Joint Housing Delivery Strategy

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils have identified the need to build a significant number of new homes over the next 14 to 16 years. This represents a considerable challenge for both districts. 

The number of new homes we need, and the areas where they will be built, are detailed in the South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse Local Plans. 

The new Joint Housing Delivery Strategy will work alongside our local plans to guide how we will meet our housebuilding targets by proactively working with landowners, developers, local communities and infrastructure providers, helping to bring sites forward and working with existing and new partners to develop innovative housing solutions.


draft Joint Housing Delivery Strategy

We recently consulted on the draft version of our Joint Housing Delivery Strategy.  We expect to adopt the final strategy in early 2018  


How the new strategy will work

It is important that developers are given clear guidance on the councils’ priorities for delivering new homes of the right type, in the right place and at the right time, and which meet required housing standards. 

We also recognise the need to actively seek out opportunities to buy land and explore partnerships to help us expand the range of housing options available to local residents in both districts, and/or secure the level of development required. 

The principal aim of our strategy’s ten-year action plan is to ensure we achieve the rate of housing delivery required to meet the growing need, as set out in the South Oxfordshire Local Plan and Vale of White Horse Local Plan. The action plan will allow us to initiate, develop and progress a range of initiatives that will encourage new house building that more closely reflects the aspirations and needs of people currently living, or wishing to live, in our districts.

Last reviewed: 07 - 12 - 2017

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