A guide for Eynsham home-seekers and digest for existing residents, updated for 2022
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.
The 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.
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’.
Histories follow beneath the slideshow - please SCROLL DOWN