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Oxford scheme awarded planning approval

Oxford City Council has given Catalyst the go-ahead to build 48 homes on the site of the former Temple Cowley pools.

Some 50% of the new homes will be affordable, with 19 social rent units and five shared ownership properties and the remaining 24 for market sale.

This city centre development will deliver a much needed range of new houses and flats that will help meet an increasing housing demand in Oxford.


Tom Titherington, executive director of property and growth at Catalyst, said, “I am delighted that our Temple Cowley scheme has been passed by Oxford City Council.

“Our development will deliver much needed new affordable housing to local people, in line with the Council’s housing policies.”

Designed by Hester Architects, the scheme, which will get underway later this year, will be made up of three blocks of flats and a series of semi-detached and terraced houses.

Malcom Hester, chairman of Hester Architects, commented: “We have a long history of working with Catalyst and we are delighted that our Temple Cowley designs have been approved for planning.

“The design complements local surroundings and features high quality, landscaped open spaces that allow for spectacular views towards Oxford skyline.”


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