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.
This comes as the reserved matters application (RMA) for the project’s residential development partner, The Hill Group, has been resolved to be approved by Oxford City Council’s planning committee.
The consented development on the south east edge of Marcham has outline planning permission for up to 90 new homes, 35% of which will be affordable housing.
While the tribunal accepted that the failure to obtain a licence was “by omission rather than deliberate”, it found that the cluster flats needed one and were, therefore, in breach of Oxford’s additional HMO licensing scheme.
The council is asking the public whether all working-age residents should pay up to £2 per week in council tax to help ease financial pressures.
Award-winning developer, Burrington Estates, has unveiled its latest collection of 10 prestigious new homes off Clifton Road in the Deddington area in Oxfordshire.
Located off Harefields, Cannon Court is a single L-shaped three-storey building with 11 council homes at social rent, three homes at affordable rent and 12 homes for shared ownership.
The council issued an apology for the wording of a monthly performance report that detailed how the housing team “has been looking at areas outside Cherwell” for homeless households.
All private rented homes in Oxford now need a licence in the City Council’s ‘selective licensing’ scheme that will be in force for five years.
Four new homes on the grounds of a historic house to the northwest of Reading scraped through the South Oxfordshire District Council planning process despite objections over their scale.