Decision details

Broadband and Digital Infrastructure

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report reviews the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire Programme for Cherwell District Council to now consider extending its involvement in enabling further development locally through active involvement in the emerging Digital Infrastructure Delivery Partnership for Oxfordshire




(1)          That the success of the Better Broadband for Oxfordshire programme in exceeding the Government’s delivery target for ‘Superfast’ broadband availability in Cherwell and the continuing progress to extend full fibre and mobile coverage through existing resources be noted.


(2)          That the incorporation of the Oxfordshire Digital Infrastructure Strategy and Delivery Plan alongside the Memorandum of Understanding, recognising its important contribution to the delivery of the Housing and Growth Deal, the Cherwell Industrial Strategy and the Council’s other plans and policies, be supported.


(3)          That it be agreed to actively participate in the Oxfordshire Digital Infrastructure Partnership, through its proposed Board, by appointing a Councillor (supported by a senior officer) to represent the interests of the Council, with the councillor appointment delegated to the Director Law and Governance, in consultation with the Leader.

Corporate Priorities : Thriving Communities & Wellbeing;

Reason No Public Access: No

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Contact: Steven Newman, Senior Economic Growth Officer Email: Tel: 01295 221860.

Report author: Steven Newman

Publication date: 04/02/2020

Date of decision: 03/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 03/02/2020 - Executive

Effective from: 08/02/2020

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