Draft Tenancy Strategy 2018-2023

Have your say on our DRAFT Tenancy Strategy 2018-23.

Consultation period – 21st March to 19th April 2018

The City Council’s current Tenancy Strategy 2013-18 is due for renewal in 2018. This strategy outlines the City Councils strategic tenancy vision for the next 5 years.

Oxford City Council is required to have a Tenancy Strategy in place to set out the Council’s requirements and expectations of social housing providers operating within the City, to ensure that housing is provided to meet local housing need.

The City has a growing population and a strong economy, with high demand for housing, rising private rents and house prices. Significant housing growth is required in and around the city to provide sufficient homes for people to live in and for businesses and local services to continue to thrive. At the same time, we need to ensure that the accommodation that is provided is truly affordable and meets the variety of needs within our community to enable us to continue our aim to “build a world class city for everyone”.

Our ambition for Oxford is to be a City where people have access to affordable and high quality homes that enable them to build settled, safe and healthy lives, within sustainable and thriving communities.

The key objectives of the Tenancy Strategy are:

  • To promote Oxford City’s housing vision with a focus to provide social rented tenancies
  • To ensure that affordable housing providers adhere to the new Tenancy Strategy to the benefit of the local community
  • Affordable housing providers are to let any new tenancies in Oxford at genuinely affordable rents i.e. in line with social rent or at Affordable Rents capped at Local Housing Allowance (or equivalent measure) levels.
  • To create sustainable, mixed and balanced communities.

How you can get involved:

We are interested to hear your views on our draft tenancy strategy and invite you to take part in the public consultation process. You can do this:

  • By completing our online survey using the link below.

Please make sure you read the draft strategy before responding - see link below.

Next Steps:

Once the consultation period has ended, we will update the draft Tenancy Strategy 2018-23 to take into consideration your comments. The final version of the strategy will be published in June 2018.


If you need a paper copy of the questionnaire, a copy of the draft strategy in an accessible format, or if you have any queries about the strategy or the consultation process, please contact the Strategy and Service Development Team by:

Email: strategyandenabling@oxford.gov.uk

Telephone: 01865 249811 (ask for the Housing Strategy and Service Development Team)

A copy of the draft Tenancy Strategy 2018-23 is also available to view at the Council offices in St Aldate's Chambers.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    21 Mar 2018 at 00:00
  • Closed
    19 Apr 2018 at 23:59