Experts debate the way forward for affordable homes
Landowners, housing associations and planners from West Oxfordshire District Council met to discuss the future of affordable housing in the area.
The aim of the workshop was to generate ideas and potential solutions to the problem of growing demand and the need to provide more affordable homes.
Delegates from housing associations including Cottsway, Sovereign and Green Square joined up with representatives from the Homes and Communities Agency and landowners including Blenheim Palace to discuss the issues at the Witney Lakes Resort in Witney.
Cllr Colin Dingwall, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This was a lively debate in which we looked at the barriers to delivering more affordable homes.
“We came up with some innovative suggestions which will form a key part of discussions going forward. It was very encouraging to see all the parties working together and I look forward to seeing these ideas become a reality in the near future.”
Potential outcomes raised at the workshop will be consulted on and published in the New Year.
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