Community Employment Plans
Community Employment Plans (CEPs) aim to enable better access to job and training opportunities for local people.
Across Oxfordshire, there are multiple large-scale infrastructure projects being developed or planned. To maximise the benefits from the developments, we offer guidance and support to implement CEPs. These are led through the development of employer-led initiatives called Community Employment Plans (CEPs).
CEPs are employer-led initiatives which can form part of Section 106 planning obligations for significant developments. Each Local Planning Authority in Oxfordshire has their own Local Plan. We aim to support major developers and employers in creating their CEP alongside district Economic Development Leads.
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CEP outcomes are likely to include:
- Employment/training initiatives for all ages
- Best endeavours to maximise local labour
- School, college and university engagement initiatives
We have worked with a number of major employers to develop comprehensive CEPs. Over the next five years, these CEPs aspire to support:
Employment experiences for those furthest from the labour market
This document presents the background and evidence base for Community Employment Plans (CEPs) and the inclusion of planning policies relating to their use in the Local Plans for Oxfordshire. This paper is currently being updated and we aim to publish an updated paper in Summer 2023.
Information for Developers
We have produced a Developers Handbook to help explain the CEP process, which you can download below. If you would like to receive a printed copy of this handbook, or a CEP template, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Information for Employers
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