William Morris Close, Oxford
Scheme Summary: 86 Residential Units
Site Status: Planning Permission
Cantay Estates purchased this site 2012 as part of our acquisition of the former Lord Nuffield Club. The club building was sold to Chapel Street Community Church after planning permission was achieved for conversion to a free school. The residual part of the site comprises a circa 3 acre former playing field.
Cantay have now secured a planning permission for a development of 86 dwellings including 50% affordable housing at the site. The proposal also includes a disproportionately large element of Public Open Space and the offer of £600,000 contribution for the improvement of sports facilities at other City sites as mitigation for the alleged loss of the sports facilities. This form of mitigation has been accepted by the Council and it is proposed that the contribution will be substantially expended on the resurfacing and remodelling of the existing facility at St Gregory the Great School where a Community Use Agreement will be put in place.
The Company and the City Council are in full agreement on the mitigation measures and the quality and quantum of POS.
Reserved matters will be submitted in March 2020 and it is anticipated that construction will commence on site in July 2020 with delivery of affordable housing scheduled for May 2022.
Architects: Brookes Architects Ltd.
Planning agents: JPPC Chartered Town Planners
Engineers: Glanville Consultants Ltd
Landscaping: Adams Habermehl Ltd