Redrow is gearing up for significant expansion across Oxfordshire with plans for almost 1,000 homes across three sites and several other developments in the pipeline.
The first of the new developments to launch is Bloxham Vale, Banbury, which will eventually comprise of 318 homes. Homes there have now been released for sale.
Redrow is also finalising plans as part of the flagship Barton Park scheme in Oxford and will soon submit a reserved matters application for circa 200 homes. Meanwhile, the company also intends to build 458 homes at Blaise Park, Milton Heights, near Didcot.
With the HBF estimating an average of 4.3 jobs supported for every new home built, the Bloxham Vale, Milton Heights and Barton Park schemes could amount to more than 4,300 jobs being sustained, either through direct employment onsite, indirect employment within the supply chain or induced employment through the spending of construction workers and residents in local shops and businesses.
John Mann, Managing Director for Redrow Homes (South Midlands), said: “Oxfordshire is an area where there is a severe housing shortage – indeed, there are ambitions for 100,000 homes to be built across the county by 2031. Redrow is well placed to help deliver that target, as creating new communities is an important element of what we do. Between them, our sites in Banbury, Milton Heights and Oxford alone will provide almost 1,000 homes; and we have further developments in the pipeline in Bicester, Sutton Courtenay and Kennington.
“Along with providing much-needed new homes, we will also be creating and supporting employment and investing in local communities.”
The Bloxham Vale development will offer 222 homes for private sale. It will also include 96 affordable homes designed to help local people continue to live and work in the area.
The development will see Redrow invest more than £3m in local schools. It will also see the creation lots of open space, including play areas and allotments, plus provision for highways improvements to Bloxham Road.
Barton Park is joint venture between Grosvenor and Oxford City Council, delivering “a 21st century garden suburb” of almost 900 new homes, a new primary school, children’s play areas, communal gardens and allotments, improved sporting facilities and better road links.
Barton Park is also one of the NHS’s 10 designated ‘Healthy New Towns’ and its progress will be measured and shared to shape thinking amongst town planners. For its part, Redrow will seek permission this year to build 207 two-, three- and four-bedroom homes.