Useful information on land West of Mill Lane development
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79 new homes across a range of types, 50% of which will be social housing. Modular methods of construction are being explored to accelerate construction delivery.
Housing aims to achieve a 70% reduction of carbon emissions from current building regulations, in line with Oxford City Council’s green initiative. The housing design proposes the use of eco-friendly building materials, additional sustainable features and renewable energy sources.
A necessary ecological assessment has been carried out and landscape enhancements such as tree planting, wildflower bedding and improvements to wildlife habitat are being proposed.
Vehicle access is proposed via a new entrance along Mill Lane. A series of pedestrian and cyclist access points have been created along the site boundary to link the development with Old Marston village. Road improvements will be made to Mill Lane in the future.
Car parking provision
Each house is to be provided with one parking space. The apartment block will have 75% parking (eight spaces for 12 units). Each dwelling will have cycle parking provided. Electrical charging points for electric vehicles will also be provided.
Green open space
The new green public open space aims to provide a series of flexible spaces and features that will encourage good play/exercise opportunities, focused on interaction with nature. The green open space will be available to new and existing local residents and for all generations to enjoy.
Two access points are proposed along the development’s western boundary for light farming vehicles to access the neighbouring greenbelt farmland.
Connectivity to public transport
The nearest bus stop to the site is located 550m away, along Elsfield Road (bus route 14A). The A40 is the closest dual carriageway, accessed via Elsfield Road, and the B4495 is the closest link road to Oxford City Centre, accessed via Oxford Road.
The masterplan design responds sympathetically to the surrounding rural farm land and Old Marston Conservation Area, drawing inspiration from its architectural features and green open spaces.