A start date for building a new swathe of council homes in Oxford has been confirmed after the city council appointed a development partner.

Feltham Construction has been appointed by the city council to build ten low carbon homes in Lanham Way, Littlemore.

The new homes will be built on a former depot site which was purchased from the county council and the development will include six semi-detached two-bedroom houses and four semi-detached three-bedroom houses.

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Work on the new homes is expected to start in January next year and five these homes will be available to let at social rent, while the remaining five will be sold as shared ownership.


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Councillor Nigel Chapman, who is repsonsbile for citizen focused services and council companies, said: “I’m very pleased to reach this milestone in delivering these much-needed homes.

“We’re committed to providing more genuinely affordable homes through social rent and shared housing, and to making sure we build for a low carbon future.”

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The council’s housing company OX Place will act as development managers for the new homes, which have been designed by Jessop and Cook Architects.

Simon Lampard, Construction Director at Feltham Construction, said: “We look forward to the opportunity to work again with Oxford City Council, developing quality homes for the local community using sustainable construction methods which will support the council on their journey to zero carbon by 2030.”

Houses prices in Oxford are more than 12 times average household earnings, compared to eight times average earnings for England as whole.