The first phase of 172 homes at Valley Park, a major new development between Harwell and Didcot, has been unanimously approved by local councillors.
Plans to build hundreds of affordable homes, retail spaces and community facilities as part of the redevelopment of Oxford’s Blackbird Leys have been given the green light by Oxford City Council’s planning committee.
The housebuilder has teamed up with the country’s largest provider of new-build affordable homes to launch Home Stepper – a new shared ownership scheme – which includes five new homes at its Didcot Grove location in Didcot.
Oxfordshire Community Land Trust (OCLT) has announced the opening of its first affordable housing development with an open day and celebration for investors, supporters, contractors and tenants.
OX Place, Oxford City Council’s housing company, aims to build 22 council and nine shared ownership homes on the former landfill site in South Oxford which has been earmarked for housing development since 2013.
Vistry Group has submitted an outline planning application to Cherwell District Council for up to 170 new homes, 51 of which will be designated mixed-tenure affordable housing.
Valley Park is a consortium-led site on land to the west of Great Western Park, which was granted outline planning permission for 4,254 dwellings and other supporting infrastructure in February 2022.
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.