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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 16:44

Oxfordshire's housing & population

If we are being asked to give up our precious and irreplaceable land, then evidencing the need is critical. This article takes a look at some of the statistics behind the headlines and asks 'Where will all the people come from?'

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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:47

Oxfordshire Housing & Growth Deal

Next month, District Councillors will be asked to sign off on a Deal that will change the future of Oxfordshire...  will they stand up for our rural county or set us on the path to becoming a London commuter hub?

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Friday, 24 November 2017 09:46

Budget Reaction

Challenging times for the Oxfordshire countryside....

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New CPRE report highlights development pressures in Cotswolds, Chilterns and North Wessex Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

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The Government has published a consultation on plans to change the way housing targets are calculated - read CPRE's initial thoughts.

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Thursday 23 March
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 provided an opportunity for the many groups and individuals with an interest in promoting affordable housing in Oxfordshire to come together to share responses and jointly to 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 our hope was that a discussion of the White Paper couild 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 brought together 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.

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West Oxfordshire District Council has commissioned a partial update of the 2014 SHMA as part of its Local Plan process. A public consultation will run until 26th August.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 07:56

Osney Mead site must focus on housing

CPRE believes this central Oxford brownfield site must prioritise housing over more job creation.

Consultation extended until 29 July.

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Monday, 25 April 2016 20:05

How densely should we build?

With land under pressure, increasing the density of housing is one obvious solution, and it doesn't have to mean cramped surroundings...  

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A new campaign is launched today - ‘Need not Greed Oxon’ (Planning for real Need not speculator Greed in Oxfordshire) by a coalition of 15 local organisations from across the county.

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