The new homes will be a combination of one-, two- and three-bed flats set in adjacent three-storey apartment blocks, providing 14 social rent homes and a further 11 homes under a shared ownership scheme.
The development in Littlemore Park, just three miles south of Oxford city centre, will bring a total of 273 new affordable homes to the area, with 162 for shared ownership and 111 for social rent, with priority purchase options given to NHS key workers.
The consultation is a chance to see how the project has evolved since the design development consultation this summer and the initial consultation held in Autumn 2021.
The council activates its severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP) on every night that the Met Office forecasts freezing overnight temperatures weather for anyone experiencing rough sleeping.
The council has published that it can evidence only a 4.1-year supply for new homes versus the 5-year target set by the government of its local plan to carry full weight when planning applications come forward.
A new housing delivery strategy and action plan to help bring more genuinely affordable housing to the Vale of White Horse has been approved by its Cabinet Members.
Oxfordshire Council County is considering offering discounted key worker housing as an incentive to solve the staffing crisis in Oxfordshire’s social care sector.
Following a period of stock rationalisation by L&Q, Thrive Homes was identified as the best suited buyer for the housing portfolio in Cherwell, Chiltern, East Hertfordshire, South Northamptonshire, Hitchin, and Wycombe.
It comes after the Planning Inspectorate found that calculations made by staff at the council had been overestimated by up to a quarter.
The initiative is being led by Oxfordshire Community Land Trust (OCLT), who are building eight apartments at Crofts Court.
It sets out the council’s intentions to provide more affordable and low-carbon homes, improve conditions for renters in all tenures and do more to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping.
Built using a zero-carbon construction method, which also delivers net-zero energy, Springfield Meadows is considered to be one of the UK’s most sustainable residential property development projects.