To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 March to Question 234843 on Housing: Oxfordshire, what steps his Department has taken with the Department for Transport, to ensure that sustainable transport carried through from stage one to stage two of the bidding process for Housing Infrastructure Fund Forward Funding Bids.
15 April 2019
Following the submission of expressions of interest to the Housing Infrastructure Fund the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport worked with Oxfordshire County Council to develop their bids.
It was then for Oxfordshire County Council to determine which strategic, high-impact infrastructure interventions, that will unlock housing, to include in their final business cases.
I am delighted that the government recently awarded Oxfordshire County Council £218 million of funding from the Housing Infrastructure Fund for the Access to Didcot Garden Town scheme that includes improving cycling provision.