Have say on West Oxfordshire housing proposals

First published in News

RESIDENTS are being asked FOR their views on the latest draft of West Oxfordshire District Council's core strategy.

The document is a blueprint for where 5,500 homes, including 1,900 in Witney and 1,800 in Carterton, could be built by 2029.

Public consultation began this week and runs until December 19.

Roadshows with details of the proposals will take place at Witney Methodist Church on November 24, from 10am to 1pm, and November 29; from noon to 6.30pm; Elderbank Hall in Brize Norton on November 27, from 4pm to 8pm; Carterton Town Hall on December 6 from noon to 6.30pm; and Carterton Community Centre in Shilton Park on December 8, from 10am to 1pm.

For more information and to comment, visit westoxon.gov.uk/draftlocalplan

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1:28am Sat 10 Nov 12

Myron Blatz says...

Not more 'public consultations' which cost income and councul tax payers huge amounts of money to run, whilst often provide solutions which the public don't want? Developers don't like using 'brown field' sites because they can be expensive to reclaim for housing, and reduce profit margins. Perhaps instead of building more houses and encouraging more people to an overgrown South and South East, the Government should be trying to divert investment and jobs to those parts of the UK which need jobs, and where people are desperate for work and incomes? The other irony is that building more homes - especially in and around Oxford - won't significantly reduce the large numbers of homeless, and which under new Government direction won't include mandatory quotas for affordable/social housing.
Not more 'public consultations' which cost income and councul tax payers huge amounts of money to run, whilst often provide solutions which the public don't want? Developers don't like using 'brown field' sites because they can be expensive to reclaim for housing, and reduce profit margins. Perhaps instead of building more houses and encouraging more people to an overgrown South and South East, the Government should be trying to divert investment and jobs to those parts of the UK which need jobs, and where people are desperate for work and incomes? The other irony is that building more homes - especially in and around Oxford - won't significantly reduce the large numbers of homeless, and which under new Government direction won't include mandatory quotas for affordable/social housing. Myron Blatz
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