6pm-8pm, Thursday 23 March
Snow Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Oxford Brookes University, Headington Campus, London Road
Organised by Oxfordshire Community Land Trust and CPRE Oxfordshire
The publication of the Government’s long-awaited Housing White Paper provides an opportunity for the many groups and individuals with an interest in promoting affordable housing in Oxfordshire to come together to share responses and to jointly consider ways forward.
The White Paper itself contains a range of proposals which the government hopes will boost affordable housing supply. Consultation on some of these is open until May 2. But these are not the only possible initiatives and we hope that a discussion of the White Paper can spark wider debates and enable us to share information and co-ordinate activities.
With this in mind, Oxfordshire Community Land Trust and the Oxfordshire Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England is holding this informal discussion to consider:
a) If/how the White Paper addresses the need for permanently affordable housing?
b) What gaps/areas of concern are there?
c) What response should we feed back to government?
d) The opportunities that already exist to address the issue – in particular, the Community-Led Housing Fund
e) Other ideas for meeting the gaps
f) If/how we might work more closely together on these issues in the future.
The evening will start with very brief presentations on the purposes of the evening, the White Paper and the Community-Led Housing Fund, and will be followed by small group discussions focused on the key questions set out above. We would welcome suggestions for further questions and points for discussion.
This event is open to any organisation with an interest in delivering affordable housing in Oxfordshire. (If you wish to attend as an individual, ie not representing an organisation, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.
RSVP by Friday 17 March to:
(Please note that parking at the site is very restricted and we recommend you take advantage of the good public transport links. However, if you have mobility issues, please let us know.)