COUNCILS have adopted a new strategy setting out how they will deliver thousands of new homes over the next 14-16 years.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have adopted the joint housing delivery strategy following a public consultation last year.

The strategy will work alongside each council's respective local plans to guide how new homes will be delivered.

It details how the councils will work with landowners, developers, local communities and infrastructure providers to helping to bring sites forward for potential new developments.

The councils have said they are taking on an 'enabler’ role and will actively seek out opportunities to buy land and forge partnerships to expand the number of housing options available.

Councillor Lynn Lloyd, Cabinet Member for Housing at South Oxfordshire District Council, said the strategy would 'help to ensure the right type of homes are built at the right time in the most appropriate locations allocated in the local plan.'

Councillor Elaine Ware, Cabinet Member for Housing at Vale of White Horse District Council, added that the strategy puts the councils 'in a better position to meet the needs of communities across the area', including affordable housing for first time buyers.

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