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13 December 2022

Almost 40 more affordable homes on the way for Witney

We are working with Persimmon to provide 38 new affordable homes at a large development in west Witney.

We have recently taken handover of 9 new homes at the Windrush Place development and a further 4 more homes are due to be handed over shortly. The handovers will include 9 homes for affordable rent and 4 for shared ownership.

Contracts have also been exchanged on a further 25 new homes which are set to be completed by Persimmon later in 2023.

Colin Bloodworth, our Assistant Director of Development and Assets, said: “Witney is one of the key towns in our catchment area and demand for affordable homes is high. We’re delighted to be working with Persimmon to provide more homes for both affordable rent and shared ownership at this large new development and will continue to work to provide even more new homes for people in housing need, because we know how important this is.”

Windrush Place will eventually have around 1,000 homes in total along with a new primary school, community centre, sports pitches and a pavilion.

Julian Roper, Persimmon Managing Director, said: “This is our first development with Cottsway for a number of years and we’re pleased to be working together again on this new development, with local amenities that will create a new community for those who live here to enjoy.

“Over the course of construction at the development, we will be transferring 38 homes to Cottsway, and we are pleased to mark the first handover of 9 properties for the purposes of housing local people.

“Persimmon is determined to leave a positive legacy in the local area through the provision of new homes and jobs, and we are very pleased to be partnering with Cottsway on the delivery of social housing in the area.”

Cottsway's rented homes are allocated through the local authority’s housing allocation system. Anyone wishing to apply needs to register with the relevant local council – in this case, West Oxfordshire District Council. Rented homes will be advertised on the Homeseeker Plus website.

For more information about applying for one of our homes, see Find a property.


Pictured: Becky Storey, Development Officer (Projects) at Cottsway taking handover of the properties from Robin Clarke, Persimmon Homes

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