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Deadline nears for self-build mortgage applicants

Deadline nears for self-build mortgage applicants

People looking to build their dream home at Graven Hill in Bicester have just a few days to apply for an innovative pilot mortgage scheme. Cherwell District Council is trialling the product, which requires self builders to have a deposit of just five per cent in order to finance work on their new home. People… Read More >

Contributions are key to Ambrosden growth

Contributions are key to Ambrosden growth

A housing scheme proposed for Ambrosden can go ahead subject to the developer contributing, amongst other things, to schooling and open space. On Thursday, 28 September, Cherwell District Council’s planning committee granted permission for a development of 85 homes, subject to legal agreement. Of these, 35 per cent will be classed as affordable homes. The… Read More >

Cherwell delivers on housing promise

Cherwell delivers on housing promise

Choice and opportunity for householders in north Oxfordshire continue to improve following another very successful year of new home delivery. Statistics released by Cherwell District Council show 1,102 housing completions in the district for the financial year 2016 to 2017. Of these, 28 per cent (312) were affordable homes, by far exceeding the council’s own… Read More >

Friendship is the strongest foundation

Friendship is the strongest foundation

A group of seven families from Slough have come together to build their own community in Bicester. Mr Malik, originally from Delhi, India, immigrated to the UK with his and another family in 2002. They quickly created links and networks within Hounslow and soon found themselves in a group of friends consisting of 11 families.… Read More >

Pocket Plots are released at Graven Hill

Pocket Plots are released at Graven Hill

The eagerly anticipated Pocket Plots at Graven Hill, Bicester have been launched. With room for a two or three bedroom detached home, Pocket Plots offer a wallet friendly solution to those looking to take their first step onto the self-build ladder. The name may evoke an image of a tiny property but the reality of… Read More >

Tailored to perfection

Tailored to perfection

The eagerly anticipated Tailored Finish homes have been unveiled at Graven Hill Village Development Company. With the ability to choose from a range of options – from one and two bedroom coach houses, to two, three and four bedroom family homes – purchasers have the flexibility to bespoke their new home to suit their lifestyle… Read More >

Outline of showroom’s revamp in housing scheme

Outline of showroom’s revamp in housing scheme

Conversions and the demolition of an old building are set to usher in new housing and a showroom in east Bicester. On Thursday, 18 May, Cherwell District Council’s planning committee approved outline planning permission for a scheme which would see the provision of ten dwellings and a commercial unit. The application site sits on the… Read More >

More plots released after sealed bid auction sells out

More plots released after sealed bid auction sells out

Seven premium plots, which were released by Graven Hill Village Development Company, under a sealed bid auction, have been snapped up by eager self-builders. The plots which can accommodate up to a six-bedroom house, were opened up to bidding between 16 January and 24 February, with achieved prices for the land ranging from £270,000 to… Read More >

Carbon neutral village gets green light

Carbon neutral village gets green light

Plans for a new development which would bring 1,700 homes to Bicester are moving closer to fruition. Cherwell District Council’s planning committee have resolved to grant outline planning permission for the proposed Himley Village, which is set to occupy a 90 hectare site to the north-west of the town. As well as houses, the proposal… Read More >

Bidding opens for premium plots

Bidding opens for premium plots

Prospective self-builders now have the opportunity to submit sealed bids for seven premium plots at the UK’s largest custom-build housing project based at Graven Hill in Bicester. Until 24 February, people can bid for the six-bedroom plots which will be located in close proximity to the site’s feature hilltop woodland. The land guide price for… Read More >

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