News: 5 April 2017Outline planning permission for sustainable neighbourhood in Witney

Our Planning and Design teams have secured outline planning permission for a new, 1,000 home community to the west of Witney, Oxfordshire on behalf of a consortium of housebuilders. 

Bloor Homes, Bovis Homes and Persimmon Homes plan to deliver a sustainable, mixed-use neighbourhood consisting of 1,000 new homes, a business park, a neighbourhood centre with shops, cafes and community facilities, a primary school, new parks and other public open space including allotments.

The new development, designed by our Urban designers, has been designed to respect and reflect the character of the local area and the proposals have been developed in collaboration with the local community and other stakeholders.

Designed as a ‘walkable neighbourhood,’ with every home within walking distance of new and existing employment areas, local school, shops, community facilities and green spaces, the new development provides for the day to day needs as well as encouraging healthy lifestyles. New and existing footpaths and cycle paths will connect the new community to the wider area and the neighbourhood has been designed around a network of attractive and connected green spaces which connect to the surrounding open countryside.

Kevin Parker, Urban Design Director, said: ‘The masterplan for this new community has been developed collaboratively with the local community and other stakeholders over a number of years, as a sensitive response to the site and its context. The result is a high quality, vibrant mixed-use and walkable neighbourhood that will be a fantastic place to live and work.’

Neville Surtees, Planning Associate at Barton Willmore said: ‘This permission represents the culmination of years of cooperation with the local planning authority to bring forward a sustainable mixed-use development that will be a great addition to the area, providing much-needed homes and employment to people in the area.’

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