The Oxford Planning and Development Team successfully secured outline planning permission for 270 homes at Littlemore Park on behalf Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and subsequently secured the freehold sale of this prime 16-acre residential development site.
The site is sensitively located within the setting of the original Grade II Listed hospital buildings, which had previously been converted to residential and commercial uses, and is also in close proximity to the neighbouring 75-acre Oxford Science Park.
The disposal and development of Littlemore Park is a key part of the Trust’s wider strategy to deliver its business plans and operational requirements by the disposal of non-core property assets and other strategic property initiatives. The planned new homes will make a significant contribution towards meeting the City’s housing needs and will provide a range of ownership and rental options, including key worker provision accessible by NHS employees.
Marketing of the site took place in parallel with the outline planning application phase with a national marketing campaign undertaken leading to selection of a preferred bidder following an informal tender process.
Outline planning permission was secured and the sale completed in March 2016 to accord with the Trust’s financial year-end requirements.