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Oxford City Council has taken a lease of the playing fields at Northway from Oxfordshire County Council.
Following the recent completion of the new children's play area which has already proved to be very popular with residents, Oxford City Council is committed to further improvements.
These include a relocation and upgrade of the current multi-use games area and the creation of enhanced landscape areas linking in with the adjacent Peasmoor Piece Nature Reserve.
Councillor Mark Lygo, Board Member for Parks and Sports, says: "These park improvements will enable the delivery of the new state-of-the-art community centre for Northway, which will include top quality facilities for the sports teams that use the playing fields.
"The scheme, to be delivered by the Council's partners Haboakus, will also include much needed affordable housing.
"These are exciting times for Northway and we are focussed on bringing top quality facilities and much needed housing to Northway and securing the future of the playing fields for the benefit of the community is a key part of this."
Haboakus has been appointed by Oxford City Council to build three projects - at Westlands Drive and Dora Carr Close in Northway, and at Barns Road in Cowley - as an innovative way to provide improved community facilities and high-quality, affordable housing for people to live in Oxford.
These three projects will provide two new community facilities, a workshop for the charity Emmaus and 108 new homes.
Released on Tuesday 11 December 2012