The Blenheim Estate and Pye Homes have been working together on plans to bring forward a character-led sustainable development to the east of Woodstock, designed to be delivered over the next 15 - 20 years and bring with it a range of new homes, facilities, employment and open space.
Woodstock has been identified as a sustainable settlement by West Oxfordshire District Council and as such has a range of shops, services and facilities, will be expected to take a level of growth over the coming decades. Growth in the past has often led to a stretching of resources, rather than bringing with it the facilities that new and existing residents would expect.
This development, known as Woodstock East, would help to bring forward a long term plan for Woodstock to bring both homes and facilities. It will be built in stages to a high level of design, reflecting the neighbouring Blenheim Palace World Heritage Site and using materials and landscaping to reflect the character of the original town of Woodstock.
It is proposed that proceeds from the sale of the land, which forms part of the Blenheim Estate, will be made available to contribute to the upkeep of the Blenheim Palace World Heritage Site to ensure its long term sustainability for future generations.
Following on from our public consultation in Autumn 2014, we have continued to develop plans for Woodstock East, seeking to build in comments from the community, local groups and organisations to create a planning application for submission to West Oxfordshire and Cherwell District Councils. This application has now been submitted for their consideration and we have summarised the submitted plans in this newsletter.
The councils will now consider the application against government and local policy as well as consult local service providers such as utilities, education, health, police and others to understand their views on the proposals.
We’ll keep this website updated as plans progress, alternatively if you have specific questions, please give us a call on 0800 148 8911 or contact us using the details on the right hand side of the page.