The Development

1215 Houses

Woodstock is a historical town in the UNESCO World Heritage setting of Blenheim Palace WHS.

Blenheim Estate is aiming to build 1,215 houses in Woodstock across four sites. The first three sites with West Oxfordshire District Council (WODC) and the fourth with Cherwell District Council. 

These developments would almost double the size of the town.

Plans for appropriate infrastructure are lacking and vague.

During 2017 and 2018 a planning application for 300 homes was approved, now known as Park View. Blenheim Estate acquired a construction company, Pye Homes, and submitted a successful Local Plan application to West Oxfordshire District Council for 120 houses at Land East of Hill Rise (Old Woodstock) and 180 at Land North of Banbury Road. Blenheim Estate have since submitted planning applications to WODC for 180 and 235 at the sites.

This year Blenheim Estate submitted an application for permission to build 500 houses on land south east of Woodstock (south of Perdiswell Farm) near the Bladon roundabout.

The WODC Local Plan advises that Woodstock could accommodate 600 new homes. All sites would total 1,215 houses, that's over 600 more than the Local Plan allows.

See artist impressions below.