Post date: 28th June
Work has begun on a mixed housing development featuring affordable properties, rented homes and a new modern doctors’ surgery at Long Hanborough.
The project, which is partnership between Pye Homes and the Blenheim Palace Estate, will see a total of 169 new properties built. It is anticipated the first new occupants will begin moving into their homes by spring 2018.
“Pye Homes is delighted to be working with Blenheim Palace to deliver a long-term commitment with this exciting development,” said Sales Director Rachel Lewis.
“We will be providing 169 quality and sustainable one, two, three and four bedroom new homes, integrating much needed affordable properties, homes to rent and a state of the art doctors’ surgery too, whilst at the same time reinforcing the importance of the historic stewardship of Blenheim Palace.
“The design, layout and appearance of the new homes will be varied, with a mix of brick, stone, render and tiling throughout. An informal woodland area will be planted to the east of the development providing pleasant public open space and good connectivity on foot to the centre of the town. We are working together to create an exemplary, high quality and memorable place that reflects and is respectful to its connections with Long Hanborough,’’ she added.
The new development is part of a commitment by Blenheim Palace to house 300 families in high quality affordable housing over the next 10 years.
“High quality, affordable housing for local families is crucially important both for our own staff and the wider community,” said Blenheim Palace’s CEO Dominic Hare.
“We believe there is no possible vision for a future successful and flourishing Blenheim which does not depend on a flourishing and successful set of communities around it – and the same is true in reverse. We have set an ambition to be the economic lifeblood of the area, to enhance the lives of the people in our communities and to sustain, grow and share the precious resources of the Estate, the Park and the Palace,” he added.
The commitment is contained within a new 10-year Plan for Blenheim which also includes an objective for the Estate to triple its contribution to the local economy.
Earlier this year the Estate completed work at Home Park in Bladon which features 27 new homes alongside 10,000 sq ft of new office space in converted redundant farm buildings, which is already supporting 40 jobs new to the area.
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