Oxford City Council is set to agree on the next steps for the delivery of a major development including nearly 3,000 new homes in an urban extension to the south of Oxford.
The council is considering potential changes to the working-age council tax reduction (CTR) scheme in 2022/23, and a public consultation is a necessary step in this process.
Leaders of South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils, Councillors Sue Cooper and Emily Smith, have issued a joint statement to mark World Homelessness Day on 10 October.
The 36 flats will include 15 council homes to be let at social rent, three homes at affordable rent and eight homes to be sold on a shared ownership basis.
The investment into the fund will help to provide up to an additional 25 supported living homes for adults in Oxfordshire with care and support needs.
The council is considering potential changes to its council tax reduction (CTR) scheme for working age people in 2022/23, and a consultation is a necessary step in this process.
The new strategy aims to set out expectations of social housing providers in the district and promote the delivery of more affordable homes at social rent levels and with secure tenancies.
In Oxford, 355 people were housed under the ‘everyone in’ initiative at the outbreak of the pandemic, and the council is focused on them into more sustainable housing.
The council intends to build 51 flats at the disused Northfield Hostel site off Sandy Lane which closed in 2014 and ten houses on the adjacent sports field.
Oxford residents who want to have their say on priorities for a new housing, homelessness and rough sleeping strategy have until 02 August to take part in public consultation.
The second phase of houses at the The Steeples, on Stevenson Crescent will provide a further 48 much-needed homes for those looking to live in the area.