Strategies and Policies

Financial Regulations These Regulations are made by the Council of the University of Oxford in accordance with its statutory responsibilities for the proper control of University finances


Standing Orders for Functional Buildings and Sites
Standing Orders

These Standing Orders are issued by the Buildings and Estates Sub-committee (BESC) of Council’s Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) and replace the Estates Regulations published on 15 October 2009 (and subsequently amended on 29 April 2010 and 24 June 2010 (date of effect 1 July 2010).

Approved by BESC on 14 March 2013 (immediate effect, except amendments to section 6 and appendices which come into effect on 1 August 2013) and amended on 25 April 2013 (date of effect 1 May 2013), 23 May 2013, 24 July 2013 (date of effect 1 August 2013), 17 October 2013, 26 June 2014, 19 March 2015 and 15 October 2015. 


Guide to the Estates Standing Orders (619kb)


Strategy Documents

Philosophy Documents

Construction Design Management Regulations

Electrical safety code of practice

Minor works conditions

Estate Strategy 2013 - 18

Biodiversity Strategy (1,409kb)

Carbon Management Strategy (1,526kb)

Water Management Strategy January 2011 (544kb)

Waste Management Strategy (1,777kb)

Sustainable Procurement Strategy 2013 - 2017 (137kb)

Sustainable Transport Strategy 2013-18 (1,341kb)


Policy & procedure Documents

Oxford University Fairtrade Progress Report and Action Plan (824kb)

Estates Services Crisis Management Framework (CMF) (289kb)

Asbestos Policy (113kb)

Data Quality Policy - Estates Services 2017 (217kb)

Environmental Sustainability Policy 2016 (644kb)

The  policy was agreed by the Sustainable Steering Group on November 2018. A signed copy will be available here from December.

Sustainable Food Policy 2017 (93kb)  

Sustainable Purchasing Policy (82kb)

Procedure for taking leased space into the functional estate (271kb)

Process for taking leased space into the functional estate time line (305kb)  

Policy for Third Party Occupation of Functional Space (576kb)  

Estates Services - Library Operating Procedure 2017 (176kb)  

Estates Services CAD Standards v0.1 (811kb)


Planning Documents
Planning Procedure - September 2018 (1,201kb)


Data Privacy
Estates Services Crisis Management Framework (CMF) (289kb)

Environmental Sustainability Reports

Environmental Sustainability Review 2018 will be available from January 2018

Environmental Sustainability Review 2017 (410kb)
Environmental Sustainability Reports 2016 (6,690kb)
Environmental Sustainability Report 2015 (635kb)  
Environmental Sustainability Report 2012/13 (933kb)  
Environmental Sustainability Report 2011/12 (1,559kb)