PLANS for more than 100 new homes to be built in a field north of Oxford have been revealed for the first time.

Developers want to build 129 dwellings at St Frideswide Farm, which is between Cutteslowe and Water Eaton, next to Banbury Road.

If the project is given the go ahead next year half of the new builds will be 'affordable' houses.

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Croudace Homes, who are spearheading the project, said the scheme aimed to meet the city's housing needs.

The company said: "There is a pressing need for additional housing in Oxford, including affordable homes.

"Oxford City Council, in preparing their Local Plan, decided that this site is an appropriate location to meet some of those needs.

"The site will provide a mix of sizes and types of homes, including family homes with gardens and apartments, with 50 per cent of the homes being affordable housing."

In the preliminary proposals developers said that additional cycle and car parking spaces will be included in the designs as per city council policy.

Of the potential traffic consequences on nearby Banbury Road developers said there would be a 'negligible' impact and added that the development 'will not exacerbate congestion along the road network.'

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The project will also have a large open space in the centre called a 'Garden Village' which will include 'a public square and a community garden forming the heart of the site.'

Developers said the community garden aimed to 'foster resident collaboration and hobbies.'

There will also be an orchard garden as part of the green space.

As part of the proposals designers said that there will be a five per cent gain in biodiversity.

This is to be made up of additional habitat features as well as bird and bat boxes and 'hedgehog highways' to allow for the movement of hedgehogs.

Developers went on to say that due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic a public consultation on the scheme will be held virtually.

The detailed plans can now be accessed by visiting

Questions or feedback can be submitted via email to and views will be sought until January 10 next year.

Participants can also submit their feedback via post to the address: Savills Planning, Wytham Court, 11 West Way, Oxford, OX2 0QL.

Following the consultation developers will submit a detailed planning application 'in early 2021.'

Oxford City Council will then advertise the application and launch its own statutory public consultation process, with the full proposals being made accessible to the public on the council's website.

Croudace Homes said the target for a determination by the council was for late 2021 before work will begin on the site in 2022.

If approved the scheme would then aim for a completion date to be determined for 2024.