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Helping to meet identified local housing need through the provision of new market and affordable homes.

The proposals are centred around three key priorities:
delivering on West Oxfordshire’s and specifically Chipping Norton’s identified housing need, being close to existing amenities to ensure sustainable and active travel, and protecting and enhancing the local environment and landscape.

Meeting housing need

  • Helping to meet identified local housing need through the provision of new market and affordable homes
  • Gleeson Land is committed to working with the West Oxfordshire District Council to deliver the right types of homes in order to meet local demand, with a combination of affordable and market housing included within the proposals. In line with the Council’s policy, 40% of new homes on site will be made available through a range of affordable tenure types.
  • The proposals will be in line with the West Oxfordshire District Council’s policy of 40% affordable homes, providing support for those otherwise unable to get onto the housing ladder.

Close to existing amenities

  • The site is in a highly sustainable location on the outskirts of Chipping Norton, around a 10-minute walk from the town centre. This will ensure active travel is promoted to access all necessary amenities, reducing the need for car use which is good for the environment, mitigating any impact on local road congestion.


  • The development will be policy compliant in delivering a biodiversity net-gain of at least 10%.
  • The proposals will deliver new planting across the site, helping to both support local habitats and wildlife and enhance the character of the development.
  • An amenity park in the centre of the site will ensure protected green space for communal gathering, for both existing and new residents.
  • The new homes will be designed to achieve the emerging Future Homes Standard which is expected to be adopted in 2025. This will include high levels of insulation, the installation of low carbon air source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels for heating and hot water provision and water efficient devices to minimise domestic water use. Furthermore, the homes will be designed to adapt to a changed climate, with design features to reduce overheating risk and minimise localised flooding during storm events.