Oxford’s housing is getting LESS affordable

New evidence shows that the affordability of housing in Oxford is  continuing to decline whereas it is slowing rising in places such as Cambridge, London, Brighton and the national average [1].
Meanwhile, Oxford City Council is continuing to prioritise new employment over and above housing, increasing pressure on the supply of accommodation (as seen most starkly in the recently granted planning permission for Oxford North which will provide 4,500 new jobs into the City and only 480 homes - only 35% affordable). 
To give an idea of the scale of the problem that the City Council is creating, over the next 10 years, the City Council (the largest house builder in the City) is planning to deliver 1,800 new homes (50% of which are likely to be affordable). This ten year programme is not even sufficient to provide housing for the new workers at Oxford North, let alone reduce the underlying pressure on housing that is the root cause of the unaffordability. 
Says Green Councillor Dick Wolff, "The Council are pursuing policies which are driving out the people who make the city function. They simply cannot afford to live in Oxford."
FMI: Cllr Dick Wolff
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