The Development

730 Houses in less than 5 Years

Blenheim Estate is aiming to build at least 730 houses in Woodstock over a period of five years. This is an increase of the town by 41%. This is 130 MORE than the Local Plan and more than presented at the public consultation with Community First.

In 2015 Blenheim Estate presented plans to build 1,500 (reduced to 1,200) houses on the land South East of Woodstock (that includes site 1 and 2). Potentially, it may have included a primary school, shops, transport interchange, care home and football training facility. It was turned down by Cherwell District Council.

During 2017 and 2018 a planning application for 300 homes was approved at site 2. Blenheim Estate also acquired Pye Homes and submitted a successful local plan application to West Oxfordshire District Council for 120 homes at sites 3 (Land North East of Hill Rise) and 180 at site 4 (Land North of Banbury Road).

In 2019 an application by Blenheim Estates for 410 houses at site 1 was turned down by Cherwell District Council.

Blenheim Estates latest planning application on sites 3 and 4 is for 430 homes with no concrete plans for infrastructure.

Plans Presented in November 2019

This presentation of the findings of Community First Oxfordshire’s (CFO) early consultations and the design team’s initial layouts for sites 3 (East of Hill Rise) and 4 (North of Banbury Road), can be viewed on CFO's website using the link below. 

Click here for > CFO's Findings and Emerging Master Designs