OXFORD is facing calls from its neighbours to completely review plans for development and find more space for housing within the city limits.
Vale of White Horse District Council said Oxford City Council needed to carry out the review and “try harder to meet its own needs” before asking other parts of Oxfordshire to build more homes for city workers.
It comes after a major report claimed last year that the county would need 100,000 more homes by 2031.
Oxford’s need alone is estimated to be up to 31,000 and the city council has said it can only find space for 10,000.
This week, Vale of the White Horse District Council called on the city council to reviews its Core Strategy, a blueprint for where building can take place in Oxford.
Vale council leader Matthew Barber said: “This requires a fresh look at all potential housing land within the city boundaries and a review of policies that are out of date and which are now stopping reasonable developments from proceeding.”
Oxford’s Core Strategy was adopted in 2011 and its neighbours have argued it is out of date. But city council leader Bob Price said: “The council’s Core Strategy was approved by the Secretary of State in 2011 and an independent planning inspector at the recent Northern Gateway public inquiry endorsed it as fully compliant and up to date.”