significant global impact.
“The Oxford North development has major potential and can become another key asset of our economy, generating new jobs and offering a vibrant and innovative community that will embrace innovation.
“Working alongside partners, we will continue to champion our economic potential ensuring that we do so in a responsible and sensitive manner, developing an infrastructure to match.”
The public consultation closes on Sunday 22 July at 11pm.