Graven Hill is the UK’s largest custom build site with 1,900 homes earmarked for development on this large ex-Ministry of Defence site in Oxfordshire. Cherwell District Council has been innovative in bringing this massive site on, using funding obtained through its Vanguard Status.
The 600 hectare site will use the Golden Brick method with plot passports detailing what can and can’t be built on site. The council is very interested in bringing on multi-occupancy custom build apartments, as well as mixed housing, including terraces. Some infrastructure is already on site due to existing facilities, and work will be phased over the years due to the scale of the development. The final site will also include commercial elements in an effort to create local employment.
The first phase plots are due to be available in late 2016.