Everyone can see that Oxfordshire is in the midst of a housing crisis. Oxford is the least affordable city in the UK with the average house costing 11 times more than average earnings. Oxfordshire needs over 100,000 new homes by 2031, and currently the county is not in a position to make this happen
Despite Labour controlling Oxford City Council we are limited by not being able to build outside of the city.
We have proposed building a major urban extension to Oxford south of Grenoble Road but so far proposals have been resisted by Tories in South Oxfordshire. In its 2017 County Council Manifesto, the Oxfordshire Labour County Group has said that under a Labour-controlled Council it will initiate a programme of building Affordable Rented or Shared Ownership Housing on land managed by the County alongside the residential housing it already owns, to be made available to key workers such as nurses, teachers and social care staff.
Labour are the only party in Oxford taking meaningful action to solve the housing crisis. We have a track record of finding creative solutions to difficult problems at the local level. We need to win more seats on the County Council to do the same. When Labour is in control of local authorities, housing problems are solved and things get done. Sign our petition and call on Tories across Oxfordshire to LET US BUILD.
SIGN OUR PETITION AND CALL ON THE TORIES TO START SOLVING OXFORDSHIRE'S HOUSING CRISIS
LET OXFORD CITY COUNCIL BUILD THE PROPOSED EXTENSION SOUTH OF GRENOBLE ROAD
SUPPORT LABOUR'S PROGRAMME TO BUILD AFFORDABLE RENTED OR SHARED OWNERSHIP HOUSING ON LAND MANAGED BY THE COUNTY
MAKE HOUSING AVAILABLE TO KEY WORKS SUCH AS NURSES, TEACHERS AND SOCIAL CARE STAFF.