20 Mar 2019

Latest developments bring 90 new homes to Oxfordshire

Dora Carr Close
  • Appleford Road properties
  • Brasenose properties

Housing association GreenSquare is delivering 44 new homes for rent and shared ownership at two developments in Oxfordshire.

The new homes, a mixture of one and two bedroom flats, and two, three and four bedroom houses, were purchased under a section 106 agreement, which requires a certain percentage of new developments to be available for low cost home ownership and affordable rent.

The developments are at Appleford Road in the village of Sutton Courtenay and Highworth Road in Shrivenham, on the border of Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

Residents have already moved into around half of the new homes. The last of the properties at Appleford Road are expected to be handed over early May, followed by the last of the Highworth Road properties at the end of July.

These latest homes bring the total of new, affordable homes GreenSquare has provided across the Oxfordshire area in the last 12 months to 90.

Jo Curson, head of development at GreenSquare, said: "We are passionate about providing great places to live and have delivered a range of new homes and tenures for our customers to rent or buy.  It has been great to see so many new affordable homes delivered in Oxfordshire within the last year.

"It has never been more important, in the face of a growing housing shortage, to keep providing opportunities for people to access an affordable home, and also help aid positive investment in local communities."

In April 2018 GreenSquare completed 21 new, one and two bedroom flats at Westlands Drive in Northway.

Six new properties, specifically for people with learning disabilities, were completed in Brasenose Driftway, East Oxford at the end of last summer. The assisted-living apartments, including communal gardens and parking, were built by contractors Savvy Construction, as part of a project with Oxfordshire County Council. Individuals have the freedom to live and be supported in the community, with their own tenancy and access to support staff on site. 

This was followed by 19 new homes, a mixture of two and three bedroom properties, completed in September as part of the second phase of GreenSquare’s housing development at Dora Carr Close in Northway.