Oxford United FC has been told that “a plan B is critical” over its 2026 stadium deadline despite Oxfordshire County Council agreeing to progress talks.
Any final decision regarding leasing of the land will be taken in public by a future cabinet meeting based on whether the council’s objectives have been met.
Recommendations will be made to the cabinet that officers should be authorised to start negotiations on outline legal and commercial terms to lease land to develop Oxford United FC’s new football stadium.
Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet is set to discuss whether to progress plans for the club’s move to a site at Frieze Way (the triangular parcel, south of Kidlington roundabout) at its 24 January meeting.
This week’s meeting of the full council saw Councillor Calum Miller (Lib Dem, Otmoor), the county’s cabinet member for finance, face two very different questions on the proposals in quick succession.
Oxfordshire County Council has proposed a new site for Oxford United Football Club (OUFC) to develp its new stadium. The alternative site is located south of Kidlington roundabout, west of Banbury Road and east of Frieze Way.