Oxford needs more housing not another luxury hotel

Proposals for a 150-bed hotel in central Oxford should be opposed, say the
Greens, and the site use for much needed housing.

The local Green Party have come out against proposal by the Dominvs Group 
to build a large, luxury, four star hotel on the site of the old Cooper 
Callas building next to the Castle Site.

The site is ideally located for housing and could provide more than 50 
desperately-needed apartments, at least half of which could be affordable.

The proposal, welcomed by the Council Leader (Oxford Mail 4th July), comes 
hot on the heels of the controversial Westgate plans which were passed 
without the inclusion of any affordable homes.

Says Green Party spokesperson Steve Dawe, "We have the least affordable 
housing in the Country and limited City centre land suitable for 
development. The fact that the council are even considering this proposal 
shows their lack of interest in seriously addressing Oxford's housing crisis".

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