Housing masterplan approved

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OXFORD’S housing masterplan for the next 13 years has been approved by a government inspector.

The sites and housing development plan document earmarks sites across Oxford as part of its commitment to building 8,000 homes by 2026.

It also includes policies on where student housing and houses of multiple occupation can go.

The plan, which has been declared sound by planning inspector Shelagh Bussey, will go before full council for final approval on Monday, February 18.

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10:04pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Andrew:Oxford says...

But have they been approved by the Oxfordshire branch of the CPRE*?

Failure to get the approval of this vocal group could add £000s to the price of every single home through delays and legal challenges.

*Campaign to Protect Retirement Expectations/Rural England (select as you interpret).
But have they been approved by the Oxfordshire branch of the CPRE*? Failure to get the approval of this vocal group could add £000s to the price of every single home through delays and legal challenges. *Campaign to Protect Retirement Expectations/Rural England (select as you interpret). Andrew:Oxford
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7:36am Thu 3 Jan 13

Christine Hovis says...

Take a trip to Cambridge. They are putting in lots of both city centre and sensible extensions to the edges of the city.
Take a trip to Cambridge. They are putting in lots of both city centre and sensible extensions to the edges of the city. Christine Hovis
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9:16am Thu 3 Jan 13

EMBOX2 says...

To be frank, we only need to move the students out of the city and into a "student village" which will free up thousands of houses for the rest of us (you know, the people who were born here?).
To be frank, we only need to move the students out of the city and into a "student village" which will free up thousands of houses for the rest of us (you know, the people who were born here?). EMBOX2
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9:49pm Thu 3 Jan 13

Andrew:Oxford says...

carfax cabby ox1 wrote:
8,000 homes by 2026??? that will not even cover those on the waiting list now. But wait for the fun to begin when at the end of the year we have millions of Bulgarian and Romanian "job seekers" invading us. All entitled to full UK benefits and council houses (they all know about the single mother scam), I think 8,000 new homes will be just a bit short of the mark.
1000s of empty houses in Hull...
[quote][p][bold]carfax cabby ox1[/bold] wrote: 8,000 homes by 2026??? that will not even cover those on the waiting list now. But wait for the fun to begin when at the end of the year we have millions of Bulgarian and Romanian "job seekers" invading us. All entitled to full UK benefits and council houses (they all know about the single mother scam), I think 8,000 new homes will be just a bit short of the mark.[/p][/quote]1000s of empty houses in Hull... Andrew:Oxford
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