• Oxford’s unmet housing – Cherwell DC plans

    12 January 2017

    The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) for Oxfordshire was published in 2014, setting out the county’s housing needs up to 2031. It recognised that Oxford City could not build enough houses to meet its own needs, and called on the surrounding districts to co-operate to meet this ‘unmet need’. After much discussion and debate Oxford’s…

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  • Oxford Affordable Housing

    5 April 2015

    A workshop on Affordable Housing was held on 3 March 2015 at Oxford Brookes University. The workshop was the second in a new series on future growth in central Oxfordshire. It was organised by Oxford Brookes University with URBED, and was sponsored by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The findings of the workshop are available in this…

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  • Hospital staff shortages lead to financial crisis

    16 September 2014

    An article in The Oxford Mail reports that “Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust was in a ‘very volatile position’ after it was revealed spending on bank and agency staff has risen 38 per cent”. There are several reasons for staff shortages in the Oxford NHS, including a general lack of qualified staff coming through the education…

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  • Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

    3 April 2014

    The Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) for Oxfordshire was published in March 2014. It concludes that up to 93,560 – 106,560 additional homes are needed across Oxfordshire in the period 2011-2031 (between 4,678 – 5,328 homes per annum). This is based on meeting the housing need identified, supporting committed economic growth (including the City Deal)…

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