July 25, 2021

Partnership to deliver 200 new homes

Places for People and Ridgepoint Homes have entered into their second site partnership following the success of Eskdale Road in Aylesbury. Ridgepoint Homes has successfully secured reserved matters planning permission from South Oxfordshire District Council for 200 new homes in Oxfordshire. 

The site in Chalgrove, which has been acquired by Places for People, will deliver 200 affordable homes and will be constructed by delivery partner Ridgepoint Homes.

The site had existing outline planning consent and Ridgepoint Homes obtained reserved matters approval from the council on 26th May 2021. The development will help the local authority to meet their need for new high-quality affordable housing in the district and forms part of Chalgrove’s neighbourhood plan housing allocation. The development will provide 200 much-needed homes in Oxfordshire for sale through Shared Ownership and homes available for affordable rent.

Scott Black, Developments Executive Director, Places for People, said: “Places for People is delighted to continue its partnering relationship with Ridgepoint Homes on what should be a successful and attractive development.

“This acquisition and delivery of this development in Chalgrove forms an integral part of Places for People’s strategy to deliver high quality affordable homes which provide choice and meet people’s needs. Working alongside partners such as Ridgepoint Homes allows us to combine expertise and supports our aim of creating well designed, sustainable mixed-tenure communities.”

Nick McEntyre, Managing Director at Ridgepoint Homes, said: “Ridgepoint Homes is delighted to be working with Places for People on another exciting project. The relationship forms a very important part of our business and we very much enjoy working with the Places for People team.” 

The acquisition unlocks the 19.7ha site, located off Marley Lane in Chalgrove. The development provides a good mix of high-quality homes comprising a collection of 12 one-bedroom apartments; two, three and four-bedroom house types including terraced, semi-detached and detached properties.

Residents will also benefit from a scout hut, which will be delivered as part of the scheme, as well as play areas and direct access to riverside meadows alongside Chalgrove Brook, which will add to the rural charm of the development whilst supporting and enhancing ecology and providing opportunities for recreation and leisure. 

Places for People and Ridgepoint Homes will commence works on site in autumn 2021.