Decision details

Consideration of the Oxford to Cambridge ARC Principles

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek agreement of the establishment of a new county wide environment advisory group (as part of the Oxfordshire Growth Board governance) and to agree the Oxfordshire – Cambridge ARC environmental principles


Reason for urgency: A decision is required prior to the next scheduled Executive meeting in June to ensure no delay in progressing the work and all other authorities in Oxfordshire are taking similar decisions in April. The decision is key due to the community impact and the Chairman of the Overview & Scrutiny Committee has been notified accordingly




(1)          That the opportunity for partnership activity for climate action be recognised.


(2)          That the establishment of an Environmental Advisory Group of the Oxfordshire Growth Board be supported.


(3)          That the shared principles for protecting, restoring and enhancing the environment in the Oxford to Cambridge Arc be endorsed.


(4)          That the progress concerning the development of a Local Nature Partnership for Oxfordshire be noted.


Reason Key: Significant Effect on communities in two or more wards;

Corporate Priorities : Supporting Environmental Sustainability;

Reason No Public Access: No

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Contact: Jason Russell, Corporate Director Communities Email:

Report author: Jason Russell

Publication date: 07/04/2021

Date of decision: 06/04/2021

Decided at meeting: 06/04/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 13/04/2021

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