A panel of experts will shine a light on the future of Oxford next month in the latest UK Prop Social webinar.

Our Spotlight on Oxford event brings together planning and retail expertise with the leader of the county’s tourism service and our own Hugh Blaza, former managing partner of one of the UK’s most successful property law firms.

The full line up is:

  • Tom Bridgman – executive director of development for Oxford City Council
  • Jon Alsop – director of planning at Savills’ Oxford office
  • Hayley Beer-Gamage – chief executive of Experience Oxfordshire
  • James Andrews – partner of KLM Retail
  • Hugh Blaza, consultant, Hugh Blaza Consulting and contributor and presenter for UK Property Forums

Spotlight on Oxford will consider:

  • Key development sites and the future strategy for development across the city
  • Discussions around re-purposing the Oxford city centre
  • Whether Oxford should become a 15-minute city
  • Issues Oxford needs to grapple with in order to meet the net zero carbon challenge

Mr Blaza said: “Having lived and worked in Oxford all my life, I’ve been very excited by the new prospects for my city’s future.

“UK Property Forums has given me the chance to talk to the key individuals who are investing so much in its future and to express my views. Our webinar on December 10 will give us a unique – and hopefully just the first – opportunity to share news and encourage a lively discussion of what the future holds in store.”

The webinar follows up discussions prompted by articles in Thames Tap.  On July 10 Hugh Blaza expanded on the debate over what should happen to the former Boswells store and, on July 30, asked if residential is on the city centre agenda.

Some central stakeholders including Mr Bridgman, featured in our November 4 report, explaining the thoughts of those in key city centre positions and on November 16 we looked at housing across the county.

Now we can bring it all together for a free event on Thursday, December 10 at 11.30am.

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