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Why Oxfordshire?

Oxfordshire is home to world leading universities and has a thriving and buoyant economy set within a beautiful rural landscape.

But it also has a housing affordability crisis. Higher housing prices mean essential workers and residents struggle to afford homes and pay high rents.

We now have the opportunity to create a new garden village with affordable homes for people who work in our hospitals, schools, shops, emergency services, care homes and other public services.

Our garden village will provide a great quality of life for people to flourish in a healthy, sustainable and well-connected community.

Why a garden village?

The original garden villages were centred on industry and employment, providing workers’ housing. These new settlements focused on creating healthy, well-designed places for people to live and work in. Examples include:


Bournville Village Trust

We are following the principles of the first garden villages to create an exciting place that meets the needs of people today and in the future. Through the Government’s Locally-Led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities Programme, the OCGV will provide homes for local people and the essential local workers that help make Oxfordshire a great place to live, work and visit.


To learn more about garden villages, visit the TCPA website or browse the Garden Communities: prospectus (August 2018).

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