Thousands of homes could be built in Oxfordshire, reports say

Banbury Cake: Thousands of homes could be built in Oxfordshire, reports say Thousands of homes could be built in Oxfordshire, reports say

SEVERAL newspapers are today reporting details of what they have described as a secret Government report that could see thousands of homes built in Oxfordshire.

The Daily Telegraph says two new cities could be built in southern England to combat the housing shortage - with Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire or Warwickshire pinpointed as the sites for new settlements - garden cities -that would contain tens of thousands of homes.

The report has not been released and the Oxford Mail has so far been unable to see it.

But press reports today suggest Prime Minister David Cameron has "suppressed" the report.

The report was initially commissioned nearly two years ago after the Prime Minister gave a speech supporting the idea of garden cities.
 

Liberal Democrat party president Tim Farron suggested Conservatives were concerned the proposals could alienate voters in their southern heartlands.

Housing Minister Kris Hopkins said: "As promised in the coalition agreement, this Government has scrapped top-down Whitehall planning, included ending the last administration's failed so-called eco-towns programme which built nothing but resentment.

"Instead, this Government is committed to working with local communities to build more homes and promote sustainable development.

"This includes providing finance for those large-scale housing projects that are locally supported and have the full backing of the community."

 

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2:00pm Sat 11 Jan 14

train passenger says...

Really need and plenty of space around here. So maybe for once, for the greater good, we can ignore the 500 folks who live in the village next door. Start tomorrow I say.
Really need and plenty of space around here. So maybe for once, for the greater good, we can ignore the 500 folks who live in the village next door. Start tomorrow I say. train passenger
  • Score: -92

3:10pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Myron Blatz says...

So Cameron's Tawdries creating another vacuum to be filled by one of the greediest and most powerful lobbies in the UK - builders and developers, backed by mortgage-lending banks and ticking those boxes, the financial service sector 'fleas' - especially housing insurance companies, hot on the heels of more housing proposed for cheap building land on floodplains!
So Cameron's Tawdries creating another vacuum to be filled by one of the greediest and most powerful lobbies in the UK - builders and developers, backed by mortgage-lending banks and ticking those boxes, the financial service sector 'fleas' - especially housing insurance companies, hot on the heels of more housing proposed for cheap building land on floodplains! Myron Blatz
  • Score: -115

3:39pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

Absolutely essential.

Get one of them built half-way between Oxford & Milton Keynes - with a new railway station on the E-W link.

The other half-way between Faringdon & Carterton. A condition of the development being the reinstatement of the railway between Oxford & Carterton with an extension to the new town.
Absolutely essential. Get one of them built half-way between Oxford & Milton Keynes - with a new railway station on the E-W link. The other half-way between Faringdon & Carterton. A condition of the development being the reinstatement of the railway between Oxford & Carterton with an extension to the new town. Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: -57

5:27pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Mrs Arcanum says...

Without desperately needed housing being built, most property will end up in the hands of private landlords. With the only other purchasers being existing home owners because our children will never get on the housing ladder. The work is here so build here.
Without desperately needed housing being built, most property will end up in the hands of private landlords. With the only other purchasers being existing home owners because our children will never get on the housing ladder. The work is here so build here. Mrs Arcanum
  • Score: -87

7:55pm Sat 11 Jan 14

The Foxy Lady says...

Suburbia, pollution, mass intensive farmed meat, fracking, motorways cars. The earth says just how much more can I provide before one day you take everything from me. Ive only got so much to give. And maybe in your generation will I loose my strength as you plunder my resources. All nations, all your world takes.

Laugh at me, mock me, but perhaps leave me alone.
Suburbia, pollution, mass intensive farmed meat, fracking, motorways cars. The earth says just how much more can I provide before one day you take everything from me. Ive only got so much to give. And maybe in your generation will I loose my strength as you plunder my resources. All nations, all your world takes. Laugh at me, mock me, but perhaps leave me alone. The Foxy Lady
  • Score: 28

12:11am Sun 12 Jan 14

WilburTheDog says...

train passenger wrote:
Really need and plenty of space around here. So maybe for once, for the greater good, we can ignore the 500 folks who live in the village next door. Start tomorrow I say.
I say you're a ****
[quote][p][bold]train passenger[/bold] wrote: Really need and plenty of space around here. So maybe for once, for the greater good, we can ignore the 500 folks who live in the village next door. Start tomorrow I say.[/p][/quote]I say you're a **** WilburTheDog
  • Score: 28

8:48am Sun 12 Jan 14

Andrew:Oxford says...

The Foxy Lady wrote:
Suburbia, pollution, mass intensive farmed meat, fracking, motorways cars. The earth says just how much more can I provide before one day you take everything from me. Ive only got so much to give. And maybe in your generation will I loose my strength as you plunder my resources. All nations, all your world takes.

Laugh at me, mock me, but perhaps leave me alone.
Given you are talking about the population of the world in general rather than just the UK.

What is your plan for cutting world population?
[quote][p][bold]The Foxy Lady[/bold] wrote: Suburbia, pollution, mass intensive farmed meat, fracking, motorways cars. The earth says just how much more can I provide before one day you take everything from me. Ive only got so much to give. And maybe in your generation will I loose my strength as you plunder my resources. All nations, all your world takes. Laugh at me, mock me, but perhaps leave me alone.[/p][/quote]Given you are talking about the population of the world in general rather than just the UK. What is your plan for cutting world population? Andrew:Oxford
  • Score: -51

10:03am Sun 12 Jan 14

onemorething says...

Imagine a blob on the map the size of Milton Keynes (MK mk2). Between Brackley and Upper Heyford should just about do. Motorway, Railway (inc HS2 line) and a canal for the romantics. Should be easy to install an airport. After all, somebody's got to produce all the rubbish the Ardley incinerator is being bult to cope with.
Imagine a blob on the map the size of Milton Keynes (MK mk2). Between Brackley and Upper Heyford should just about do. Motorway, Railway (inc HS2 line) and a canal for the romantics. Should be easy to install an airport. After all, somebody's got to produce all the rubbish the Ardley incinerator is being bult to cope with. onemorething
  • Score: -86

10:05am Mon 13 Jan 14

Gunslinger says...

The logical place for this is somewhere along the proposed HS2 route - which may account for the present reticence about 'where' other than the vague references to 'Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Warwickshire'.

One project then supports and justifies the other.

Think about it, why alienate more voters than you need to?
The logical place for this is somewhere along the proposed HS2 route - which may account for the present reticence about 'where' other than the vague references to 'Buckinghamshire Oxfordshire and Warwickshire'. One project then supports and justifies the other. Think about it, why alienate more voters than you need to? Gunslinger
  • Score: -93

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