Plans for 2,200-home Oxfordshire Garden Village on a site to the north of Eynsham have been submitted by Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.
The outline application, submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council, also includes a 27-hectare business park, primary and secondary schools, allotments, parks and community amenities.
The Garden Village commitments include:
- A ‘net biodiversity gain’
- Land set aside for a ‘smart energy hub’
- Ensuring 20 per cent of the energy is from renewable sources
- All homes to be energy efficient
- All electric heating and hot water
- Encouragement of walking and cycling with segregated routes
The application is the largest to date for Grosvenor’s Strategic Land division.
Silvia Lazzerini, project director for Strategic Land at Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, 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 is also a chance to set a new benchmark for what a sustainable, deliverable development at scale can look like.
“From the outset our vision has been to create a new community which respects the natural environment – a place where people and nature can not only live alongside one another, but actually thrive together.
“This outline masterplan is an early step on that journey to establish a neighbourhood that will grow and strengthen over time.”
AECOM is planning consultant for the project, with Terence O’Rourke providing design and masterplanning and Stantec providing engineering support.
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