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 site 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. The sale of the development has released collateral that will be reinvested back into the College, including the funding of bursaries to enable a wide range of children to take advantage of the fantastic facilities and teaching at the institution.

Project Details

  • 240 high-quality new homes
  • 35% affordable homes
  • On land owned by a prestigious public school
  • Detailed planning and listed building application for 13 staff homes

Previously the site was arable farmland situated adjacent to the development boundary of Radley Village. Originally situated within the Green Belt the site was promoted by our planning team through the Local Plan process, culminating in an allocation within the most recent iteration of the Vale of White Horse Development Plan.

Our Architects ensured the development was modelled on 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. Walking and cycling routes have been integrated into the development, connecting to the existing infrastructure surrounding the site, encouraging sustainable mobility and social interaction, promoting 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.