A public consultation for land off Oxford Road is promising hundreds of affordable homes to the city's south east. 

Oxford City Councillor Linda Smith said the development sits outside the city of Oxford boundary and would therefore be for the South Oxfordshire planning officers and councillors to assess the scheme against their planning policies. 

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"The only involvement of the city council is that we are keen to see the site developed as set out in the Local Plan because it has the potential to deliver 1,800 new homes, including 900 new affordable homes which would help address Oxford's unmet housing need and provide much needed new homes for Oxford people in a sustainable extension to the city," Ms Smith said. 

The plan describes that six Oxfordshire councils adopted the Oxfordshire Strategic Vision in 2021.

This outlined the need for new homes as the county population was expected to grow - with 100,000 new homes set to be needed before 2031.

This latest plan for the land on the edge of Oxford, next to Blackbird Leys, is expected to address more than 11,500 households across Oxfordshire waiting on the council housing list. 

Developers said they hope to create a neighbourhood including new homes, a new primary school and "innovative methods to create attractive streets". 

"Our vision is to create a distinct new green neighbourhood," the developers said through the website.

"A welcoming place with a strong identity to cultivate and foster, drawn from its location on the edge of Oxford on the flanks of Northfield Brook." 

"Establishing a healthy and safe community is key to our vision.

"Creating a well-connected place where walking, cycling and public transport are the most convenient and attractive ways to travel."

The developers also said Northfield would be a "calm place not dominated by traffic" with access to green spaces.

The interactive website includes vision of the proposed plans as well as a survey for locals to complete available at my.engaged.space/northfield 

The project team is hosting three free in-person events during the formal consultation period on May 14, 15, 17.  

The survey will close on May 27 with the results then being considered by the team to create the final content of the outline planning application. 

The South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils spokesperson said they were yet to receive a planning application for this development. 

"Once received, the application will be determined following the normal planning process," they said. 

"We would not comment at this stage."