Radley College

Planning permission was secured for this new housing scheme that will deliver 240 high-quality new homes at Radley and redevelop land at the adjacent Church Farm to build 13 new homes exclusively for staff at Radley College. The scheme includes high-quality family homes, 35% of which will be affordable, to the north west of Radley village, on land owned by Radley College.

Project Details

  • 240 high-quality new homes
  • 35% affordable homes
  • 13 new homes exclusively for staff at Radley College
  • The intended use of local design cues such as ha-ha walls and low rise metal fences

Previously the site was arable farm land situated adjacent to the development boundary of Radley Village.  Sitting within the Green Belt the site was promoted by Barton Willmore’s planning team through the Local Plan process, culminating in an allocation within the most recent iteration of the Vale of White Horse Development Plan.

Architects from Barton Willmore ensured the development was modelled upon the best urban design and landscape design principles, deriving its components in response to the form and character of Radley and its surrounding countryside, ensuring the new neighbourhood will make a positive and attractive contribution to the existing village. All the space around the housing has been designed to encourage walking and cycling, promoting sustainable mobility, social interaction and a healthy lifestyle.  So imperative are these design principles to the College, that parameter plans were submitted and approved as part of the application process, providing a level of certainty regarding the fringes of the proposed development.