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Eynsham Village - Housing

Housing

A guide for Eynsham home-seekers and digest for existing residents, updated for 2022

Looking around | Settling in | Eynsham futures | Housing histories

Housing for sale or rent in Eynsham comes in every shape and size: check with estate agents for a full picture. The Land Registry tracks prices paid across the district on a monthly or annual basis, or over several years.

The village has many attractions for residents and newcomers - commuting, bringing up a family or retiring. Local facilities are enhanced by a wide range of shops, schools and social activities and a good bus service.

  • Street Plan for Thornbury GreenThe street map, updated in 2018, is a still splendid start for house-hunters and newcomers to Eynsham.
  • There is a separate street plan (preview right) for the newer housing west of Thornbury Road.
  • Our housing map shows how the village has expanded from the original conservation area; and pinpoints amenities ranging from the allotments to play areas as well as cafés, pubs and restaurants.
  • We also have an interactive Recreation map.

Settling in

northern and western development areasEynsham futures

The district council’s Local Plan 2031 relies heavily on expansion to the north and west of Eynsham to meet government housing targets.

  • A ‘garden village’ of 2,200 dwellings north of the A40, first proposed in 2016, is being taken forward on behalf of landowners by Grosvenor Developments Ltd, who submitted an outline planning application in 2020. Meanwhile, WODC’s area action plan (development framework) is still awaiting sign-off by the planning inspectorate; a final consultation on ‘main modifications’ opened in September 2022.
  • West of Eynsham, a ‘strategic development area’ of 750 dwellings is set to round off Thornbury Green and Abbey Green (see ‘Housing histories’ beneath the gallery and downloads). The developers’ own Masterplan (20Mb), with a central boulevard connecting the A40 to the Stanton Harcourt Road, was approved by WODC in March 2022 (Agenda item 11). Jansons Property proposals for west of Derrymerrye Farm are the first: follow the story.
  • Keep in touch with community responses under the banner of EPIC – click on the Garden-Village and West-Eynsham ‘tags’.

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Street map and public facilities - Photographer Eynsham Parish CouncilHousing and amenities, etc - Photographer Paul HughesStreet Plan, Thornbury Green - Photographer West Oxfordshire DC

Housing histories

Have you see our interactive map of Listed Buildings?

Recent developments

  • Abbey Green road layoutABBEY GREEN: 77 dwellings (39 of them affordable) on the Eynsham Nursery and Plant Centre site off the A40, approved on appeal in 2016, reached the market in 2022. Current access via Witney Road.
  • THORNBURY GREEN: 160 houses (50% affordable) west of Thornbury Road were approved in 2018, with access via Witney Road (the highway authority had no significant objections). Street names are connected to local benefactors.
  • MERTON COURT: 40 affordable houses off Merton Close were approved in 2009 and opened in 2011, with pedestrian access via Chilbridge Road. Applicants for affordable renting or shared ownership on ‘rural exception sites’ must register on the District Council waiting list.
  • HAZELDENE CLOSE: planning consent for 100 houses off the B4449 eastern bypass in 2009 included a Section 106 agreement on contributions to village infrastructure. Pedestrian route to the village centre via the Bitterell footpath.

Smaller sites

  • the expanding villageCOBBETTS CLOSE: erection of 13 dwellings south of Newland Street was decided on appeal in 2016.
  • WOODLANDS PLACE: proposals for 9 dwellings on Spareacre Lane were approved in 2016.
  • MILLERS COTTAGES: a barn conversion and 4 new dwellings at 17 Mill Street were approved in 2013.
  • ST LEONARD’S HOUSE: the Grade II listed former vicarage was approved for conversion from offices to 7 flats in 2013 with 6 dwellings in the grounds.
  • STAR CLOSE: an application for 9 residential units on the old Star Inn site, Witney Road was approved in 2011.
  • BLANKSTONES FARM: four new homes and 3 barn conversions at 37 Acre End Street were approved in 2009.
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