Dick Wolff published Get involved in the City's Local Plan Review in Members blog 2016-07-22 10:04:32 +0100
A process has begun for reviewing Oxford City Council's Local Plan : bringing a number of planning documents (Core Strategy, Sites & Housing Plan, various Area Action Plans etc) into one document. By August next year the responses will have been whittled down to a 'preferred options' document, so the initial open-ended consultation which runs till August 5th is the main opportunity to highlight things that are outdated or not working from the existing policies and insert new ideas. It is hoped that the final policy document will be signed off by the Inspectorate in 2019, and from that point all planning approvals will have to be in accordance with that policy.Read more
Dick Wolff, councillor for St. Mary's
Dick has lived in Oxford since 1995, is 64 years old and has two adult children. His wife is a retired primary school teacher. After a career as a graduate mining engineer and a year as a youth worker in inner-city Liverpool, Dick read theology at Mansfield College and was ordained as a United Reformed Church minister in 1981. For ten years he served as a church 'ambassador' in the world of industry and the local economy, working from Coventry Cathedral; he currrently serves churches in Risinghurst and Cowley. Elected a city councillor in 2010, Dick is a member of the County's Advisory Committee on Religious Education. A keen musician, he leads a local ceilidh band and folk group.