A Woodstock developer is in the running for Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year at the annual Housebuilder Awards.

Blenheim Estate Homes will learn whether or not they’ve claimed the title at a black tie event at London’s InterContinental hotel on November 24.

Roger File, chief operating officer at the company, said: “We’re delighted to have reached the finals of the most coveted awards in the industry, particularly when you see the competition we are up against.”

The developer said that sustainability and its ‘Legacy Principles’ were at the ‘heart of its business model’.

“Inspired by the Prince’s Foundation Landowner Legacy Principles, our commitments comprise Respectful Design, Enduring Build Standards, Thriving Communities, and Caring for the Environment,” Mr File said.

“They’re based on our belief we have a social, economic and moral responsibility to prioritise lasting value over short-term profit, ensuring our communities benefit for generations to come.”

He said the Legacy Principles informed its 300-home development, Park View, with half of the properties offered either at affordable rents or under shared ownership schemes.

Blenheim Estate’s new scheme, Hill Rise, Woodstock, has earned the ire of campaigners in the town.

A spokesman for the Campaign to Protect Old Woodstock said earlier this year: “Woodstock is a very small town. Our infrastructure simply can’t take this amount of building all at once."

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