A reserved matters application has been submitted for an access street and the first of three public parks in the first phase of the Oxford North development.

Outline permission for the overall masterplan was granted in March 2021. Applicant, Thomas White Oxford (TWO) has now made the application for the outstanding reserved matters, which includes details such as layout, access, scale and appearance.

The new Canalside Park and street have been designed to sit with the first phase of 318 new houses and apartments, and a landscaped square, for which a reserved matters application is to be brought forward by TWO’s residential partner, Hill Group.

The new street will form the access road into the new homes’ development as well as the spine for the utility connections. 

The combined scheme has been subject to discussions with Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, the Oxfordshire Design Review Panel (ODRP) and online and in person public consultations.

William Donger, chief executive of Oxford North, said: “As this major project for Oxford continues with the infrastructure works firmly underway, we have submitted our application so we can progress the next phase to provide the vitally important new and affordable homes, public park, and this exciting new innovation district.

“I thank people for taking the time to provide their feedback during the public consultation phases. It’s heartening that so far more than 60 construction jobs have been created through this project and that number is only set to continue as this new community of the future continues to be created.”

Acting on behalf of Thomas White Oxford is Gardiner & Theobald, Savills, Fletcher Priest Architects, Townshend Landscape Architects, Stantec, and Hoare Lea.

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