Government Consultations and Open Letters

Government Consultations and Open Letters

We work hard to actively identify 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. 


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 Policy Team.

Local Transport and Connectivity Plan – Oxfordshire – 16th March 2022

The Local Plan for Buckinghamshire – 11th February 2022 

Great British Railways Strategic Plan – 4th February 2022

Wokingham Borough Local Plan: Revised Growth Strategy – 24th January 2022

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

 


Local Consultations

Download our responses to Consultations on the following topics:

Oxfordshire Plan 2050 Consultation Response – 7th October 2021

Swindon Local Plan Review 2036 Revised Proposed Submission – 5th October 2021

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

 


Open Letters

Download our Open Letters on the following topics:

Windsor Debates ‘Building back better: Strengthening digital and physical infrastructure’ report of key findings to Alok Sharma, President of COP26 – 8th October 2021

Windsor Debates ‘Building back better: Strengthening digital and physical infrastructure’ report of key findings to Shevaun Haviland, Director General, BCC – 8th October 2021

Announcement of extension of CE Marking easement – BCC reaction – 24th August 2021 following TVCC’s Letter to Secretary of State for BEIS_CE Mark_Call for Update – 29th July 2020

Letter to Chris Heaton-Harris, Western Rail Link to Heathrow – 6th August 2021; Response from Chris Heaton-Harris, Western Rail Link to Heathrow – 13th August 2021 

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

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