People Regeneration

Oxfordshire County Council conducts infrastructure housing survey

By John Charlton

Oxfordshire County Council in partnership with two of the county’s district councils is conducting a short, census style survey of households occupying homes that were built in Oxfordshire within the last ten years.

The information provides the local authorities of Oxfordshire with up to date evidence about the type of infrastructure and services that will be needed to support further housing growth in the county and will assist them in their negotiations with developers about funding. The survey asks questions about the characteristics of those moving to new homes in the county and the type of homes they have moved to.

Much of the funding needed to provide local infrastructure and services to accompany housing growth has to come from the developers building the properties. This is a planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and County Planning Act 1990.

The information from previous surveys was used to obtain funding for a range of infrastructure projects including funds to deliver the proposed new Primary School at Barton Park, Early Years provision at Long Hanborough School and for a new Primary School at Great Western Park, Didcot.

For further information contact Claire Tyrrell-Williams at Future Thinking on 01865 336400, or email oxfordshirehousingsurvey@futurethinking.com