Developers have unveiled plans for a proposed development to build 159 new homes at Hill View Farm in Old Marston, Oxford and are seeking your views as part of a public consultation.
The 159 dwellings will be built in a mix of flats and houses with 79 of these considered to be ‘affordable dwellings – made up of 63 Social Rented and 16 Intermediate (Shared Ownership) dwellings.
The 3.673 hectares site lies south of the A40 in the northeastern part of Oxford city. The site has been removed from the green belt and allocated in the Oxford Local Plan 2036. To the south lies another allocated site being developed by Oxford City Council.
Vehicle access to the development is proposed via a new entrance along Mill Lane given that the highways agency has ruled out access via the A40. There will be new car parking provisions depending on the type of dwelling.
There will also be cyclist and pedestrian access points to link the development to Old Marston village.
The architects for the proposed development are seeking approval for all matters to ensure that once approval is granted the quality of design sought by the landowner will be properly secured, without diluting what has been agreed with OCC.
According to the developers, the Masterplan has evolved through several iterations since March 2020, and it been modified following a series of meetings with the City Council Planners.
Here is the Hill View Farm Consultation Document. Any comments on the plans for the proposed development at Hill View Farm should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 November 2020.
The architects commented, saying: “Very detailed negotiations regarding the urban design of the scheme have taken place and the scheme has been the subject of a Design Review Panel Workshop with the ODRP and the scheme continues to evolve, albeit with many local objectors concerned about the access provision not coming off the A40. Work on the scheme to address the main objections is ongoing. We continue our dialogue with the city council.”