We are campaigning for a future for Oxfordshire which meets the real needs of local people not speculator greed.
We’re campaigning for:
- carefully meeting the need to house an increase in Oxfordshire’s population of about 10% by 2031 (more in line with the national average growth projections)
- the right kind of houses, in the right place, for the right people (those in real need), and at the right price (for rental or purchase)
- infrastructure that is exploited to the full, but avoiding overstretch, with investment in public transport
- focused development, prioritising brownfield sites, respecting the views of local communities and recognising the value of our environment
- support for a range of sectors, including rural businesses, tied to local employment needs (Oxfordshire currently has virtually full employment)
- sustainable development, serving the needs and interests of our residents.
We are campaigning against:
- an imposed “growth at all costs” approach that only benefits speculators
- 30% population growth by 2031, and housebuilding more than double any rate previously achieved (100,000 new houses by 2031 = 2 new Oxfords)
- unaffordable, inappropriate estates not co-located with jobs
- infrastructure pushed beyond its capacity leading to congestion, flooding, pollution and pressure on our natural resources (water, gas, minerals etc.)
- the imposition of a dreamt up 85,000 jobs by 2031, irrespective of local employment needs (job creation needs to be more in line with national average population growth projections of 10%)
- unsustainable development promoted by the undemocratic Local Enterprise Partnership.