National property consultancy Carter Jonas has secured outline planning consent on behalf of property developer St Modwen for a further component of the residential development at Kingsgrove in north east Wantage.

The site lies to the north of A417 and east of the of A338 in Wantage.

Consent was granted by Vale of White Horse District Council on November 5.

This new outline consent follows the expiry of the original outline consent and allows for the development of up to 669 residential units and a neighbourhood centre, along with associated infrastructure and open spaces.

Approximately 243 of the new homes will be allocated as affordable housing.

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Within weeks of this planning consent, Carter Jonas also secured reserved matters planning consent on behalf of LSP Developments Limited for a local centre at the development which is set to include a nursery and retail units.

Additional street furniture, electric vehicle (EV) charging, cycle parking and landscaping, including new trees and shrubs also forms part of the latest planning consent.

Kingsgrove is an already-established new community spanning approximately 227 acres. When complete, it is intended to provide up to 1,534 homes, a central park, sports facilities, public open spaces, community allotments and a new primary school.

Nicky Brock, partner at Carter Jonas in Oxford said: “We are extremely pleased to have helped St Modwen achieve planning consent for what is undoubtedly a very popular, sustainable new development and go some way to addressing the concerning shortage of homes in Oxfordshire.”