Oxford YIMBY*

We are campaigning to end the Oxford housing crisis by building high-quality, affordable homes.

Join our mailing list and sign our petition to tell City Council: we need more homes here!

Oxford is one of the most expensive cities in the UK, both for homebuyers and renters. This is because we don’t build enough homes to keep up with demand. The result: businesses struggle when their employees are put off by high costs, our roads are clogged with commuters who can’t afford to live closer to work, and our children either can’t afford to leave home, or must leave town to do so.

We can do better. Oxford can grow, both up and out, to give more people the opportunity to live in our beautiful city at a reasonable price. Only the political will is lacking.

Proposed housing always attracts a vocal campaign against change. Our politicians respond to that, and too often this stalls development. That is why it is important to provide a powerful countervailing force, to say Yes, let’s get Oxford building and make Oxford affordable. There are three major developments currently being planned which require our vocal support if Oxford is not to appear uniformly against change and development.

*NIMBY stands for Not In My Back Yard — the idea that perhaps housing ought to be built in general, but certainly not here. YIMBY is the opposite — yes, build here!