Oxfordshire Grosvenor Garden Village West

An outline planning application has been submitted for a new garden village in West Oxfordshire – a scheme led by Grosvenor and supported by West Oxfordshire District Council, Homes England and Oxfordshire County Council.

Known as Oxfordshire Cotswolds Garden Village the project will see the development of 2,200 new homes, a 27-acre business park, primary and secondary schools, and large spaces of green land with a country park. It’s one of fourteen garden villages being supported by the Government.

Project Director Silvia Lazzerini – who’ll be speaking at the Garden Communities & New Towns Development Conference – said: “This application is the result of extensive dialogue with the community, council and stakeholders to make sure we understood and listened to local priorities and shaped our masterplan around them. The Oxfordshire Garden Village presents a fantastic opportunity to deliver the homes that the area needs. It’s also a chance to set a new benchmark for what a sustainable, deliverable development at scale can look like.”

The application is by far the largest submitted to date by Grosvenor’s strategic land division – but with aims to have a 30,000-home portfolio by 2023 this looks set to be just the first of many.

AECOM, Terence O’Rourke and Stantec are all involved in the scheme. Development is likely to run between 2021-2031.