The scheme will turn an under-utilised 15-acre brownfield site into an extension of the city centre – a new residential, commercial and leisure quarter for Oxford.
Built on the former Murco garage site, The Curve includes three three-bed mews houses and 35 one-bed and two-bed flats in a single block of four to five storeys.
Its first-ever Community Share Offer has, in just 9 weeks, raised over half of its target investment but is now at risk of not hitting 100% of its funding target before the offer closes on 28 February 2023.
The homes, in a mix of houses and maisonettes, will be 100% affordable, with 19 council homes let at social rent and 13 homes sold for shared ownership.
The new homes will be a combination of one-, two- and three-bed flats set in adjacent three-storey apartment blocks, providing 14 social rent homes and a further 11 homes under a shared ownership scheme.
The development in Littlemore Park, just three miles south of Oxford city centre, will bring a total of 273 new affordable homes to the area, with 162 for shared ownership and 111 for social rent, with priority purchase options given to NHS key workers.
A new housing delivery strategy and action plan to help bring more genuinely affordable housing to the Vale of White Horse has been approved by its Cabinet Members.
Oxfordshire Council County is considering offering discounted key worker housing as an incentive to solve the staffing crisis in Oxfordshire’s social care sector.
Following a period of stock rationalisation by L&Q, Thrive Homes was identified as the best suited buyer for the housing portfolio in Cherwell, Chiltern, East Hertfordshire, South Northamptonshire, Hitchin, and Wycombe.
The initiative is being led by Oxfordshire Community Land Trust (OCLT), who are building eight apartments at Crofts Court.
This comes as the reserved matters application (RMA) for the project’s residential development partner, The Hill Group, has been resolved to be approved by Oxford City Council’s planning committee.
Located off Harefields, Cannon Court is a single L-shaped three-storey building with 11 council homes at social rent, three homes at affordable rent and 12 homes for shared ownership.