Government Consultations and Open Letters

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce actively identifies policy areas where we can ensure a meaningful Thames Valley business voice is placed at the heart of national and local decision-making. We focus on the key priorities outlined in our Business Manifesto and Local Chamber Policy Priority Statements.

Responses to national and local consultations 

Below is a list of live consultations and responses to national and local consultations, which are backed up with representation either directly by the Chamber, and our members, or the British Chambers of Commerce. You will also find a list of open letters which the Chamber has sent to Government and local authorities. Please click on the links to view each item.

Live Consultations

The Consultations below are currently being reviewed by the Chamber in preparation to submit a response. We welcome input from members and invite you to provide your own comments to help shape and develop these responses. Please contact the TVCC Policy Team.

Oxfordshire Plan 2050

Creating a vision for the OxCam Arc

Thames Valley Flood Scheme

Archived responses to national and local consultations

View TVCC’s archived responses to national and local consultations. 

Government Consultations

Download our responses to Consultations on the following topics:

Hendy Review: Union Connectivity Call for Evidence – 23rd December 2020

APPG Future of Aviation: Inquiry into the impacts of Covid-19 on British aviation, travel and tourism sectors and the UK economy – 20th November 2020

Government White Paper: Planning for the Future – 29th October 2020

Decarbonising Transport Setting the Challenge – Creating a Plan for Decarbonising Transport – 28th August 2020

Aviation 2050: The future of UK aviation – 13 June 2019

Local Consultations

Download our responses to Consultations on the following topics:

Wiltshire Local Plan – 9th March 2021

England’s Economic Heartland Draft Transport Strategy – 6th October 2020

Reading Transport Strategy 2036 – Consultation Response – 25th August 2020

Transport Strategy for the South East – Consultation Response – 7th January 2020

Bracknell Forest Council Local Plan Consultation & Jealott’s Hill – 12th December 2019

Redevelopment of Oxford Railway Station – 22nd November 2019

England’s Economic Heartland – Outline Transport Strategy Response – 30th October 2019 

Berkshire Local Industrial Strategy (BLIS): Framework document – 21 June 2019

Introducing the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 – Public Consultation – 25 March 2019

Letter of support for Bracknell Forest Council’s expression of interest to Future High Streets Fund (re. continued development of Bracknell Town Centre) – 8 March 2019

Heathrow Consultations

Download our responses to Consultations on the Expansion of Heathrow Airport: 

Heathrow Airport Expansion Consultation – 13 Sept 2019

Heathrow Airspace and Future Operations Consultation (Jan 2019) –  1 March 2019

Open Letters

Download our Open Letters on the following topics:

Letter to Chris Heaton-Harris Western Rail Link to Heathrow – 10th December 2020

Letter to Secretary of State for BEIS_CE Mark_Call for Update – 29th July 2020

Letter to Chris Heaton-Harris Southern Rail Access and Western Rail Link to Heathrow – 23rd July 2020