More affordable homes needed

Chipping Norton District Councillor Geoff Saul has called for more truly affordable homes for local young people and key workers in Chipping Norton, Enstone, Kingham, The Rollrights, The Tews and other villages in the Chipping Norton area.

“Young people are struggling to get on the housing ladder due to affordability and the need to save for large deposits” said Cllr Saul, “I will be campaigning on this issue with supporters in the heart of Chipping Norton today”.

“More truly affordable homes are needed.  That’s why I am calling for homes in Chipping Norton to be built on Oxfordshire County Council owned land specifically for local ‎young people and key workers”

In a survey conducted by Cllr Saul of “What do you think Chippy needs most?” he found that this was a key‎ concern of local residents.

There is an acute shortage of affordable rented family accommodation for young families in Chipping Norton and all of the surrounding villages.

Cllr Saul speaks for housing and planning issues for West Oxfordshire’s Labour Group.  He is seen here campaigning in the Chipping Norton Market Place today (15 April) flanked by, from left to right, Steve Akers, Siân O’Neill, Sharon Akers, John Gittings ‎and Sue Richards.

For further comment or interviews please contact:- Cllr Geoff Saul 01608 648022 or at ku.oc.luasyeldarbnull@sg or Steve Akers, CNLP Campaigns and Media on 07903 870695