Placemaking in cooperation with the community

Community consultation is at the heart of the development proposals

Community consultation is at the heart of the development proposals

Community consultation is at the heart of the development proposals

A high-quality scheme on the edge of Oxford

Providing much needed homes including 50% affordable and key worker homes, less than three miles from Oxford’s city centre

Providing much needed homes including 50% affordable and key worker homes, less than three miles from Oxford’s city centre

Providing much needed homes including 50% affordable and key worker homes, less than three miles from Oxford’s city centre

Investment in local transport infrastructure

Investing in local transport links to ensure the living environment is sustainable for new and existing local residents

Investing in local transport links to ensure the living environment is sustainable for new and existing local residents

Investing in local transport links to ensure the living environment is sustainable for new and existing local residents

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the Challenges, the Solutions

The extent of Oxford and Oxfordshire’s unmet housing need is well documented.

Housing affordability in Oxford is renowned for being the worst in the UK, with housing affordability levels being even more stretched than in London. Severe market pressures for housing has culminated in Oxford becoming one of the most challenging cities to afford to live, with the housing affordability ratio being among the highest in the country, nearly twice that of the national average (Oxford’s median house prices are now approximately 17 times average earnings). Oxfordshire’s councils have collectively committed to consider the extent of Oxford’s unmet need and how that need can be sustainably distributed to the neighbouring districts.
Oxford City has become a commuter rat run where many workers cannot afford to live close to their workplaces. By building new homes within walking and cycling distances to the workplace, we can start to alleviate local congestion and protect the countryside. Oxford city has one of the highest in-commuting ratios in the UK with over 15,000 daily commuter trips into the city from the surrounding districts.

Bayswater, Oxford

Bayswater is a residential-led development scheme proposed on land adjacent to Barton Park that has been prepared and promoted by the landowners, Christ Church Oxford and Dorchester Residential Management, and provides a response to the unmet housing need in Oxford.