Current Projects : Instructions and project planning progression

Middleton Cheney, Northamptonshire

Manor Oak Homes are pleased to annouce we have obtained full planning permission at appeal for 20 new homes at Middleton Cheney, near Banbury. Further information will be made available in due course.

Our Vision:

Manor Oak Homes are promoting the land south of Thenford Road, Middleton Cheney for a residential-led development including 20 market and affordable dwellings, and areas of publicly accessible open space. Following a public consultation exercise in November 2019, Manor Oak Homes have submitted a planning application for the proposed new development to South Northamptonshire Council.

The planning application details and documents can be found on the South Northamptonshire Council online planning portal, which provides an opportunity to comment on the application. Application reference: S/2020/0183/MAF

Public Consultation Event

Stakeholder engagement is a key part of the development process. We have therefore been engaging with South Northamptonshire Council and Northampton County Council amongst other stakeholders. We are also interested to hear residents’ views, ideas and concerns. We therefore held a Public Consultation Event, to inform residents and listen to feedback on our proposals.

The Public Consultation Event took place on Friday 8th November from 3:30pm to 7:00pm at Middleton Cheney Village Hall, The Green, Middleton Cheney, Banbury, OX17 2LT. Residents were invited to view our proposals and to make comments. Members of the development team were on hand to listen to residents ideas and concerns and to answer any questions. All the comments received will be reviewed and considered by the project team and will be anonymised and collated into a Statement of Community Involvement which will be submitted to South Northamptonshire Council as part of any subsequent Planning Application we may submit.

For residents who are unable to attend the event, a copy of the Public Exhibition Boards will be made available below.

Please note that preapplication consultation closed on 22nd November 2019. Any comments on the submitted planning application should be made on the South Northamptonshire Council Planning Portal. Application reference: S/2020/0183/MAF

Our Proposals:

Our Proposals have been informed by pre-application discussions with South Northamptonshire Council and Northampton County Council as well as detailed site investigations. These investigations include the following:

  • Landscape Assessment
  • Phase 1 Ground Investigation
  • Archaeological Assessment
  • Preliminary Ecology Appraisal
  • Arboriculture Assessment
  • Transport and Access Investigations
  • Flood Risk and Drainage Assessment
  • Topographical Survey
  • Heritage Assessment

The conclusions of these key investigations are used to inform a constraints and opportunities plan, which is used by the architect in conjunction with information provided by South Northamptonshire Council to draw up a constraints-led residential scheme. This methodology ensures that any environmental impacts are mitigated, and that the scheme responds positively to its environment.

Whilst we undertake all the recommended investigations using qualified specialists at an early stage of the design process, we do not profess to know everything about the site and its surroundings, which is why Public Consultation and stakeholder engagement is critical to the design process. We are therefore keen to hear your views, concerns and ideas on matters such as Public Open Space, Housing Mix, Affordable Homes, Connectivity and Affordable Home Provision.

Next Steps

Once stakeholder engagement (including public consultation) and a subsequent review of our proposals is concluded, Manor Oak Homes intends to submit a planning application to South Northamptonshire Council. The application will include all the finalised reports that provide details of the investigations described above, alongside a planning statement setting out the reasoning behind the proposed development.

There will then be a further opportunity to comment on our proposals on South Northamptonshire Council’s website, prior to the Planning Committee determining whether the application should be approved.

A planning application has now been submitted

Exhibition Boards

We have published a PDF of the Exhibition Boards, click to download.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this download, if this isn’t installed on your device, simply click on the ‘Get Acrobat’, prior to downloading.


As part of developing our detailed proposals, we would like feedback from local people about what this future environment should look like and how it will best fit in with your community and your surrounding areas.

We would like to hear your views on areas such as:
– Public open space
– Broad mix of homes
– Footpaths
– Affordable homes

Formal Consultation has now begun and will conclude on the 22nd November 2019.

We welcome your views on our Proposals

FEEDBACK : Land south of Thenford Road, Middleton Cheney

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Use our online form, left, or alternatively email:

You can write to our Planning Consultants at:
Armstrong Rigg Planning
The Exchange
Colworth Science Park
MK44 1LZ

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Manor Oak Homes is a multi-disciplined company that specialises in promotional agreements and option agreements for strategic land opportunities co-founded by John Briggs and William Main in 2010.

We beleive in working on an open-book basis, building a strong relationship with clients, consultants, political bodies and industry contacts alike. We insist on working in a spirit of good faith, ensuring that we work in an environment of transparency and trust. We do not rely on a board, or the excuse of a board not to get things done, and will always pick up the phone at the first opportunity.


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