The vision is to create a landscape with a strong sense of place, capturing both town and country. Existing landscape features have been retained and new features will enhance the existing ecology and biodiversity.
Public and shared spaces include the linear park, a smaller ecological community garden to the rear of the crescent, shared roof gardens and more intimate spaces across the development providing opportunities for doorstep play.

Planning History

The planning application was submitted in December 2015 and permission was granted unanimously in March 2016.
The chair of the planning committee praised the openness of the engagement process, saying that ‘this has set a very high standard for the rest of the project’. Other councillors described the scheme as ‘wonderful’ and ‘I applaud it. It’s near to exemplary and I am very pleased that there will be no distinction between the social and market housing’.

Project Team

  • Alison Brooks Architects
  • Pollard Thomas Edwards
  • Developer: Hill
    Planning Authority: Oxford

    Development Data

    Site size (ha): 4.2
    Estimated date of completion: 04/01/2020
    Schedule of accommodation: 1 Bed Flats x 23, 2 Bed Flats x 118, 3 Bed Flats x 1, 2 Bed Houses x 13, 3 Bed Houses x 66, 4 Bed Houses x 12, 5 Bed Houses x 4
    Tenure mix: 40% affordable / 60% private
    Size of typical home: 75
    Parking spaces: 325

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